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John Kean wrote from Beaufort to Susan Kean, his wife, address not included. He wrote that he was sending Susan some money via Alexander Chisolm and that Wilcox would owe him more when he arrived in New York. He had sold much of his useless livestock and said what was left should be good. He decided not to sell any of his land until after the new constitution was put into place. He believed that a few years of peace under the new government would raise the value of land. There is still a drought going on and he wanted to hear news of Susan and Peter.


John Kean (1755-1795)


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

Creation Date

April 29- May 1, 1788

Document Type



Beaufort, 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 29- May 1, 1788


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