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William Stephens wrote from Savannah, Georgia to Susan Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Stephens informed Susan that he set about leasing the Wharf Lot. Sorry to hear that Susan did not have the deed of her lands executed before a gentleman who could have attested the fact, or verified under the seal of New York. Stephens planned to return the deed by the first safe opportunity. It was to be hoped that the lands and property would be leased and be productive and not embarrass Susan. Stephens and his wife were seriously considering visiting New York in May and wanted to spend the summer in the Northern States. On their tour, they planned on paying Susan and Julian their respects.
Susan wrote her response on the third page of the letter in which she thanked Williams for his kind favor and expressed her regret that any ignorance on her part prevented the Deed from being recorded. Pleased to find that the property was increasing in value. If Stephens wrote to Major B., Susan asked if he would enquire whether he had any Deeds of Lands that belonged to John Kean’s Estate.
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Stephens, William. William Stephens to Susan Niemcewicz, February 26, 1801. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1800s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1800s/155
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