Gustavus Risberg in Philadelphia, PA wrote to Susan Kean, Elizabeth Town, NJ. This letter mentioned the epidemic ravaging the city. He received a payment from Mr. Willing. It discussed the problem with Dr. Rush. People included: Mr. Simpson, John Kean, Mr. Tilghman, Mrs. Pinker, Mr. Willing, Dr. Rush. Places included: Carolina.
Gustavus Risberg and George Meade06-16-1797
Gustavus Risberg in Philadelphia, PA wrote to Susan Kean, addressed to Elizabeth Town, NJ. This letter contained a draft of another letter to be sent to Gordon Thomas from George Meade concerning the issue that water that might enter his yard with Dr. Rush's obstruction of water flows. People included: Ingersoll and Tilghman, Dr. Rush, Mr. Ketland, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Willing.
John Rutherfurd in Tranquility, NJ wrote to Susan Kean, unaddressed. There was a question over a particular bond and he directed Susan to ask the bank for help. People included: W. Smith, Peter, Mrs. Ricketts, Mary Ricketts, Cath. Ricketts. Places included: Philadelphia, PA, South Carolina.
St. George Tucker07-26-1797
St. George Tucker wrote to James Brown, addressed to Richmond, VA. He wrote to discuss two sums he is owed as well as writing about bank stocks they had previously talked about.
John Walker wrote to James Brown, addressed to Richmond, VA. This letter is a small personal correspondence talking about the various members of John's family. He also mentions he is broke and asks James to pay a sum he himself can not pay.
Robert Barnwell in Charleston, SC wrote to Susan Kean, addressed to New York, NY. Robert Barnwell wrote to Susan Kean to inform her of state bonds received from John Kean and wanted the difference between the nominal and real bond price. He expressed his desire to liquidate his debt with her and demanded a prompt reply. People Included: John Kean, Mr. Desaulpure, Mr. Elliot, Mr. Winthrop, Mrs. Ricketts, Edwards family, LeRoy family, Benson, King, Philip Livingston. Places included: Georgia, South Carolina.
Robert Barnwell in Beaufort, South Carolina wrote to Susan Kean, unaddressed. Robert informed Susan that he worked as trustee of the late John Kean's property without legal trusteeship. He discussed the issue of remittances, debt, and property. John Kean, according to Barnwell, offered the the revenue of a property for twelve years to pay of his debts before the revenue went to his family. Barnwell advised contacting Judge Grimke if she wanted to terminate ownership of the property. He discussed the issue of bonds. People included: Mr. Kean, Peter Kean, Grimke, Philip Livingston, Banker, Holmes, Odleton, Shubrice, Mr. Ricketts, Mrs. Ricketts. Places included: Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina.
P. Bond in Philadelphia, PA wrote to Susan Kean, unaddressed. Mr. Bond discussed Susan Kean's legal case against Dr. Rush concerning her grievances with him over his wall that has led to water filling her lot in Philadelphia. They attempted to develop a case that Dr. Rush's wall was unlawfully creating problems for Mrs. Kean's property. People included: Miss Fanny, Mr. Tilghman, Dr. Rush, Mr. Ricketts, Mrs. Ricketts, Mr. Houston, Mrs. Houston, Mr. Alex Campbell, Mr. Meade, Mr. Ketland. Places included: US District of Virginia.
George Van Brugh Brown08-08-1796
George Van Brugh Brown wrote from New York to Susan Kean, his aunt, addressed to James Ricketts, Elizabeth Town. He did not know that his uncle, James Ricketts, was sick. Since Susan was staying with him George asked her to update him on his health. He also mentioned he finally had an opportunity to travel to his lands later in the month.
People Included: Mr. Johnson, Mrs. A, James Ricketts, Sarah Ricketts, Mr. and Mrs. L (Lawrence?)
George Van Brugh Brown07-22-1796
George Van Brugh Brown wrote from New York to Susan Kean, his aunt, addressed to James Ricketts, Elizabeth Town. He inquired about Susan's health and how their friends in Elizabeth Town were. He mentioned that he saw Susan's brother who was soon heading out to the country, he was most likely referring to Philip Peter Livingston.
People Included: Miss James, Mrs. A, Peter Philip James Kean
Places Included: Monty Bay
George Van Brugh Brown03-19-1796
Major Brown wrote from Abyssinia, in New Jersey, to his Aunt Susan, addressed to New York. George was in Philadelphia longer than expected. He met Mr. Rutherford there and thanked Susan for the introduction. He enclosed a letter from Miss Bond, and another letter addressed to Mrs. Livingston. There are addition and subtraction problems on the verso of the letter.
Names included: Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts.
George Van Brugh Brown09-07-1796
George Van Brugh Brown wrote from Stratford, CT to Susan Kean, his aunt, addressed to Elizabeth Town, NJ. George was upset that he had so many delays in his travels and hoped that his letter about his trip got to James Ricketts.
People Included: James Ricketts, Mr. Houston, Mrs. Johnson, Sarah Ricketts, Peter Philip James Kean
Places Included: Boston, MA, New York, NY
Tench Coxe in Philadelphia, PA wrote to William and James Constable, unaddressed. These materials concerned notes that Louis Otto allegedly gave to William Constable. People included: John Kean, Louis Otto, James LeRoy, Clement Biddle. Places included: Bank of the United States, Paris.
E.B. Dayton in Elizabeth Town, NJ wrote to Susan Kean, addressed to Philip Livingston's residence in New York, NY. This letter ask for her decision about a bill drawn on Mr. Kean in favor of Tench Coxe. People included: Mr. Kean, Mr. Ricketts, Tench Coxe.
John Faucherand Grimke01-24-1796
John Faucheraud Grimke in Charleston, SC wrote to Susan Kean, unaddressed. This letter discussed the Santee and Catawba companies. People included: Josiah Smith, Peter Kean, Mr. Barnwell, Dr. Ramsay, Mrs. Grimke. Places included: Congress, Santee, Catawba.
John Faucherand Grimke01-06-1796
John Faucheraud Grimke in Charleston, SC, wrote to Susan Kean, unaddressed. Grimke wrote to Susan about Peter. He was satisfied that she had placed Peter under the protection of a clergyman and told Susan to send a power of attorney letter to Mr. Smith so that he may transfer property in her name. People included: Mrs. Grimke, Peter Kean, Mr. Smith, Grimke boys. Places included: New York, Philadelphia.
John Faucheraud Grimke06-08-1796
John Faucheraud Grimke, from Charleston, SC, wrote to Susan Kean, unaddressed. Grimke wrote to Mrs. Kean about a statement from the South Carolina Treasurer on the interest and principal of bonds. He suggested Federal bonds were more profitable. Grimke advised disposing of it because of the low rates. The letter discussed Santee Canal and the Catawba Canal issues. He advised that they avoid further investment in the canals if they failed to receive a profit in the following year after the interest expired. People included: Peter Kean, State Treasurer, Mr. Barnwell, Mr. Kean. Places included: Catawba Canal, Santee Canal, South Carolina.
Susan Kean in New York, NY, wrote several draft letters to Peter McCall, unaddressed. Susan Kean wrote various drafts concerning her cargo in the possession of Mr. McCall. People Included: Gustavus Risberg, Mr. Kean, Richard Dale Places included: Custom House, China.
Susan Kean lists items in her possession. People included: G. Davis, Mrs. Corvaisier, Philip Livingston, Robert Morris, Greanleaf and Nicholson, Herman LeRoy, John Rutherfurd, Robert Barnwell, Mr. Rickets, Mr. Risberg, George Willing. Places mentioned: Beaufort, SC, Bank of the United States.
Susan Kean wrote to Gustavus Risberg, unaddressed. Mr. Bond wrote this power of attorney statement on behalf of Susan Kean for Gustav Risberg. People included: Mr. Bond, John Kean, Gustavus Risberg. Places included: Elizabeth Town, Philadelphia.
Susan Kean wrote from New York to her cousin, John Rutherford, addressed to the Senate of the United States, Philadelphia, PA. Susan’s nephew George Van Brugh Brown arrived in Philadelphia. George grew up in Scottland, where he attended school, then served in the Army, in Jamaica. He was a Captain in the 52nd Regiment. Susan asked John to show him kindness and “give him some directions in what manner he ought to conduct himself.” She was sorry Mr. Bond didn’t stay to meet the president [George Washington]. A postscript vaguely described a man cast away “cast away incoming from Jamaica and had been some time in North Carolina… very much out of health.”
Names included: Mrs. L, Mr. Read, Capt. B.
LeRoy, Bayard & McEvers05-04-1796
This receipt was from LeRoy, Bayard, & McEvers and Susan Kean's transaction. This receipt was evidence that Hermann LeRoy had one share in Bank of New York stock.
Herman LeRoy in Bloomingdale, NJ wrote to Susan Kean, addressed to Elizabeth Town, NJ. Mr. LeRoy wrote to Mrs. Kean giving advice concerning bank stock. He advised on acquiring National Bank shares in comparison with New York Bank. People included: Mrs. LeRoy, Mrs. Bayard, Susan, Edward, Peter Kean, James Ricketts, Mrs. Ricketts. Places included: Bank of New York, Bank of the US, New Hampshire.
This was a copy of a letter by Brockholst Livingston, in Elizabeth Town, NJ, to an Unknown Person, unaddressed, as noted on the verso of the letter (written in Susan Kean's handwriting). This letter concerned the property dispute between Mrs. Kean and Dr. Rush over their properties in Philadelphia, where Dr. Rush built on the disputed property.
Philip Livingston and Susan Kean wrote this unaddressed document. Susan wrote down information concerning US Bank and NY Bank stock. People included: William Dayton. Places included: Bank of the United States, Bank of New York.
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