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Benjamin Harrison wrote from Mr. Baylor's, Carolina and Hanovertown to Alexander Donald, address not included. Benjamin had been traveling and stayed with his sister, Mrs. Baylor, before traveling to Hanovertown. He said he would try to make it to Richmond and Turpin Hall to visit. He wrote about the different people he had seen and spoken too as well as Mrs. Page's accounts of sale and the bonds for Pantaloon.

People Included: Mrs. Harrison, J. Page, Mr. Manson, Mr. Tilshugh(?), Mr. Carter of Shirley, Mr. McCarty in Leedstown, Mr. Mitchell, and Mr. Brown.

Places Included: Brandon, VA, Chatham

Author/Creator

Benjamin Harrison (1742-1807)

Recipient

Alexander Donald

Creation Date

10-12-1785

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Mr. Baylor's, South Carolina (?), and Hanovertown

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 2, LHC Series 5

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

Benjamin Harrison to Alexander Donald, October 12, 1785

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