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William Stephens wrote from Savannah to John Kean, addressed to New York, NY. At the beginning of the letter, he wrote about financial matters having to do with Dr. Hall, the Gainnetti Estate, Captain Pray, and Mr. Wercat. He then wrote about property and deeds saying he recorded the ones from Habersham and Deveaux, but had not heard from John Dollar. The letter also discussed the latest news with regards to the local Native Americans and the attempts at a treaty. William complained not enough progress was being made and mentioned a letter from Mr. Mac Gillwray to General Whitefield regarding the Cherokees. William wrote that their plundering of the frontier combined with the Spanish encouraging enslaved people to run away was very bad for Georgians.


William Stephens


John Kean (1755-1795)

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Savannah, GA


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

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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William Stephens to John Kean, September 25, 1788

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