G. Marolles wrote from New York to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. Marolles needed to sell his bank shares in order to help with his monthly expenses and to travel the upcoming summer.
John G. Barnwell03-03-1815
John G. Barnwell wrote from Beaufort, SC to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. Susan had written to him previously to express sympathy for the loss of his uncle. He states that he would like to pay off his uncle's bond and asks how Susan would like to receive the funds.
People Included: Robert Barnwell
Thomas S. Grimke01-01-1815
Thomas Grimke wrote from Charleston, SC to Peter Kean addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ.
Richard W. Habersham06-02-1815
Richard Habersham wrote to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He sent a bill of exchange, not included, for interest on the sale of land in South Carolina.
People Included: Mr. Botton
Places Included: Thicket Tract, Europe, St. Simon
Richard W. Habersham08-19-1815
Richard W. Habersham wrote from Savannah, GA to Peter Kean addressed to Elizabethtown NJ. He was concerned about paying the taxes for this year on the Georgia property since it has brought in very little money. He sent best wishes to Sarah Sabina Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz.
John V. Henry05-05-1815
John V. Henry wrote from Albany to Peter Kean, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. Harmanus P. Schuyler and John C. Cuyler were working on improvements to Hermitage and requested they be able to make payments in the fall.
People Included: Mrs. Henry, Sarah Sabina Kean, Jacob Morris Kean
Peter Philip James Kean04-06-1815
Peter Kean wrote from Ursino to John Rutherford, addressed to Edgerston, NJ to inform him of the birth of his son, Jacob Morris Kean.
People Included: Sarah Sabina Kean, Mrs. Rutgers
Peter Philip James Kean11-09-1815
A schedule of Peter Kean's estate which showing the value of bonds and property he holds. According to this schedule the combined value of his and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz's estates was $219,000.
People Included: Jacob Drake, Emos Woodwell, Robert Price, George Price, E. Sayres, S. Ward, Robert Barnwell, S. Elliot, William Pope, Palmer, Marolle
Places Included: Moira, NY, Georgia, South Carolina, Union, NJ, Salt Meadow
Peter Philip James Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz07-18-1815
Peter Kean wrote from Ursino to Sarah Sabina Kean, his wife, addressed to Butternuts, Otsego County, NY. Peter gave Sarah updates about what was going on at home and expressed concern for the children's health. At the end of the letter Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote about the children's health and her own brief updates.
People Included: John Kean, Jacob Morris Kean, R. Rutgers, Peggy, Mrs. Symmes (presumably Susan Livingston Symmes), Mrs. R, Kitty, Mr. Kearny, Dr Watts, Watts Family, Marrolles, H. Gillous, Maria, Charles Edwards, John (possibly John Cox Morris), Jacob Morris
Places Included: Bradishs, New York, NY, Newark, NJ
Sarah Sabina Kean08-09-1815
Sarah Sabina Kean wrote from Butternuts, NY to Peter Kean, her husband, addressed to Ursino. She missed Peter greatly and spent a significant part of the letter describing their son John and how he has grown. She also gave updates on her and her family as well as when she expected to return.
People Included: General Jacob Morris, Mary Cox Morris, John Cox Morris, Jacob Morris, Jacob Morris Kean, John Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Catherine Watts, Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Cornelia Livingston, Mr. Fennon, Thompson, Joe, Miss Dishking, Catherine Watts, Mr. and Mrs. Gouverneur Morris, Judge Benson
Places Included: Albany
Notable Quote: "We are in daily expectation of a visit from Judge Benson & Mr & Mrs Gouverneur Morris, the latter I shall not see I am determined not to keep such company, she s without exception the vilest woman I have ever heard of"
Cornelia Livingston wrote from New York to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her sister-in-law, addressed to Ursino in Elizabethtown, NJ. She requests that Peter contact Mr. Palmer and enclosed a petition for Peter to sign.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Sarah Sabina Kean, Baby Kean (presumably John Kean JK1814), Mr. Palmer
G. Moralles wrote from New York, NY to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He requested that Peter transfer 40 shares of the State Bank at Elizabethtown to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz. He also hoped Peter's sons, John Kean and Jacob Morris Kean, had recovered from whooping cough.
A New Jersey Act to authorize Peter Kean to fulfill the last will and testament of Peter Van Brugh Livingston, deceased
New Jersey State Legislature02-04-1815
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
Julian Ursin Niemcewicz02-12-1815
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"
Susan Ursin Niemcewicz09-05-1815
Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote from Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ addressed to Peter Kean, her son, at Butternuts, Otsego County, NY. Although just addressed to Peter, the salutation on the letter reads "My dear children" implying the letter was for Sarah, Peter's wife as well. She sent her best to Sarah's family, who they were visiting and remarked on the activity in Elizabethtown as they prepared for a wedding.
People Included: Jacob Morris, Mary Cox Morris, Dr. Watts, Mr. Lawrence, Julia (presumably Julia Lawrence), Lucille, Mr. R, Philip Palmer, Mrs. Mayo, Miss Gibbons, John Kean (JK1814)
Receipt from Samuel Ogden to Peter Kean for spooling and weaving 26 3/4 yard of broad woolen cloth. The original transaction was done on November 24, 1814 and is addressed Elizabethtown.
Receipt from Beverly Robinson that Peter Kean paid $4666.66 to own 1/6 of the town of Moira, NY.
Vandervoort and N. Hempsted08-04-1815
Receipt from Vandervoort, a dry goods store, to V.H. Flandin for 5 1/2 yards of silk levantine. Acknowledgment of payment was made by N. Hempsted.
Stephen Elliott and W.P. Young08-10-1814
An Address to the Literary and Philosophical Society of South Carolina, delivered in Charleston, SC by Stephen Elliott, President of the Society. Printed by W.P. Young. This copy was owned by Peter Kean and has his name and Elizabethtown, NJ written on the front page.
Receipt from J. Foot tp Peter Kean for $1000 Peter paid for the Sixteen Million Loan transfer to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his mother.
Thomas S. Grimke03-01-1814
Thomas S. Grimke wrote from Charleston, SC to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He wrote about the embargo resulting from the War of 1812.
Places Included: Maine, Georgia, Washington D.C.
Thomas S. Grimke03-31-1814
Thomas S. Grimke wrote from Charleston. SC to Peter Kean addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. Thomas wrote about philosophy and language.
People Included: Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Sarah Sabina Kean
Richard W. Habersham04-11-1814
Richard Habersham wrote from near Beaufort, SC to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. Many of the southern plantations and farms changed the crops they grew in response to the embargo.
People Included: Stephen Elliott
Places Included: Effingham County, GA, Kentucky, Tennessee, Savannah, GA
Richard W. Habersham05-28-1814
Richard Habersham wrote from Beaufort, SC to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He updated Peter on the payment of debts to him and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz as well as the sale of Thicket Tract. He also wrote about Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Moscow and the state of affairs in Paris.
People Included: John Habersham, John Carnochan, William
places Included: Princeton, NJ, Morristown, NJ, Moscow, Ruppia, Paris, New York, Georgia
William Hartshorne, Julia Ann Hartshorne, John Hartshorne, Sybel Hartshorne with Aaron Pitney, April 1, 1814
John Hartshorne, Sybel Hartshorne, William Hartshorne, and Julia Ann Hartshorne04-01-1814
Indenture of William Hartshorne, Julia Ann Hartshorne, John Hartshorne, Sybel Hartshorne with Aaron Pitney for the sale of a salt meadow in Middletown, NJ.
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