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Julian Ursin Niemcewicz wrote to Peter Kean, his step-son, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He congratulated Peter on his marriage, the birth of his son, and on the US securing peace with Great Britain. He wrote that now that the war is over they should be able to communicate more frequently.

People Included: Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, John Kean (1814), John Kean (1755), Sarah Sabina Kean, Mr. Gahn, Maria

Notable Quote: "[The British] have sullies the page of History by thier wanton and savage behavior in Washington"


Julian Ursin Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758-1841)


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)

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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.

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Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 3


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Julian Ursin Niemcewicz to Peter Kean, February 12, 1815