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Gustavus Risberg in Philadelphia, PA, wrote to Susan Kean, addressed to Elizabeth Town, NJ. Gustav informed Susan of rent income and that George Willing was unwilling to pay more in rent but was willing to pay taxes. There was a delay in resolving the issue with Dr. Rush. Leaders planned on assembling in May to discuss the establishment of a navy. People included: Dr. Rush, Mr. Ricketts, Mrs. Grove, Peter Kean, George Meade, George Willing, Mr. Simpson. Places included: Fourth Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Author/Creator

Gustavus Risberg

Recipient

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

Creation Date

4-20-1797

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Philadelphia, PA

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 (1799 and earlier)

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, April 20, 1797

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