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William Stephens wrote from Savannah to John Kean, addressed to Beaufort, SC. He wrote that the Legislature burnt paper money and expanded the tender of whats left for five years, with the value decreasing each year.He also shared election news and wrote, George Washington was unanimously elected President, Colonel Gunn was seemingly the Senator and General Matthews, Baldwin, General Jackson wold most likely win their districts despite opposition from William Houstoun and Osborne in the lower district. He was unable to buy cotton seed as it was in high demand.

Author/Creator

William Stephens

Recipient

John Kean (1755-1795)

Creation Date

2-11-1789

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Savannah, GA

Collection

The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-1847. The bulk of the collection is related to Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz (1759-1833). The Livingston and Kean families frequently corresponded and held accounts with other wealthy, prominent, colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabethtown, Philadelphia, New York City, upstate New York, England, France, and Poland. A small portion of the collection includes correspondence with early Virginia families, unrelated to the Livingston and Kean families. The collection includes second hand accounts of enslaved people who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2

Rights

This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at lzimmerm@kean.edu.

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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

William Stephens to John Kean, February 11, 1789

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