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Thomas Pinckney wrote from Charleston to John Kean, address not included. He wrote regarding the will of Peter Lavien of Savannah, GA, specifically money that was left to Thomas Grayson. However, first discharges had to be obtained from the estate of John Grayson. The rest of the letter is answered questions about the will and how it should be carried out. At the bottom, he wrote that he had not heard from Williams but Hopson Pinckney promised to consult his brother's book. At the end of the letter, a modern typed transcript is included.


Thomas Pinckney (1750-1828)


John Kean (1755-1795)

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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 Archives, Kean University

Thomas Pinckney to John Kean, February 1, 1784


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