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Jacob Read wrote from Charleston, SC, to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA, Commissioner of the Accounts of the U.S. It included an additional page labeled Memorandum of Monies Received for John Kean, with names and amounts.

Read updated John on his accounts in South Carolina. Last Friday, Edward Rutledge filed a Bill in Equity against John Kean regarding Grove and Lavien. Read wanted instructions from John Kean about the matter. Rutlege thought John Kean might obtain a liberal compromise regarding Shubrick the Elder and Younger. Read returned from Beaufort Circuit Court where he obtained judgement on cases.

Names included: John Faucheraud Grimke, Aggnew T. Pritchard, the Grayson's (who won by the negligence of the Sheriffs), General Pinckney, Jonathan Rutledge, Pyke, William Jason Ferguson, Jason Ferguson, David Mobil, and Robert Portious.


Jacob Read


John Kean (1755-1795)

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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

Jacob Read to John Kean, November 14, 1791


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