Gustavus Risberg, Philadelphia, PA wrote to Susan Kean, Elizabeth Town, NJ. Gustavus intended to send the green satin fabric to New York where they expected it to fetch a better price. Dr. Rush considered leaving the house and wanted to purchase a new lot. Some individuals were trying to avoid the local sheriff. People included: Edward Tilghman, Mr. Willing, Dr. Ruston, Mr. Coxe. Places included: New York, NY, Recorder's Office.
Gustavus Risberg in Philadelphia, PA wrote to Susan Kean, addressed to Elizabeth Town, NJ. Gustav informed Susan of the payments made to individuals. People included: Mr. Simpson, Mrs. Corvaisier, Dr. Rush, E. Tilghman, Mr. Meade, Peter Kean. Places included: Walnut Street, Mr. Meade's estate, N. American Land Company, Turnpike.
Gustavus Risberg in Philadelphia, PA wrote to Susan Kean, Elizabeth Town, NJ. Mr. Risberg discussed the remittances, dividends, and sales of estate goods. He advised that the financial situation would be strong as long as there was no war. Simons wanted to void the contract and Gustav wanted instructions as to what to do. He discussed bank stocks from the Bank of Pennsylvania and the Bank of the United States. People included: Simons, B. W. Morris, President & Cashier of the Bank of Pennsylvania, Blair McClenachan, Morris, Nicholson, B. W. Morris, Mr. Francis, Wilson, G. Willing, Mr. Ricketts. Places included: Turnpike, New York, Bank of the United States.
Gustavus Risberg wrote from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Susan Kean in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Risberg continued to update Susan on the watercourse that threatened to destroy the cellar and vaults of her home in Philadelphia. Risberg informed Susan that he had received a letter from Mr. William Tilghman on behalf of Mr. M. [Meade] in which he desired the former water course be opened and suggested it pass through Dr. R’s [Rush] lot. Risberg responded to Tilghman and claimed his opinion was inadmissible. Had he taken the time to view the ground, he would find the suggestion impracticable. On Wednesday Risberg, along with a Carpenter, measured the ground for having a trunk sunk in the watercourse and needed to be admitted to Mr. M’s yard. The consultation took two hours upon which Mr. M found that opening the water course would not be favorable and proposed Susan take measures to carry the water. Three Carpenters and Masons were hired but Risberg suggested Susan take action against Mr. M for her claim as it appeared to be the only way to solve the problem. Enclosed drafts of balances for Susan’s account and mentioned an offer was made to Robert Barnwell.
People mentioned: Mr. Meade, William Tilghman, and Dr. Benjamin Rush
Gustavus Risberg wrote from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Susan Kean in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Risberg informed Susan that he received her letter of the 28th of June regarding George Meade having addressed her on the subject of her yard. Agreed that this was a disagreeable situation and that a serious demand be made upon Mr. Meade, and if necessary be enforced by a lawsuit. Dr. Rush refused to give a Deed of the property until the matter was settled. There was no offer on the lot and Risberg was at a loss on how to advise Susan further. It was uncertain if England would be included in the Peace and arrangements being made in Europe. George Willing requested to have the house painted and wallpapered.
Gustavus Risberg in Philadelphia, PA, wrote to Susan Kean, addressed to Elizabeth Town, NJ. This letter concerned the problem of letting a waterway through Kean's backyard property that would destroy the cellar and vaults, which would significantly lower the value of the house. People included: Mr. Ricketts, Dr. Rush, Mr. Meade. Places included: New York, NY, Compting House.
Gustavus Risberg in Philadelphia, PA wrote to Susan Kean, addressed Elizabeth Town, NJ. He discussed business matters including the issue of selling satins, resolving the dispute with Dr. Rush, and the issue of Mr. Willing's rent. People included: Dr. Benjamin Rush, Mrs. Grove, Peter Kean, Livingston Family. Places included: New York, Virginia.
Gustavus Risberg in Philadelphia, PA, wrote to Susan Kean, addressed to Elizabeth Town, NJ. Gustavus discussed the liquidation of assets. People included: George Meade, Peter Kean. Places included: South Carolina, Georgia, Bank of the United States.
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 Brown11-27-1796
George Van Brugh Livingston wrote from London, England, to Susan Kean in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Livingston expressed interest in hearing about Peter’s well-being since he last visited Susan. Considered going to Scotland as he was attached to a young lady there. Asks Susan to pass along regards to herself, his uncle, his grandmother, and other friends.
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.
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