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Catharine Livingston wrote to Peter Kean, unaddressed. Livingston informed Kean that she read with approbation the letter he recommended. The affair Kean so kindly undertook was of a more serious nature. The “impeachment of a lady’s veracity” should not be “looked upon by her as a matter of small moment.” Discussed correspondence that passed between herself and Joanna and Miss Bayard’s mistaken information. Both Joanna and Catharine asserted in Peter Kean’s presence that no conversation relative to the subject in dispute passed till after Miss Livingston’s lively address to Joanna. Enclosed letters that passed between them and Kean will judge of the impossibility of any further intercourse. The goodness of his intentions was too apparent to pass unacknowledged. This document is undated.
John Kean (1756-1795)
Wall Street, New York
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Livingston, Catharine. Catharine Livingston to John Kean, circa 1790s. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/680
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