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Jessey Perovany wrote from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Susan Kean in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Jessey missed a visit from Mr. Niemcewicz. Asked Susan to let him know that she had to step out for important business and therefore missed his visit. Expected to see him when he returned to Philadelphia. Jessey planned on leaving the continent next month to join her husband in Havana. She also expected to give birth at any moment. Enquired about Peter and asked Susan to tell him she would write him from Havana. Mr. Perovany arrived safely at his destined port. Jessey added additional text dated May 1 where she informed Susan she gave birth to a boy. He had already gotten over smallpox. She received a letter from Mr. Perovany who offered his best respects to Susan. The money Susan lent Jessey would be remitted a short time after she got established in Havana.

People mentioned: Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz and Peter Kean.


Jessey Perovany


Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Jessey Perovany to Susan Kean, April 1, 1799


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