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Peter Van Brugh Livingston wrote from New York to Susan Kean, his daughter, address not included. He and his wife, Elizabeth Livingston, are in New York visiting friends. He updated her on friends and family including the death of Aunt Provost and that Eliza Otto had begun to speak. There had been a poor harvest and many fruit trees were affected by the harsh winter. Elizabeth Livingston would try still to send peach and rose water. He wrote about political news including the formation of different government departments such as the Treasury. He sent a beaver hat and silver band for Susan's son, Peter Kean.

People Included: Mr. Wilcox, Mr. hugher, Lady Stirling, Brother Robert (Livingston ?), Peggy, Robert Barnwell, and Mr. B.


Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1712-1792)


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

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New York, NY


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

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Peter Van Brugh Livingston to Susan Kean, May 20, 1789


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