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William Wilkie wrote from Charleston to John Kean, addressed to New York, NY. He had not heard from John since he wrote by Captain Elliott. He was enclosing a second copy of the Bill of Exchange from William Crafts and Murray, Mumford, & Bowen, Merchants to make sure John had it. He received a shipment for John containing ravens, ducks, thread, and osanbrigs (a type of cheap, course linen usually used to make clothing for enslaved people). He wrote he would follow John's instructions for this shipment and that he sent the rest of it to him in New York. He also mentioned that the price of rice was not yet fixed.
John Kean (1755-1795)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Wilkie, William. William Wilkie to John Kean, November 19, 1789. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/326
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