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Recto: the top is labeled A Bill of Lumber, presumably in John Kean's handwriting. There are products and measurements, including palmetto logs, window frames, doors, joists, rafters, shingles, and more.

Verso: notes on Enslaved People, tallies of people remaining, sold, born, left, or dead. The following names and numbers are included: 1. Scipio, 2. Clarinda, 3. Flora (2 born), 4. Phillis, 5. Dinah (2 born), 6. Sam, 7. Abram, 8. Phebe, 9. Cloe (1 born), 10. Tisse, 11. Grace (4 born), 12. Ph…. (1 born), 13. Patty, 14. Cretia, 15. Will, 16. Dye.

Calculations are on the recto and verso.


John Kean [1755-1795]

Creation Date

c. 1780-1789

Document Type



South Carolina


Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Bill of Lumber and Notes on Enslaved People


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