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John Kean wrote from Beaufort to Susan Kean, his wife, address not included. He returned to Beaufort from Savannah, GA. He gave a list of all the money he owed, what was owed to him, and property he owned. He told Susan that he transferred 2000 acres of land in Georgia to a trust for her and her children. Her trustees were William Stephens, Philip Livingston, and Robert Barnwell. John wrote that once the conflicts with local Native Americans were over he would turn it into a functioning plantation worked by up to 100 enslaved people. The letter is missing the final page.

Author/Creator

John Kean (1755-1795)

Recipient

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

Creation Date

4-5-1788

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Beaufort, SC

Collection

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

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2

Rights

This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to the Special Collections Research Library and Archive at keanscrla@kean.edu.

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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

John Kean to Susan Kean, April 5, 1788

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