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John Kean wrote from Berkshire to Susan Kean, his wife, address not included. Silk had settled on John's lands in Berkshire, where John was attempting to sell his stocks. He wrote out a list of all the crops and animals Silk was raising at the plantation. He also wrote about his different fruit trees and lamented that the cold killed the orange trees. John planned to sell all of his land in Berkshire, except what Silk was settled on to pay off his English debt. He wrote that he wasted 10 years of 60 enslaved person's labor in indigo that did not take. John was elected to the Constitutional Convention which would begin in May.


John Kean (1756-1795)


Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston, and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)

Creation Date

April 14-18, 1788

Document Type



Berkshire, SC


Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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John Kean to Susan Kean, April 14-18, 1788


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