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Beaumanoir de la Forest wrote from Paris, France to Susan U. Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Now that there was peace, la Forest hoped she would hear from Susan more frequently. Mrs. Otto was with child but sadly miscarried. She was recovering slowly. La Forest had new troubles of a different kind. Mr. Tench Coxe had robbed her and her husband of $33,000. When la Forest and her husband departed from America, Mr. la Forest had put his business in the hands of Tench Coxe. When Mr. la Forest drew money from Mr. Coxe, he sent a little but then afterward protested the bills of exchange. He put Mr. La Forest’s property under his, blaming the war and a possible rupture. Once peace was declared, instead of returning the bonds and bank notes, Coxe filed bankruptcy. Mrs. la Forest claimed he put their property under his name so he had a means to rob them. She felt sorry for his wife and children and was disgusted with his behavior.

People mentioned: Tench Coxe


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


Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (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 U. Niemcewicz, September 2, 1801


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