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Philip Livingston wrote from New York, NY, to his brother-in-law, John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. Philip consented to act as Justice to his sister, Susan, and nephew, Peter, and change a bond to his name. Philip returned from a trip to Philadelphia and arrived at Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts in Elizabeth Town, where they ate a saddle of venison.

During that visit, Mr. Ricketts was arranging a legal agreement with Mr. Johnston and Mr. Brissett of Jamaica, regarding an Estate in Jamaica. Jackson, James Rickets and Peter Van Brugh Livingston (Philip's father) believed it was a good bargain for James. Philip's mother's Dower would receive the profit from the produce of the property. Peter Van Brugh Livingston's first wife was Mary Alexander, his second wife was Elizabeth Ricketts.

Philip said Mrs. Ricketts won't visit Philadelphia, PA, until Susan is settled in her new house. Philip inquired about John's position at the bank and wanted more information.


Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810)


John Kean (1755-1795)

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Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Philip Livingston to John Kean, November 11, 1791


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