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Affidavit of Alexander Chisolm reporting a burglary on the night of January 19 or early morning of January 20. Someone broke into a property of his in Charleston that was locked and stole some indigo that had been given to him by John Kean to sell. He had been expecting to get about 41 pounds for the goods stolen. The affidavit was sworn before Thomas Hale.


Alexander Chisolm

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Charleston, SC


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-1847. The bulk of the collection is related to Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz (1759-1833). The Livingston and Kean families frequently corresponded and held accounts with other wealthy, prominent, colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabethtown, Philadelphia, New York City, upstate New York, England, France, and Poland. A small portion of the collection includes correspondence with early Virginia families, unrelated to the Livingston and Kean families. The collection includes second hand accounts of enslaved people who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Affidavit of Alexander Chisolm Reporting a Burglary, February 14, 1784


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