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Benjamin Harrison wrote from Brandon, VA to Alexander Donald, addressed to Richmond, VA. He wrote that he had previously forgotten to enclose the order for the Tobacco at Talmouth so he enclosed it with this letter. He hoped that his father, Nathaniel Harrison, had not offended Alexander with his strange was of joking. He discussed old age and friendship and mentioned introducing Alexander to his neighbor Allen, and their mutual friends Mr. Burton, Mr. Mitchell, and Mr. Peter.


Benjamin Harrison (1742-1807)


Alexander Donald

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Brandon, VA


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.

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Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 5


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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Benjamin Harrison to Alexander Donald, May 24, 1785


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