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John Faucheraud Grimké wrote from Charleston, South Carolina to Susan Niemcewicz, unaddressed. Grimké informed Susan that he received her last letter while he was traveling to his country seat 200 miles away from Charleston. When he returned last winter, he was struck with a fit of asthma. He had scarcely been well enough to do business but his professional engagements called him on a circuit of nine weeks, which had just ended as he was writing his letter to Susan. Upon his return, he found that his attorney had been called on for a further payment of one hundred and twenty-eight dollars and fifty-eight cents on account of Susan’s three shares. Books were passing through the Canal, but the want of water in the reserves was not sufficient to supply every boat. Mr. and Mrs. Grimké extended their respects to Susan and Peter.

People mentioned: Peter Kean


John Faucheraud Grimké [also spelled Grimke or Grimkey] (1752-1819)


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

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Charleston, South Carolina


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

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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John Faucheraud Grimké to Susan Niemcewicz, May 1, 1801


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