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Jacob wrote to John, addressed to New York, via Merrs G. Vanhorns [?]. Jacob wrote about John Pritchard (the goaler) concerning a bond paid to Samuel Grove before the war, with Hughe, Edwards, and Mull acting as creditors, regarding Mr. Grove's purchase of enslaved people Billy and Bella, and an enslaved child, Paddy, in 1774. Names included: Reynold, Mrs. Rammadge (demands money to pay a debt to Roger [illegible]), Calhoun, Mrs. Grove, Colonel Barnwell, and Ralph Elliot. He finished with a good weather report.
John Kean (1755-1795)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Read, Jacob. Jacob Read to John Kean, June 22, 1788. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/32
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