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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.
John Kean (1755-1795)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Stephens, William. William Stephens to John Kean, February 11, 1789. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/246
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