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William wrote to John, c/o Joseph Clay Jr. in New York, to update John on the weather and agriculture onat John's plantation on Paris Island, SC during the fall and winter seasons. He includes details about indigo, corn, and potatoes, and the weather. Lightning struck a church steeple. William's Uncle Robert attended the State Convention in Columbia where the South Carolina State Constitution was revised. The parishes are divided. Names include Mr. Wilcox, Sam (who manages John's land), Dr. Cuthbert, Mrs. Elliot, and young William.
William Elliot (1761-1808)
John Kean (1755-1795)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Elliot, William. William Elliot to John Kean, June 9, 1790. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/13
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