Download Full Text (12.3 MB)


Philip Livingston wrote from New York, New York to Susan Kean in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Livingston informed Susan that if he received the Chancellor’s Order, he had some hope that he would get to touch the money that was owed by John Brown. He asked Susan to respond to his last letter and let him know where she wished to invest her portion. If she needed money, Livingston reiterated that Susan should not hesitate to ask him for it. Mr. and Mrs. R were staying with Livingston and his wife. He wished Susan would stay with them as well. Was unable to procure information respecting the lot that belonged to Peter in Philadelphia nor the shares in Mr. Morris’s and Company. Expected John Laurence, their Senator, to arrive any day. Livingston added a note dated January 9th where he informed Susan that Greenleaf’s money was not yet paid and he thought John Brown’s agent was shuffling to gain time. As soon as he received the Chancellor’s Order, he would compel him to either pay him or get the Master to give him the deed for the land.

Names mentioned: John Brown, Robert Morris (1734 – 1806), John Laurence (1750 – 1810), James Greenleaf (1765 - 1843)


Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810)


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

Creation Date


Creation Date


Document Type



New York, New York


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

Inventory Location

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 the Special Collections Research Library and Archive at

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Philip Livingston to Susan Kean, January 8, 1799


Book Location