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Thomas wrote to John, no address, but located in Philidelphia, PA from context. The Bank Directors appointed John Kean as cashier of the U.S. Bank [First Bank of the United States] today. The salary was $2,700. Thomas invited John to meet the Board at City Hall the following week. He was the first President of the First Bank of the United States.


Thomas Willing (1731-1821)


John Kean (1755-1795)

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The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1686-1847. 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 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.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Thomas Willing to John Kean, October 29, 1791


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