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Julia Lawrence wrote from Jamaica to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her aunt, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. She talks about Jamaica and the enslaved people there are allowed three days off to celebrate around Christmas, that is all the time the have off during the year. She remarks that they should do everything in their power to contribute to their happiness. She also talks about family and how she and her husband were both recently sick.
People Included: John Kean (JK1814), Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Peter Philip James Kean, Sarah Sabina Morris Kean, Philip Livingston, John Tharp Lawrence, John Thrap
Julia A.K. Lawrence, formerly Julia A.K. Ricketts
Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, formerly Susan Livingston and Susan Kean (1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 2
Lawrence, Julia A.. Julia Lawrence to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, December 24, 1819. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1810s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1810s/22
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