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A document titled the Declaration of Rights, written by John Kean. He discussed government and Liberty of citizens and said that a legislature body should not forget themselves and pass an act that oppresses mankind because the people would revolt. The spirit of the people must guard the declarations and preserve the right of election. On the last page of the document John Kean wrote a count of the number of slaves he had on different properties.
John Kean (1755-1795)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Kean, John. John Kean Declaration of Rights, January, 1788. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/56
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