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William Stephens wrote from Savannah to John Kean, addressed to Beaufort, SC. He wrote to congratulate Kean on his new appointment. He said he thought he would do well and that he and Susan Kean would benefit from being closer to their family up north. He also updated him on other political matters, Mr. Agnew was collector for Beaufort, Handley for Brunswick, and Seagrove for St. Mary's. A vote for $40,000 to assist Georgia with Native Americans was passed and a letter to Mr. McGillowing from George Washington was forwarded to Augusta on the same subject.

Author/Creator

William Stephens

Recipient

John Kean (1755-1795)

Creation Date

8-24-1789

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.

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

William Stephens to John Kean, August 24, 1789

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