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Philip Livingston wrote to James Ricketts, addressed to Elizabeth Town, NJ. It included an open letter to Philip's sister, Susan Livingston Kean (later Niemcewicz), so he could read, seal, and deliver it to Susan. Philip invites James to join him in [presumably] New York to watch the Stock Market, which is fluctuating. He also comments on the wind and speed of transport between New Jersey and New York.

Author/Creator

Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810)

Recipient

James Ricketts

Creation Date

between 1790 and 1810

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

New York, NY

Collection

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 Elizabeth-Town, 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 1

Rights

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 lzimmerm@kean.edu.

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Philip Livingston to James Ricketts, Saturday Afternoon

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