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The top of the document is labeled "No. 3." It includes copies of four letters written from the Office of Finance about the cost of the American Revolution. It likely belonged to John Kean. Details about the copies: George Abbot Hall, Receiver for South Carolina, June 10, 1782, no signature. September 11, 1782, no signature. January 22, 1783, signed by R. [Robert] Morris. May 16, 1783, signed by Wm [William] Duer, Secretary.


Robert Morris (1734-1806), William Duer (1743-1799)

Creation Date

between June 10, 1782 and May 16, 1783

Document Type



unknown location


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


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

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

No. 3, Office of Finance, between 1782-1783