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John Kean wrote to Susan Kean, his wife, address not included. The letter was written in three parts from December 25, January 3, and January 7. In the first part he wrote up the holiday and mentioned how enslaved people get three days off to celebrate. In the second part he wrote that he had written to Elizabeth Otto and Lewis William Otto, Susan's sister and brother-in-law and that he hoped to hear from them. He also talked about one of his enslaved men Cesar and discussed paying bonds. In the last part he mentioned that he had not yet heard from Mr. Houston, Mary, Betsey.
John Kean (1755-1795)
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston, and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
December 25, 1787- January 7, 1878
Location Unknown (presumably Beaufort, SC)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Kean, John. John Kean to Susan Kean, December 25, 1787. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/57
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