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J. Gordon wrote to Susan Kean, unaddressed. Rejoiced exceedingly to hear Susan perfectly recovered. Informed Susan she needed to live for Peter’s sake. She made no engagements and had no desire to change her situation. Discussed Mr. Capron and said he was a Frenchman and a Patriot. His sentiments were very different from her own as Gordon considered herself Briton. When she first arrived, several Patriots frequented the house. Now they shunned the house like they would a British man of war. Told them she would rather see the Devil than a “sans culottes.” She was much more at ease and chose her company, whom were French Aristocrats and two or three Italians in whose language she made considerable progress. This document is incomplete.
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Gordon, J.. J. Gordon to Susan Kean, December 4, 1797. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/660
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