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Gustavus Risberg, in Philadelphia, PA, wrote to Susan Kean, unaddressed. Risberg discussed the canal lottery and how tickets exceeded the $11 limitation set by Mrs. Kean. Mr. Willing married. Risberg requested Mrs. Kean pay Jonathan Burrall. He hadn't heard from Mrs. Corvaisier. Mr. Willing was married last week. He also discussed paying taxes of the two estates and stated he would apply March's rent "from with that of the Negroes" to pay the taxes. He also advised Mrs. Kean to purchase stocks and lamented the losses of commerce to British depredations. The letter included a list of income.

People included: Peter Kean, Jonathan Burrall, Wilson, Mr. Cogniac, Mr. Willing, Mrs. Corvaisier.

Places Included: Philadelphia, New York.

Recipient

Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)

Creation Date

10-19-1795

Document Type

Manuscript

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 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 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 2

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

Gustavus Risberg to Susan Kean, October 19, 1795

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