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Peter Van Brugh Livingston wrote from Washington D.C. to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his aunt, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. He writes to let Susan know he has become engaged to a Ms. Houston of Georgia and that he thinks Susan would approve of her. He also tells her to tell Peter that he is sorry to hear about Sarah's condition and hopes she recovers soon.

People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Sarah Sabina Morris Kean, Ms. Houston

Places Included: Georgia, Philadelphia


Peter Van Brugh Livingston


Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, formerly Susan Livingston and Susan Kean (1759-1833)

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Washington DC


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-1847. 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 wealthy, prominent, colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabeth-Town, 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. The collection includes second hand accounts of enslaved people who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Peter Van Brugh Livingston to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, March 18, 1820


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