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An act of the Council and General Assembly of New Jersey authorizing Peter Kean to fulfill the Last Will and Testmanet of his grandfather, Peter Van Brugh Livingston. The act specifically was in regards to property in NJ that was not sold following his death. The act is signed by James Linn, Secretary of the State of NJ and James Parker, , who entered the act into the Records of the Proprietors of East New Jersey at Perth Amboy.

People Included: Philip Peter Livingston, Cornelia Livingston, Charles Ludlow, Wiliam Edgar


New Jersey State Legislature


Records of the Proprietors of East New Jersey at Perth Amboy

Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)

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Document Type



New Jersey


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

A New Jersey Act to authorize Peter Kean to fulfill the last will and testament of Peter Van Brugh Livingston, deceased