Mary Ann Cooper and Isaac Cooper11-17-1817
Mary Anne Cooper wrote from Cooperstown, NY, to Sarah Sabina Kean, her sister, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. Mary gave updates on their family including an upcoming wedding and children. She mentioned in the beginning of the letter she is concerned for the health of Jacob Morris Kean. At the end of the letter Isaac Cooper, Mary's husband, wrote a short note to Peter Kean, Sarah's husband, about payment for the wine he purchased.
People Included:Richard, Miss Johnson, Miss Upton, miss Francis, Mary Cox Morris, Jacob Morris, Lee Morris, Mrs. Lee Morris, Hannah Morris, Nancy Pomeroy, Elizabeth Renimore, John F. Cox, Mary Green, Elizabeth Green
Places Included: Albany, NY
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
Bill of Sale from Samuel Downer to Caleb Ogden Halsted for Jude, a 21 year old enslaved woman, sold for $150.
John Habersham wrote from Parris Island, SC to Peter Kean, addressed to Charleston, SC. John wanted to arrange to settle his bonds with Peter.The letter was originally addressed to Savannah, GA and then changed.
Richard W. Habersham05-14-1817
Richard W. Habersham wrote from Savannah, GA to Peter Kean, addressed to Charleston, SC. Richard heard that Peter left Beaufort two days earlier and included a list of bonds and payments.
People Included: Elliott, Wilson
Places Included: Beuafort, Charleston, Bulltown Swamp Land
John V. Henry06-03-1817
John V. Henry wrote from Albany to Peter Kean, addressed to Ursino, near Elizabethtown, NJ.He discussed Gouverneaur Morris's will and the sale of Hermitage.
People Included: Richard Duncan, Harmanus P. Schuyler, John C. Cuyler, Sarah Sabina Kean
Peter Philip James Kean07-07-1817
Peter Kean wrote from Ursino, to Isaac Cooper, address not included. An enslaved man ran away from Isaac's property, but he was later and brought him back. Peter remarked that he is "sorry to learn running away is so much the fashion at Cooperstown."
People Included: Master Morris, Miss Lizzy, Master Tom
Places Included: Madeira, Cooperstown, NY
Sarah Sabina Kean05-02-1817
Sarah Sabina Kean wrote from Ursino to Isaac Cooper, her brother-in-law, addressed to Cooperstown, Otsego, NY. Isaac and Peter had previously agreed to split an order of wine from Maderia and Sarah wrote to let him know that it had arrived.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Mr. Proctor, Bradish, Mr. Reahs, Mary Ann Morris Cooper, Major McPherson, Mrs. General Giles
Places Included: Madeira, Savannah, GA, New York, NY, Southern France
Sarah Sabina Kean11-24-1817
Sarah Sabina Kean wrote from Ursino to John Cox Morris, her brother, addressed to Butternuts, Otsego, NY. Sarah was worried about the health of her son Jacob Morris Kean and she and her husband, Peter Kean, bought an "electrical machine that was strongly recommended for him." She gave other news of family including her other children and remarked that she and Peter were going to set him up with Sarah Louisa Jay so he would not be an old bachelor.
People Included: John Cox, Jacob Morris, Mary Cox Morris, Dr. watts, Miss Shipman, Governor Dickenson, Richard, Miss F. Upton, Ann Rutherford, Julian Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, John Kean, Mrs. Armstrong, Ricketts Family
Places Included: New York, NY
Sarah Sabina Kean03-19-1817
Sarah Sabina Kean wrote from Ursino to Peter Lanman, address not included, on behalf of Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her mother-in-law. Sarah thanked Lanman for the sugar asked him to purchase a variety of vegetable seeds and corn.
People Included: Mrs. Trumbull
Sarah Sabina Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz02-01-1817
Sarah Sabina Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote from Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ to Peter Kean addressed to Savannah, GA. Sarah wrote about the children and gave updates on what she and Susan had been doing. Susan wrote a shorter section at the end of the letter and said that they had been sleighing and that she would have the Power of Attorney he sent executed.
People Included: Uncle Rutherford, Mrs. Naster / Nasler, Napoleon Bonaparte, Aunt Nancy, Miss Kearny, R. Courtland, Becky, Hannah Morris, Jacob Morris, Mary Cox Morris, Mrs. V R, Mrs. Goodhue, Mrs. Jay, Phebe Ogden, Miss May Roberts, C. Roberts, Misss Hall, G. Barber, Colonel Ogden Ricketts, Southhard, Mat. William, Macilvane, Richard W. Habersham
Places Included: Elba, Newark, NJ, New York, Georgia
John W. Kearny07-31-1817
John W. Kearny wrote to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ, to let him know that some Madiera wine arrived for his mother, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz.
People Included: Captain W. Colsen
Cornelia Livingston wrote from New York to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, address not included. She writes that Jacob Morris Kean's health was not better. She tells Susan of a friend who suffered a similar ailment and was cured after taking a a willow bath. She writes on the back of the letter "I forgot to say it must be the upright willow, I beg you will try it."
People Included: Sarah Sabina Kean, Mrs. Wilkinson, Mrs. Edgar, Judge Lawrence, Mrs. Lawrence, Jacob Morris Kean
Places Included: Albany, New York
Cornelia Livingston wrote from New York, to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She gives an update on her son Van Brugh and thanks Susan for introducing him to Julian Ursin Niemcewicz. She heard Jacob Morris Kean appears to be recovering and Cornelia wishes well to the family.
People Included: Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, Jacob Morris Kean, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
Places Included: Warsaw, Ursino
Cornelia Livingston wrote from New York to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She writes that Van Brugh, who is in France has recovered and that she read that Peter's ship has arrived home safely.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Van Brugh (presumably Peter Van Brugh Livingston)
Places Included: France
Cornelia Livingston wrote from an unknown location to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She received a package from her son, Peter Van Brugh Livingston, who was in France, and is forwarding the gifts for Susan, Peter Kean, and John.
People Included: Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Peter Philip James Kean, John Kean (JK1814)
Places Included: France, Genoa
Henry Brockholst Livingston01-27-1817
Henry Brockholst Livingston (1757-1823) wrote to William Jones (1760-1831), President of the U.S. Bank, addressed to Philadelphia. Brockholst enclosed a letter (not present) that recommended Mr. Alanson as a cashier in Cincinnatti, but Brockholst is not confident in that choice.
Peter Van Brugh Livingston II09-15-1817
Peter Van Brugh Livingston wrote from Warsaw, Poland to his cousin, Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. Van Brugh had been traveling around Europe and met up with Peter's stepfather, Julian Ursin Niemcewicz. He also spoke about time he spent with the old Prince Czartoryski (possibly Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski).
People Included: Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Princess Radzeville, Sarah Sabina Kean, John Kean II, Julia Ursin Niemcewicz, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Rutgers, Mr. and Mrs. Rutherford, Sarah Ricketts, James Rickettes
Places Included: France, Vienna, Arcadia, Elizabethtown, NJ
Maria Palmer wrote to Peter Kean, her cousin, address not included.
People Included: Mr. Palmer, Phil Palmer, Susan , Mrs. Livingston, Mr. Gahn
Extract from the minutes of the Presbyterian Church in Cedar Street to Anthony Day, January 22, 1817
Presbyterian Church in Cedar Street01-22-1817
An extract from the minutes of the Presbyterian Church located at Cedar Street, New York, NY was sent to Anthony Day, address not included. It was decided at the meeting that the Treasurer would bring Day the title deeds the church had so that he could survey the land and create a map. There is a signature at the bottom of the note which is illegible.
William Armstrong wrote from an unknown location to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He discusses business and banking.
N. Bayard wrote from New York to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. The letter seems connected to business with LeRoy, Bayard & McEvers
People Included: Mr. Duzenbary, Samuel P. Green
Places Included: Crooked Eddy and Kadoshe Brook lots, Hawk lot,
Richard W. Habersham03-09-1816
Richard W. Habersham wrote from Savannah to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown,NJ. Captain Jones for Liberty County was interested in buying a 300 acre track of land from Peter in Georgia.
People Included: Mr. and Mrs. Elliott, Mr. Roberts
Caleb O. Halsted10-23-1816
Indenture from Caleb O. Halsted, executor of the estate of Nathaniel Halsted of Elizabethtown, NJ to Sarah Terrill of Middlesex County, NJ. The indenture is for the sale of a 23 year old enslaved woman named Susan for $115.
G. Marolles wrote from New York to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He asked Peter to dispose of his bank shares since he is no longer selling them to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz. The last paragraph of the letter is in French.
People Included: Palmer, Julianna, John
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