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John Kean wrote from Charleston to Susan Kean, his wife, address not included. He arrived at Charleston and was sick for several days. He mentioned that many of the planters have had bad crops this year. He learned that his barn with his entire rice crop and provisions for the winter burned down and planned to travel to Beaufort to see the damage himself. In order to make up the loss he said he needed to sell his land in Georgia. John then gave news of friends, John Bull was sick, Mrs. Ramsay gave birth to a baby girl, General Pinckney arrived three weeks ago and there was no news of Houstoun. He asked Susan for any news of her sister Eliza Otto.
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, November 20, 1787. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/158
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