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Alexander Chisolm wrote from Charleston to John Kean, addressed to Beaufort, SC. He wrote he knew nothing about Mr. Simons having given John's note to Mr. D. He said he would have paid the money but MR. D received it himself from S.B. Vanderhouh. He was sorry John did not receive his newspapers more regularly, but nothing could be done about it. Alexander would make out their account soon. His son, George, took a man name Sancho into the country and put him in a work house. Alexander retrieved him and paid his fee. He sent him home and had Mr. Fuller give him a passage. He hoped he would not fail in his promise of going home.


Alexander Chisolm


John Kean (1755-1795)

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Charleston, SC


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

Alexander Chisolm to John Kean, August 19, 1789


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