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Jane Dayton wrote from Elizabethtown, New Jersey to Susan Kean at Mrs. Caradoux’s corner of Moore and Pearl Streets, New York. Jane Dayton informed Susan that Mr. Dayton had just heard that Mr. Paul was going off immediately and thought it the best mode of sending Peter to her. Hoped he reached her safely. Sorry to hear Susan was unwell and confined with gout. Mentioned a wedding that took place the night prior and that they had a party of twenty. Jane wrote her letter in haste as she had three or four people around her. Mentioned that they were supposed to go to the falls but the rain disappointed them. Jane had been so much engaged with company and hindered by bad weather from going to the house for a day or two but furnished Betty with lime and a brush and have read to her Susan’s directions.


Jane Dayton


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

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Elizabethtown, New Jersey


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

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Jane Dayton to Susan Kean, May 7, 1800


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