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Samuel wrote to John, addressed to New York, with updates on a store, house, land, enslaved people, crops, and livestock. He has not received any money since John Kean left. The attornies have dismissed both the Overseers and procured others in their places. There have been five births among John Kean's negroes "one of which is dead besides one abortion- they are in general all healthy in which you are fortunate for Mr. Godin Gerard not far from your place has lost 26 negroes while you have not lost one." Also included are the type and number of livestock. Names included: General Bull, Mr. Greene, Mr. Ash, and Major Wigg.
John Kean (1755-1795)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Wilcox, Samuel. Samuel Wilcox to John Kean, December 16, 1785. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/23
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