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Robert Barnwell wrote from Beaufort to John Kean, addresed to New York, NY. He wrote he was sorry to hear the damp weather was negatively affecting John's health. He had traveled to Hilton Head and checked on john's business there. Indigo was not doing well this season because of the draught and several other planters including Major Wiggs, B. Elliott, and Stoney were facing the same problem. He also mentioned that an enslaved man, who had previously been complaining of a pain in his stomach was unable to do any work and died from the affliction.
Robert Barnwell (1761-1814)
John Kean (1755-1795)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Barnwell, Robert. Robert Barnwell to John Kean, August 27, 1788. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/230
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