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Maholn Dickerson wrote from Washington D.C. to Peter Kean, address not included. Peter has recommended his brother-in-law Charles V. Morris for an appointment as a midshipman in the Navy. Maholn wrote that no appointments were to be made soon.

People Included: Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Sarah Sabina Kean, Benjamin Williams Crowninshield


Maholn Dickerson


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)

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Washington D.C.


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

Mahlon Dickerson to Peter Kean, December 15, 1817


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