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Peter Kean wrote from Ursino to Charles Ludlow, address not included. He wrote regarding a debt that Richard Duncan owed Peter Van Brugh Livingston, his deceased grandfather, and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his mother. the debt was to be paid after Duncan sold his property, the Hermitage. However, if sold for cash the property would sell for significantly less than if sold on credit. Peter asked if it is acceptable to his uncle's executors if the property is sold for credit and Duncan paid them by a mortgage.

People Included: Mr. Henry, Uncle (possibly Philip Peter Livingston)

Places Included: Albany


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)


Charles Ludlow

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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


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Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Peter Kean to Charles Ludlow, October 28. 1813


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