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John Kean wrote from Beaufort, SC to his wife Susan Kean. He explained to her his trip from Charleston to Beaufort, but before embarking on the journey he was able to visit their nieces which gave him immense comfort. The trip was plagued by cold and damp weather but fortunately it did not provoke any health complications as John wrote that there was "no bleeding or spitting of blood". He also planned to visit some of his properties in the area which included their unfinished house. He was sure that the carpenters were done with their work but needed to check the progression of the painters. Additionally, he also mentioned taking care of his one-hundred enslaved people by providing them with food and clothing. People included: E.B. Houstoun, Robert Barnwell, Samuel Wilcox. Places included: Charleston, Beaufort.


John Kean(1756-1795)


Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)

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Beaufort, SC


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

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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John Kean to Susan Kean, November 28, 1787


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