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Philip Livingston in New York, NY, wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. He discussed the broker, William W. Ludlow, who filled up a policy for which the underwriter who refused to charge less than 10% on 10,000 for the America going to Canton. He asked whether the Pigon will go to Bombay or any other port. He did a great deal of business and knows a number of underwriters. People included: William W. Ludlow. Places included: Amsterdam, Canton, London, Philadelphia, Bombay.


John Kean (1756-1795)


Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810)

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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


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Philip Livingston to John Kean, March 9, 1795


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