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John Kean wrote from Beaufort to Susan Kean, his wife, address not included. He wrote that he had just returned from Hilton Head, where he had sent his enslaved people. He described the island's location in relation to the various rivers and sounds that surround it. He sent Susan some hair powder made with white potato that grows in South Carolina. He was staying with Captain Barnwell's mother and her daughter Mrs. Cuthbert. He had not heard from Houston in Georgia but, heard that Georgia ratified the new government and that General Jackson was elected Governor. He expected to hear from Susan that Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and New Jersey ratified the Constitution soon. South Carolina's legislature was meeting on the matter.
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, January 18, 1788. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/177
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