Peter Philip James Kean05-13-1813
Peter Kean wrote from Ursino to Isaac Cooper, his brother-in-law, addressed to Apple Hill, Cooperstown, NY. Peter just returned home and discussed the on going War of 1812.
People Included: Sarah Sabina Kean, Kitty, Palveier, Evans, William Henry Harrison
Places Included:Virginia, Brunswick, NJ
Peter Philip James Kean12-11-1813
Peter Kean wrote from Ursino to Richard Duncan, address not included, to congratulate him on the sale of his property, Hermitage. Peter requested that any further inquiries be made to the executors of Mr. Livingston's and Mr. Rutherford's estates.
Peter Philip James Kean11-02-1813
Peter Kean wrote to Sarah Kean, his wife, addressed to, Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. The letter was written in two parts, Monday night and Tuesday 2 o'clock. The first part discussed politics, in particular, Napoleon Bonaparte's escape from Elba and return to France. In the second part of the letter, Peter wrote about a business dealing.
People Included: Schmidt, Henry Clay, Johnathan Rupel, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Charles Ludlow, Mr. Livingston, Hayt, Greenleaf
Places Included: England, Paris, France, the Rhine
Peter Philip James Kean12-04-1813
Richard Duncan wrote from Hermitage to Peter Kean, addressed to Ursino, near Elizabethtown, NJ. Richard sold his estate, Hermitage for $25,000 and would now be able to pay his debts to Peter through cash, bond, and mortgage.
People Included: Harmanu P. Schuyler, Mr. Henry, Mr. Rutherford, Sarah Sabina Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Peter Van Brugh Livingston
Places Included: Albany, NY
Peter Philip James Kean and Sarah Sabina Kean06-03-1813
Peter and Sarah Kean wrote from Ursino to Isaac Cooper, their brother-in-law, addressed to Cooperstown, NY. They planned on visiting soon as Sarah missed Ostego.
People Included: Catherine (Kitty), The General (possibly Jacob Morris), Mary Cooper, Mrs. Pomeroy
Places Included: New York, Ostego
Peter Philip James Kean and Sarah Sabina Kean02-05-1813
Peter and Sarah Kean wrote from Ursino, to Isaac Cooper, their brother-in-law, addressed to Cooperstown, NY. They wrote thanking him for his hospitality and described the journey home.
People Included: Mary Cox Morris, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Miss Rutherford, Commodore Morris
Places Included: New York, Albany
Sarah Sabina Kean and Peter Philip James Kean12-09-1813
Sarah Sabina Kean and Peter Kean wrote from Ursino to Lewis L. Morris, their brother, addressed to Butternuts, Otsego County, NY. Sarah asked for news of the family as she had not heard from them. She joked that she was going to name her son after their brother John, but he had not written her recently. Peter asked what the price of produce was in Otsego.
People Included: Catherine Morris, John Cox Morris, Mary Cox Morris, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Miss Winter, Jacob, Richard, Dr. Watts
Susan Ursin Niemcewicz01-22-1813
Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote form Ursino to Mary Cox Morris, addressed to Butternuts, NY. She wrote that Peter was leaving for Butternuts to ask her and Jacob Morris's permission to ask their daughter Sarah to marry him.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, General Jacob Morris, Sarah Sabina Morris
Notable Quote: "...should Peter be so happy as to succeed, I shall rejoice to wellcome as a daughter so lovely a young lady whose parents I ranked among my earliest friends."
Anna Rutherford wrote from Edgerston, NJ to Sarah Sabina Morris, address not included. Anna wrote to Sarah to congratulate her on her engagement to Peter Kean.
John Rutherford wrote from Edgerston to Sarah Sabina Morris and Jacob Morris, addressed to Butternuts, Otsego County, NY. He wrote both letters in support of Peter Kean marrying Sarah.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz Kean
Places Included: Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ
Jonathan Skinner, Rebecka Skinner, and Caleb Ogden Halsted12-26-1813
Indenture from Jonathan Skinner and Rebecka Skinner, his wife, to Phebe Baldwin for sale the property in Elizabethtown, NJ. The indenture was submitted in the Court of Common Appeals in Newark, NJ. On the first page a mortgage agreement is written out and signed by Caleb Halsted.
Peter Philip James Kean12-27-1812
Peter Kean wrote from Ursino to Sarah Sabina Morris, addressed to Butternuts, Ostego County, NY. Peter wrote a love letter to Sarah requesting t come to Butternuts so he may propose.
People Included: Jacob Morris
Bill of sale between Samuel Reynold and Aaron Pitney for the sale of an enslaved man named Robert, who commonly went by Robbin, for $300.
Legal Indenture of Nicholas Arrowsmith of Bedminster, NJ to Peter Kean for the sale of an enslaved boy, Peter for $350.
Legal Indenture from John Bergen of South Brunswick, NJ to Peter Kean for $391 for the sale of three enslaved people, Cirus, Peggy, and Peggy's infant Elias. Peter would hold Cirus for eight years. Writing on the back indicates that Elias is Cyrus's son and that Peter purchased them for Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his mother.
Enslaved People Included: Cirus or Cyrus, Peggy, Elias
People Included: Susan Ursin Niemcewicz
Christine Biddle wrote from Philadelphia, PA to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. The first page of the letter is an account showing paid ground rent and dividends signed Biddle & Wharton. On the next page Christine write to Susan congratulating her and Peter and discussing their friends.
People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Mrs. Palmer, Belasise Beall, Biddle & Wharton, George Fox
Indenture between David Craig and Aaron Pitney for the sale of property in Freehold, NJ.
People Included: John F. Longstreet, Joseph Parker
Henry Gahn wrote from New York to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed at Elizabethtown, NJ. He discusses loans, deeds, and money.
Henry Gahn wrote from New York to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ.
People Include: K A Ogden, Mrs Chetwood, Mrs Lawrence, Jane Gahn
Places Included: The John Adams
Henry Gahn wrote from New York to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. Primarily about finances and Susan loaning him money.
People Included: Jane Gahn, Mr. Kean (presumably Peter Philip James Kean)
Places Included: New Port, The John Adams
Henry Gahn wrote from New York to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. Discussion of the John Adams ship and a $30 loan.
Places Included: New Port, The John Adams,
Thomas S. Grimke05-18-1811
Thomas Grimke wrote from Charleston, SC to Peter Kean addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He writes regarding the property Peter inherited from John Kean in Beaufort. Since Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his mother, was entitled to 1/3 of the property that means she can also claim 1/3 of the enslaved people there. He mentions that they also must take Julian Ursin Niemcewicz into account since they are married unless they had renounced his claim by a marriage settlement.
People Included: John Kean (JK1755), Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, Robert Barnwell, Edward Barnwell, Mr. Robertson
Places Included: Beaufort, SC
Indenture between James Lloyd and Aaron Pitney for the sale of land.
People Included: John F. Longstreet, Rebecca Forman
Sarah Sabina Morris08-13-1811
Sarah Sabina Morris wrote from Edgerston to John Cox Morris, her brother, addressed to Butternuts, NY. Sarah had been traveling and updated her brother on where she had gone and who she saw.
People Included: Uncle, Louisa, Anna, Thomas, Judge Yates, Robert, Sabina, Mr and Mrs. Vanderveu, Mr. Evans, Miss May, Miss Garath, Mr. Thomhson (?), Cousin Mary, Jacob Morris, Mary Cox Morris
Place Included: Morristown, NJ, Easton, PA, Bethlehem, PA, Nazareth, PA, Rupia, Somerville, NJ, Cooperstown, NY, Brunswick, NJ, Amboy, NJ, Retersfield, Leigh River, Delaware River
John Tyler wrote to James Barbour, Speaker of the House of Delegates, address not included, he enclosed a proposed Constitutional Amendment. The amendment is no longer with the letter. This is most likely referring to the Titles of Nobility Amendment which was rejected by Virginia on February 14, 1811 and never ratified.
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