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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

Author/Creator

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

Recipient

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

Creation Date

1801-05-01

Creation Date

5-1-1801

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Charleston, South Carolina

Collection

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

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2

Rights

This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at lzimmerm@kean.edu.

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

John Faucheraud Grimké to Susan Niemcewicz, May 1, 1801

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