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William Stephens wrote to Savannah to John Kean, addressed to New York, NY. He had just returned from Augusta. He complained that all both houses had done this season was debate about what was to be done with the Western Territory. It was decided that it be sold to speculators, about 15,500,000 acres from $20,700. Williams was skeptical of this plan and thought it would worsen tensions with the Native Americans.
People Included: General Jackson, Mr. McGillaray, and Mr. Johnston
John Kean (1755-1795)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Stephens, William. William Stephens to John Kean, December 30, 1789. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/319
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