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Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote form Ursino to Mary Cox Morris, addressed to Butternuts, NY. She wrote that Peter was leaving for Butternuts to ask her and Jacob Morris's permission to ask their daughter Sarah to marry him.

People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, General Jacob Morris, Sarah Sabina Morris

Notable Quote: "...should Peter be so happy as to succeed, I shall rejoice to wellcome as a daughter so lovely a young lady whose parents I ranked among my earliest friends."


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


Mary Cox Morris

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Ursino, Elizabethtown, County of Essex, NJ


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.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 3


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

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Susan Ursin Niemcewicz to Mary Cox Morris, January 22, 1813


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