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Sarah Sabina Kean and Peter Kean wrote from Ursino to Lewis L. Morris, their brother, addressed to Butternuts, Otsego County, NY. Sarah asked for news of the family as she had not heard from them. She joked that she was going to name her son after their brother John, but he had not written her recently. Peter asked what the price of produce was in Otsego.

People Included: Catherine Morris, John Cox Morris, Mary Cox Morris, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Miss Winter, Jacob, Richard, Dr. Watts


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

Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)


Lewis Lee Morris (1778-1853)

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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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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Sarah Sabina Kean and Peter Kean to Lewis Lee Morris, December 9, 1813


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