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John Faucheraud Grimke wrote from Charleston to John Kean, address not included. He had delayed writing him until he could speak to E. Rutledge, who informed Grimke that Kean was not expected to be in South Carolina to deal with their matter now. Grimke then wrote what exactly Kean should put in the bill he had to send. He wrote due to Kean's poor health he forbid him from traveling during the winter and not come until at least mid April. Grimke had finished his book on the laws of South Carolina and informed Kean copies could be purchased through his printer in Philadelphia.


John Faucheraud Grimke (1752-1819)


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.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

John Faucheraud Grimke to John Kean, December 19, 1789


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