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Philip Livingston wrote from New York, New York, to his brother-in-law John Kean, addressed Cashier of the Bank of the United States, Philadelphia. The letter included multiple drafts (not included), one regarding payment of debts by South Carolina, others to get sums discounted. Philip shared that Mr. Lawrence appreciated Susan's efforts to match dimity (cotton cloth fabric) and commissioned for her an "anti pertussis" and a box of Coltsfoot. At the end, he said the New York Directors have "taken Frederick Jay's House & the vault" and are now preparing.

Names included: Robert Barnwell, Nicholas Low, Mordecai Lewis, Mr. Lawrence, Bank of the United States, Frederick Jay.

Places included: South Carolina, Powles Hook.


Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810)


John Kean (1755-1795)

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Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Philip Livingston to John Kean, December 15, 1791

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