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Beaumanoir de la Forest wrote from Paris, France to Susan Niemcewicz, unaddressed. Heard from their mutual correspondents that Susan had changed her name and was united to an amiable man. Extended her congratulations to both Susan and Julian on their marriage. Happy to hear that their nation returned to principle and goodness. Sorry to hear about the situation of Susan’s brother. Mentioned Eliza and how she was putting her interests under Susan’s protection. Visited Lunéville with Caroline. Sorry to hear of Mrs. Corvaisier’s death as she never seemed very happy. Mentioned items that were left in Mrs. Corvaisier’s care that were sentimental including a black box, three shells, and a chevron [shell]. If the items were found, de la Forest would be grateful. Mr. Otto made a good salary but was extremely “narrow’d in his circumstances” as the prices of bread, meat, and articles of first necessity in London were all exorbitant prices. Was “thunder stricken” over hearing of the misfortune of Mr. Lynch and his family. She pitied the widow with so many children who were left destitute. Asked how it was possible that a well-grounded fortune had vanished so quickly. Apologized for the state of her letter, de la Forest worried it was written in bad English as she did not have a pocket dictionary to consult.

People mentioned: Jane (Grove) Corvaisier, Louis Guillaume/William Otto, and Mr. Lynch


Catherine Marie Le Cuillier de Beaumanoir, Comtesse de La Forest (1763-1841)


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

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Paris, France


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

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Beaumanoir de la Forest to Susan Niemcewicz, April 3, 1801


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