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William Stephens wrote from Savannah to John Kean, addressed to Beaufort, SC. He had received a letter from John via Thomson, the pilot, and was waiting on the answer. He congratulated John and his wife, Susan on a safe trip. He then wrote short updates on their friends including the marriage of Mr. Davies to Mr. Francis Stebbins, Mr. Deveaux leasing his plantation to General Elbert, and Peter Deveaux and Dr. Hall selling land. Peter Deveaux was selling his land for 10 pounds an acre and made mention of enslaved people in his terms.
John Kean (1755-1795)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Stephens, William. William Stephens to John Kean, November 27, 1788. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/222
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