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Sarah Sabina Morris wrote from Butternuts, NY to Mary Ann Morris, her sister, in Cooperstown, NY. Sarah thanked Mary for some items she sent home, gave updates on their parents, and asked for a muffin recipe. In the postscript she mentioned that Mary's enslaved woman is well and asked when Mary will come home, but her name is not given.

People Include: Jacob Morris, Mary Cox Morris, Mrs. Cooper, Isaac, Mr. Pemroy


Sarah Sabina Morris, later Sarah Sabina Kean and Sarah Sabina Baker (1788-1878)


Mary Ann Morris

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Butternuts, Otsego County, NY


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-1847. 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 wealthy, 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. The collection includes second hand accounts of enslaved people who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 3


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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Sarah Sabina Morris to Mary Ann Morris, June 22, 1804


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