Peter Lavien and Co. and William Stephens1774-1771
The verso is labeled as Peter Lavien and Co., William Stephens receipt for debts put in his hands. It includes 3 pages of 80+ names, followed by bonds, notes, or accounts, listed in pounds, shillings, and pence. The largest amount is £3931, the smallest is 11 shillings. Only a few dates are listed, between January 1, 1774, and January 1, 1777. John Kean received the list in Savannah, GA on March 8, year unknown. It is signed by William Stephens.
Shubrick and Clempson03-12-1779
Balances beginning 31 December 1778 and current accounts, related to her late husband, Samuel Grove ( -1776). Names include: Samuel Grove, Thomas Shubrick, Richard Shubrick, Philip Box, Peter Lavien, John Kean, and John Pitts. Attorneys in South Carolina are Robert Williams and Rober Williams Powell, attorneys in Georgia are John Graham, Samuel Dougless, and James Robertson. There is also unsold indigo. Verso states Shubrick and Clempson to Mrs. Jane Grove.
Benjamin Wish and his father acknowledge a partial payment from John Kean for a house and lot on Queen and Mazych Street, Charleston, SC.
John Faucherand Grimke and Jane Grove03-03-1778
This legal document is for the sale of enslaved people by John Faucherand Grimke to Jane Grove. Names of the enslaved people: London, Cuffy, Cudjoe, John, Peter, Billy, Bosan, October, Celia, Betty, Cloe, Fanny, May, Bella, Ceasar, Chance, Sarah, Bess, and Paddy. This indenture was signed in the presence of Thomas Elliot.
John Faucherand Grimke and John Kean03-01-1778
This legal document is for the sale of enslaved people by John Faucherand Grimke to John Kean. Names of the enslaved people: Cato, Sampson, Sandy, Guinea Peter, September, June, Edinborough, Sancho, December, Primus, Ocra, Gloster, Kate, Affy, Flora, Minnah, Moll, Peter, Venus, Lettice, Doll, Hannah, Ben, Joe, Rinah, [Little] Venus, Mariane, and Bess. This indenture was signed in the presence of Thomas Elliot.
Jane Grove and John Kean06-25-1778
This legal document for the sale of enslaved people from Jane Grove to her son John Kean. Names included: John, Cudjoe, Peter, Billy, Basan, October, Cloe, Fanny, May, Bella, and Paddy. This indenture was signed in the presence of William Frint.
Jane Grove, John Kean, and John Faucherand Grimke01-01-1778
This legal document is for the sale of enslaved people from the estate of Samuel Grove, deceased, to John Faucherand Grimke. Samuel Grove was the husband of Jane Grove and stepfather to John Kean, the executrix and executor of his estate. Names of the enslaved people: London, Cuffy, Cudjoe, John, Sancho, Ocra, Gloster, Celia, Doll, Cloe, Hannah, Betty, Ceasar, Chance, Sarah, Bess, Cato, Edinborough, Primus, Sampson, Peter, June, December, Sandy, September, October, Billy, Guinea Peter, Kate, Affy, Flora, Minnah, Moll, Pender, Venus, Bella, Lettice, Ben, Rinah, Bess, Little Venus Mariane, Bosan, and Joe. This indenture was signed in the presence of William Frinr.
John Kean certifies that Stephen Bull petitioned Elizabeth Bowry. The verso is labeled Henry William DeSaussure.
Robert Morris drafted letters to William Livingston, addressed to Morriston [Morristown], and William Scudder, addressed to Shrewsbury. William Livingston wrote an ordinance to hold the Supreme Court at Princeton. Robert Morris asked both recipients for the ordinance to include a county, either Middlesex or Somerset, so that a sheriff can call for a grand jury.
The Last Will and Testament of David Ogden. Ogden lived in Newark, NJ and divided his property among his children Isaac Ogden, Abraham Ogden, Samuel Ogden, Nicholas Ogden, Sarah Hoffman and Peter Ogden. In the event Sarah died before him her share went to her children, Martin Hoffman, Josiah Ogden Hoffman, Mary Gillon Hoffman, with her husband, Nicholas Hoffman, as trustee. In the will he also said his enslaved man Jack son of Fillis could choose which one of the children he went to and they would pay $150 to the others. The executors were Jacob Ogden, Philip Cortland, and Mary Ogden.
Isaac wrote to Jellis Fonda, addressed Merchant at Caughnawaga. The letter covers an account with Philip Livingston, whose supply of rum, linens, and other items are described. Low also complains that an order of pearl ash received last year is not good. Name included: Philip Livingston, Mr. Ramadge, Mr. Simon McTravis, Croghan. Products included: frives (clothing), pork, pepper.
Thomas owes Samuel money and will discharge the payment soon.
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