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Sarah Sabina Kean wrote from Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ to Jacob Morris, her father addressed to Butternutts, Ostego, NY. She wrote about her grief and gave updates on the family.

People Included: Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, John Kean (JK1814), Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean, Christine Alexander William Kean, Mr. Rutherford, Mr. Baker, Mr. Penningotn, Dr. Watts, Miss Clay, Mrs. Bartlett, Mr. Mamrke (?), Brother Lee, John Cox Morris, Betsey

Notable Quote: "I try to submit to the all wise through heart sending decree of my Heavenly Father, but at times I feel so entirely prostrated that I am unable to attend to anything- how dark and inscrutable are the ways of Provence. My trails and afflictions are greater than any person in the whole circle of my acquaintance, but I suppose not more than I deserve & I desire to submit to them"


Sarah Sabina Kean, formerly Sarah Sabina Morris, and later Sarah Sabina Baker (1788-1878)


Jacob Morris (1755-1844)

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Ursino, Elizabethtown, County of Essex, NJ


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


This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at

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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Sarah Sabina Kean to Jacob Morris, December 2, 1828


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