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John Randolph wrote from New York, NY to St. George Tucker, his father, addressed to Matoax, VA. He wrote about the possibility of him returning home to Virginia, at least for the break. He said it was much more costly in New York to live and was apprehensive because he had not gotten a response to his last two letters. He also wrote about Dr. Johnson, his admittance to college, and how he wanted to change his course of study from Greek to modern languages. He asked that his love be sent to Miss Maria and the children.


John Randolph


St. George Tucker (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


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

John Randolph to St. George Tucker, October 12, 1788


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