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Eliza Otto wrote from Paris, France to Susan Kean in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Eliza composed a letter as requested by her Aunt Susan. She wrote in French in the hopes that her cousin Peter (Peter Kean) would translate the letter. Eliza mentioned Mrs. De Laforest’s hospitality and asked Susan to pay respects to her Uncle Livingston. Received word that her cousin Bayard was married and shared news of family and mutual acquaintances. This document is written in French. It was dated according to the Revolutionary Calendar 25 Fructidor An 8, which translates to September 12, 1800.
Elizabeth (Eliza) Otto
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston, and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Otto, Elizabeth (Eliza). Eliza Otto to Susan Kean, September 12, 1800. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1800s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1800s/84
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