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Peter Kean wrote from Beaufort, South Carolina to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his mother, in Elizabethtown. The letter is actually written over the course of the 2nd, 4th, and 8th of January. Peter requests his mother give him power of attorney over land in Georgia so he can sell or lease it. He also discusses selling 1/3 of the land in South Carolina, possibly to Robert Barnwell.

People Included: Robert Barnwell, Mary Barnwell, John Barnwell, Mrs. Barnwell, Mrs. G Barnwell, Mrs. Gough, Mrs. Bull, Mr. Means, Judge Stevens

Places Included: Georgia, New York


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)


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

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Beaufort, SC


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 Elizabeth-Town, 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 2, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Peter Kean to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, January 2, 1809


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