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Philip Livingston in New York, NY wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. The English newspapers arrived from Liverpool to 18 December. An acquaintance asked the captain if the British public believed that the King of Prussia had made a separate peace with France to which he responded that there was a mixed reaction with some believing it and others not because there was no official report yet. There were no actions between the various armies and the moderates had restrained the Jacobins in the Convention in France. There was a rumor that Mr. Jay sent a letter to the government containing a copy of the treaty. The letter further discussed stocks and bank notes. People included: King of Prussia, Mr. [John] Jay, Childs. Places included: Philadelphia, Liverpool.


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 2, 1795


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