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Benjamin Harrison wrote from Brandon, VA to Alexander Donald, addressed to Richmond, VA. He inquired about his health and mentioned his own. He wrote that Mr. Willison was in town and after breakfast was going to speak with Mr. Lightfoots about buying wheat from Donald's ship. He mentioned their mutual friends Mr. Manson, Mrs. Page, and Mr. Burton.

Author/Creator

Benjamin Harrison (1742-1807)

Recipient

Alexander Donald

Creation Date

11-7-1785

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Brandon, VA

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, November 7, 1785

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