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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.


William Stephens (unknown)

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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 1739-1847. 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 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.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

William Stephens Receipt for Debts Put in his Hands, 1774-1777


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