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William Moultrie wrote to the South Carolina Delegate, addressed to New York. This is presumably to John Kean. He wrote about acts and ordinances passed on March 22 and will forward information about them to the South Carolina Delegates soon. Topics included: Georgians settle a dispute, the Legislature passed General Pickney, General Pickens, and Major Butler to be commissioned to meet with anyone from Georgia. The boundary between South Carolina and North Carolina is settled. The Governor is authorized to appoint agents to transact the business at Federal Court. They discussed securing the credit of Bills and Exchange, an ordinance respecting silver and copper coin, an act to confer certain rights and privileges to aliens, and an act to appoint commissioners to purchase lands for the purpose of building a town, and for removing the seat of government.


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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