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John Randolph wrote from New York, NY to St. George Tucker, his father, addressed to Williamsburg, VA. He was disappointed that his father did not want him to return to Virginia for his school break. He wrote that he did not understand the purpose of being sent to New York to study when Virginia had produced some of the finest men in the country. He asked that his father show his letters to no one except Richard, his brother. He also said that Captain Crozier had not yet arrived.


John Randolph


St. George Tucker (1752-1827) (1752-1827)

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New York, NY


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


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

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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

John Randolph to St. George Tucker, September 15, 1789


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