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Cadwallader Colden Jr., addressed from Coldenham, an Estate along the Hudson, wrote to Peter Van Brugh Livingston, addressed to Merchant at New York. He explained that his brother, David Colden paid Mr. Alexander. He was afraid to go to town because of smallpox.


Cadwallader Colden Jr.


Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1710-1792)

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Coldenham Estate


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1686-1847. The bulk of the collection is related to Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz (1759-1833). The Livingston and Kean families frequently corresponded and held accounts with other prominent colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabeth-Town, Philadelphia, New York City, upstate New York, England, France, and Poland. A small portion of the collection includes correspondence with early Virginia families, unrelated to the Livingston and Kean families.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 1


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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Cadwallader Colden Jr. to Peter Van Bruch Livingston, August 28, 1760


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