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Margaret Marshall wrote to Mrs. Armstrong, unaddressed. The letter discussed how Betsey had severe headaches that kept her in bed and the sudden death of a woman likely of scarlet fever. The letter spoke of a gentleman who drowned in grief over the loss and that two of his children were also ill. People included: Peggy Bayard, Mrs. Ricketts, Betsey, Mrs. Van Heauval, Mrs Macomb, Mrs. Houston, Miss Mead, Mrs. Cazenhove, Mrs. Clarkson, John Kean, Peter Kean. Places included: New York, Philadelphia, Rahway.


Margaret Marshall


Mrs. Armstrong

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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 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


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Margaret Marshall to Mrs. Armstrong, March 28, 1793