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An excerpt from a letter written by Peter Van Brugh Livingston to John Kean, April 25, 1786. The excerpt said that Peter would not obstruct John from asking for his daughter, Susan Livingston's hand in marriage. However, he would not be able to give her much on her wedding day due to the impact of the Revolutionary War on his finances. He did intend, however, to split his property equally among his children at his death. The full letter can be found as " Peter Van Brugh Livingston to John Kean, April 25, 1786." It is unclear who wrote out this excerpt, but it was presumably John Kean.

Author/Creator

Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1712-1792)

Recipient

John Kean (1755-1795)

Creation Date

4-25-1786

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Location Unknown

Collection

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

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 Archive, Kean University

Excerpt from Peter Van Brugh Livingston to John Kean, April 25, 1786
 
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