Peter Philip James KeanAugust 16-21, 1813
Peter Kean kept a journal during a trip from Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ to Butternuts, Otsego County, NY. He was joined by Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his mother, for part of the journey. Presumably, Sarah Sabina Kean, his wife, accompanied him but she is not directly mentioned.
People Included: Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Mrs. Cooper, Catherine Cooper, Catherine M., Dr. and Mrs. Watts, Mr. Rudyar, Gorhen
Places Included: Edgerston, New York, Blancetts, Hopper, Ramapough, Ramapough Creek, Shawanquak, Montgomery, Haebrooks. Springstern, Walkill, Kingston, Catikill Mountains, Balltown, Albany, Brunswick, Barhayts, Cooperstown, Huntington,
Julia A.K. Lawrence12-24-1819
Julia Lawrence wrote from Jamaica to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her aunt, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. She talks about Jamaica and the enslaved people there are allowed three days off to celebrate around Christmas, that is all the time the have off during the year. She remarks that they should do everything in their power to contribute to their happiness. She also talks about family and how she and her husband were both recently sick.
People Included: John Kean (JK1814), Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Peter Philip James Kean, Sarah Sabina Morris Kean, Philip Livingston, John Tharp Lawrence, John Thrap
James Otto Ricketts12-06-1819
James Ottis Ricketts wrote from outside London to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his aunt, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. The first page of the letter contains overlapping text and the bottom is missing a piece. The second page of the letter has a painting of the cottage James and his wife are staying in.
People Included: Maria (presumably Maria Ricketts)
Places Included: London
Cornelia Livingston wrote from New York to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She thanks Susan for inviting her and her son Charles to visit. They are going down to Greenburgh hoping the North River air will be good for Charles's health, but they will visit on their way back. The last she heard from Peter Van Brugh Livingston he was going to England in May.
People Included: Charles L. Livingston, Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Peter Philip James Kean, Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. Ricketts, Mr. Palmer, Julia, Sarah Sabina Morris Kean
Places Included: England, Greenbrugh, NY, Quebec
Sarah A. Livingston03-09-1818
Sarah A. Livingston wrote from an unknown location to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, address not included, thanking Susan for money that was sent and sending her best wishes to Peter.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean
Receipt for payment to Joseph Scott from Peter Kean for services rendered totaling $2.50.
John G. Barnwell07-31-1817
John G. Barnwell wrote from Beaufort, SC to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He thanked Peter for the hats and doll he sent to his children and discussed some financial concerns. He also wrote about how to navigate a boat from Charleston to Savannah and that he did not believe steam boats would do well in the area.
People Included: Mr. Fraser, Eliza, Sarah Sabina Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Mr. Robertson, Robert, Rhoch
Places Included: Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, Beaufort, SC
Mr. Bradish wrote from New York to Sarah Sabina Kean, addressed to Ursino near Elizabethtown. Sarah and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz had been to see him recently. He wrote that he received word their wine order was at the customs house not long after they left.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Mr. Tucker, Mr. Lauries
John Habersham wrote from Parris Island, SC to Peter Kean, addressed to Charleston, SC. John wanted to arrange to settle his bonds with Peter.The letter was originally addressed to Savannah, GA and then changed.
Richard W. Habersham05-14-1817
Richard W. Habersham wrote from Savannah, GA to Peter Kean, addressed to Charleston, SC. Richard heard that Peter left Beaufort two days earlier and included a list of bonds and payments.
People Included: Elliott, Wilson
Places Included: Beuafort, Charleston, Bulltown Swamp Land
John V. Henry06-03-1817
John V. Henry wrote from Albany to Peter Kean, addressed to Ursino, near Elizabethtown, NJ.He discussed Gouverneaur Morris's will and the sale of Hermitage.
People Included: Richard Duncan, Harmanus P. Schuyler, John C. Cuyler, Sarah Sabina Kean
Peter Philip James Kean07-07-1817
Peter Kean wrote from Ursino, to Isaac Cooper, address not included. An enslaved man ran away from Isaac's property, but he was later and brought him back. Peter remarked that he is "sorry to learn running away is so much the fashion at Cooperstown."
People Included: Master Morris, Miss Lizzy, Master Tom
Places Included: Madeira, Cooperstown, NY
Sarah Sabina Kean05-02-1817
Sarah Sabina Kean wrote from Ursino to Isaac Cooper, her brother-in-law, addressed to Cooperstown, Otsego, NY. Isaac and Peter had previously agreed to split an order of wine from Maderia and Sarah wrote to let him know that it had arrived.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Mr. Proctor, Bradish, Mr. Reahs, Mary Ann Morris Cooper, Major McPherson, Mrs. General Giles
Places Included: Madeira, Savannah, GA, New York, NY, Southern France
Sarah Sabina Kean03-19-1817
Sarah Sabina Kean wrote from Ursino to Peter Lanman, address not included, on behalf of Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her mother-in-law. Sarah thanked Lanman for the sugar asked him to purchase a variety of vegetable seeds and corn.
People Included: Mrs. Trumbull
Sarah Sabina Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz02-01-1817
Sarah Sabina Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote from Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ to Peter Kean addressed to Savannah, GA. Sarah wrote about the children and gave updates on what she and Susan had been doing. Susan wrote a shorter section at the end of the letter and said that they had been sleighing and that she would have the Power of Attorney he sent executed.
People Included: Uncle Rutherford, Mrs. Naster / Nasler, Napoleon Bonaparte, Aunt Nancy, Miss Kearny, R. Courtland, Becky, Hannah Morris, Jacob Morris, Mary Cox Morris, Mrs. V R, Mrs. Goodhue, Mrs. Jay, Phebe Ogden, Miss May Roberts, C. Roberts, Misss Hall, G. Barber, Colonel Ogden Ricketts, Southhard, Mat. William, Macilvane, Richard W. Habersham
Places Included: Elba, Newark, NJ, New York, Georgia
Cornelia Livingston wrote from New York to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, address not included. She writes that Jacob Morris Kean's health was not better. She tells Susan of a friend who suffered a similar ailment and was cured after taking a a willow bath. She writes on the back of the letter "I forgot to say it must be the upright willow, I beg you will try it."
People Included: Sarah Sabina Kean, Mrs. Wilkinson, Mrs. Edgar, Judge Lawrence, Mrs. Lawrence, Jacob Morris Kean
Places Included: Albany, New York
Cornelia Livingston wrote from New York, to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She gives an update on her son Van Brugh and thanks Susan for introducing him to Julian Ursin Niemcewicz. She heard Jacob Morris Kean appears to be recovering and Cornelia wishes well to the family.
People Included: Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, Jacob Morris Kean, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
Places Included: Warsaw, Ursino
Cornelia Livingston wrote from New York to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She writes that Van Brugh, who is in France has recovered and that she read that Peter's ship has arrived home safely.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Van Brugh (presumably Peter Van Brugh Livingston)
Places Included: France
Cornelia Livingston wrote from an unknown location to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She received a package from her son, Peter Van Brugh Livingston, who was in France, and is forwarding the gifts for Susan, Peter Kean, and John.
People Included: Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Peter Philip James Kean, John Kean (JK1814)
Places Included: France, Genoa
Henry Brockholst Livingston01-27-1817
Henry Brockholst Livingston (1757-1823) wrote to William Jones (1760-1831), President of the U.S. Bank, addressed to Philadelphia. Brockholst enclosed a letter (not present) that recommended Mr. Alanson as a cashier in Cincinnatti, but Brockholst is not confident in that choice.
Maria Palmer wrote to Peter Kean, her cousin, address not included.
People Included: Mr. Palmer, Phil Palmer, Susan , Mrs. Livingston, Mr. Gahn
Extract from the minutes of the Presbyterian Church in Cedar Street to Anthony Day, January 22, 1817
Presbyterian Church in Cedar Street01-22-1817
An extract from the minutes of the Presbyterian Church located at Cedar Street, New York, NY was sent to Anthony Day, address not included. It was decided at the meeting that the Treasurer would bring Day the title deeds the church had so that he could survey the land and create a map. There is a signature at the bottom of the note which is illegible.
William Armstrong wrote from an unknown location to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He discusses business and banking.
N. Bayard wrote from New York to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. The letter seems connected to business with LeRoy, Bayard & McEvers
People Included: Mr. Duzenbary, Samuel P. Green
Places Included: Crooked Eddy and Kadoshe Brook lots, Hawk lot,
Richard W. Habersham03-09-1816
Richard W. Habersham wrote from Savannah to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown,NJ. Captain Jones for Liberty County was interested in buying a 300 acre track of land from Peter in Georgia.
People Included: Mr. and Mrs. Elliott, Mr. Roberts
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