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Ralph Izard wrote from Hartford to John Kean, addressed to Cashier of the Bank of the US in Philadelphia. He was glad to hear John Kean had escaped the Yellow Fever and is making use of Izard's kitchen and parlor. He hoped that the cold weather would help the epidemic slow down. After leaving Hartford he would stay in New York until it was known where Congress would meet.

People Included: Mrs. Cortright, Mrs. Izard, Benge the Upholsterer, Mr. Debbois, Mr. Vanhan, Mr. Willing

Places Included: Boston, MA, New York, NY


Ralph Izard (1741/1742-1804)


John Kean (1755-1795)

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Hartford, CT


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 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

Ralph Izard to John Kean, October 22, 1793


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