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Samuel Wilcox wrote from New York to John Kean, addressed to Beaufort, SC. He had seen Mr. Livingston in town and he told him that Mr. Baldwin had turned down an appointment from Congress. Livingston thought this would be favorable to John Kean if he wanted the position. Wilcox planned to return to Hartford, CT, and said he would update John if he heard anything favorable about cotton. He also wrote that he hoped John recovered from his illness.


Samuel Wilcox


John Kean (1755-1795)

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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.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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

Samuel Wilcox to John Kean, May 16, 1789


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