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John Kean wrote from Claremont to Susan Livingston, address not included. He had received her letters and some from South Carolina upon returning to Claremont, including a parcel of watermelons. He would travel tomorrow to Poughkeepsie and then slowly down to New York. He did not think Hindman would marry soon and that he would be in New York as soon as John got there. Mrs. M and Edward also talked about leaving Saturday. He was glad to hear Mrs. L paid Susan a visit and that Susan's health had improved.

Author/Creator

John Kean (1755-1795)

Recipient

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

Creation Date

8-29-1786

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Claremont Estate, NY

Collection

The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-1847. 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 wealthy, prominent, colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabethtown, 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. The collection includes second hand accounts of enslaved people who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, 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 Archives, Kean University

John Kean to Susan Livingston, August 29, 1786

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