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William Moultrie wrote to the South Carolina Delegate, addressed to New York. This was presumably received by John Kean. It describes an act of the South Carolina legislature incorporating local citizens who entered into a subscription for opening an inland navigation between Sentee and Cooper Rivers. The company has chosen 21 Directors and Moultrie is President. He requests that Colonel Tenff. [sic] returns to South Carolina as soon as he retuns from Europe. Enclosed was an advertisement for enslaved people (not present) that he asks that delegates to make public.


William Moultrie (1730-1805)


John Kean (1755-1795), Delegates of South Carolina

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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.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

William Moultrie to John Kean, March 29, 1786


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