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This is a copy of Samuel Grove's letter from Beaufort to Jonathan Clempson, address unknown. The letter includes business about credit, cargo, and crop updates made in ledgers. Products include hay, rice, and indigo.

Names included: Grove and Davies, Richard Shubrick, Shubrick and Clempson, John Kean and Company, John Howell, Nicholas Lecheme, Miller, Hanson Clark, Lane, and possibly others.

Places mentioned: Hambral, Rotterdam, Savannah, Charles Town.


Jonathn Clempson

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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 to 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 owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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

Copy from Samuel Grove to Jonathan Clempson, October 6, 1775


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