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Peter wrote to his son-in-law, John, address Philadelphia, PA, as Commissioner of Accounts. Peter wrote, "My son if I mistake not has wrote to Mr. [Alexander] Hamilton on the subject in your favor." He was glad Susan feels better. He doesn't plan to visit Philadelphia but invites John and his family to New York.

Names included: Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts, Maria and Jane, Mr. and Mrs. Otto, Eliza Otto, and Miss Marshall.


Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1712-1792)


John Kean (1755-1795)

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The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1686-1847. 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 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.

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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 Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at

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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Peter Van Brugh Livingston to John Kean, April 27, 1791


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