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Philip Livingston in New York, NY wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. This letter discussed John and Philip's joint account and the enclosure of bank notes. Most of the stock sold went to England and Livingston was hoping to sell more. He discussed the officers of various American banks. Philip Livingston decided that he will resign his position and let someone else take over because there was no chance of a salary. He also had a political meeting with John Jay and Stephen van Rensselaer, among others. People included: Mr. Ann, Morris, Nicholson, Mr. Ver Planck, Thomas Russell, Mr. Willing, Judge Yates, General Floyd, John Jay, and Stephen van Rensselaer. Places: England, Boston.


Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810)


John Kean (1756-1795)

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New York, New York


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 to 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 Archives, Kean University

Philip Livingston to John Kean, February 11, 1795


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