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LeRoy, Bayard & McEvers wrote from New York, New York to Susan Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. The scarcity of stock in their market and the closing of the transfer office soon after receiving Susan’s favor of the 30th of May prevented LeRoy, Bayard & McEvers from making the investment of her money until a few days prior. Enclosed Susan’s current account. Mr. Smith of Charleston, South Carolina transmitted to them Certificates of three Santee Canal shares made out in Susan’s name with the following remark:

“Mrs. Niemcewicz’s old friend Judge Grimke says that they ought to have been made out in the name of her son, and I now recollect that in September 1795 when I was at her house in Elizabethtown Point she mentioned to me that the Stock I had sold here for her account was to be improved by the Judge in Canal Shares for her son’s use, therefore suppose when he comes of full age she will have them transferred over to him.”

People mentioned: Josiah Smith, John Faucheraud Grimké, and Peter Kean.

Places mentioned: Charleston, South Carolina.


LeRoy, Bayard, & McEvers


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

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New York, New York


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

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Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 2


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LeRoy, Bayard & McEvers to Susan Niemcewicz, July 17, 1804


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