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John Kean wrote from Beaufort to Susan Kean, his wife, address not included. He wrote that he had spent some time at his orchard in St. Helena Island, but that it was in a sorry state. A drought has severely affected his lands, in particular the indigo. He decided to lease his Hilton Head property as the expenses from the plantation interfered with him paying off his debt. South Carolina and Georgia settled their border dispute finally. He enclosed with this letter ones to Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Lewis William Otto, and Mrs. Livingston at Queen Street. He was sending this through Major Habersham and Mr. Shermerhorn.
John Kean (1755-1795)
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston, and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Kean, John. John Kean to Susan Kean, April 29, 1787. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/144
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