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Peter Kean wrote from Beaufort, SC to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his mother, in Elizabethtown, NJ. Peter is glad Susan returned safely from New York. He expresses how he misses everyone back home but did enjoy his time in Beaufort where people treat him like family. He sold some of the South Carolina land.

People Included: Rutherford, Watts, Rutgers, William Jay, Sally (presumably Sarah Sabina Morris), John Kean (JK 1755), Robert Barnwell, Elliot, General Pickney, Maria Palmer

Places Included: Parris Island, North Carolina, Virginia, 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.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 2, 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 Kean to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, March 27, 1809


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