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Susan U. Niemcewicz wrote from Elizabethtown, New Jersey to John Rutherford near Trenton, New Jersey. Susan informed her cousin, John, that the Suit in Chancery that her uncle thought John would like to hear was not yet decided. Judge Gibbons, a man of great wealth from Georgia, purchased Colonel Cranes’ land near the new Ferry and likely also purchased one-third of Ogden and Dayton’s part. Gibbons had several conversations with Stiles about the property and Stiles claimed he was cheated out of his part. Mr. Barnwell was in Elizabethtown and wished to settle as much of the business of the bonds as possible, three were to be canceled. If John could not favor Susan with a visit, she asked him to forward the bonds to her. In the postscript, Susan wished there could be some way devised that their good old aunt might recover her Dower from some of the rich speculators who were in possession of their uncle’s property.

People mentioned: Judge Gibbons, Colonel Crane, Mr. Ogden, Mr. Dayton, Robert Barnwell, Julian Niemcewicz, and Peter Kean.

Author/Creator

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

Recipient

John Rutherford

Creation Date

1802-07-18

Creation Date

7-18-1802

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Elizabethtown, New Jersey

Collection

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

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 2, 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

Susan U. Niemcewicz to John Rutherford, July 18, 1802

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