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Receipt from Johnathan Osborn to Benjamin Williamson for $22.42 for legal costs and sale of property at the suit of Henry I. Williams, John Kean, Daniel Willis and Wife, defendants. This legal suit was possibly in relation to the estate of Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, of which Henry I. Williams and John Kean were executors.


Johnathan Osborn


Benjamin Williamson

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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 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 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. 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 3


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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Johnathan Osborn to Benjamin Williamson on behalf of John Kean, Henry I. Williams, Daniel Willis, and Wife, March 12, 1838


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