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Peter Van Brugh Livingston wrote from Abysinia to John Kean, his son-in-law, addressed to Beaufort, to the care of Mr. Alexander Chisholm, Merchant in Charles Town. He wrote in answer to several letters sent by John. He wrote that he passed the money he sent to Mr. De LaForest and said he was grateful to Dr. Ramsay for taking care of John and his wife Susan when they were sick. Robert Barnwell was on his way to New York from Philadelphia and stayed with the family for a couple days. He would return to New York with Major Franks and Mr. Dawson the next day. Elizabeth Livingston, Peter's wife, had been confined to her room after a paralytic attack. Lewis William Otto was also staying with the family.


Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1712-1792)


John Kean (1755-1795)

Creation Date

January 3, 1789 and January 6, 1789

Document Type



Abysenia, Elizabethtown, County of Essex, NJ


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

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Peter Van Brugh Livingston to John Kean, January 3, 1789 and January 6, 1789


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