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John Kean wrote from Beaufort to Susan Kean, his wife, address not included. He returned to Beaufort fro Savannah, GA. He wrote about his debt owed in Georgia as well as what money is due to him. He gave a list of all the money he owed, what was owed to him, and property her 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. He wrote that once the conflicts with local Native Americans were over he would turn it into a functioning plantation and remarked the land could be worked by up to 100 enslaved people. The letter is missing the final page.
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 5, 1788. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/199
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