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Robert Barnwell wrote to an unknown person. He wrote about his inability to make payments on time. He wrote that there had been crop failures that made it impossible for him to submit payments on time. He also referenced a previous payment that was acknowledged in a letter he received from John Kean on June 15, 1794. It is possible the letter is being written to Susan Kean after her husband, John Kean's death, or to John Kean shortly before his death in 1795. This is a partial letter.


Robert Barnwell (1761- 1814)


Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston, and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)

John Kean (1755-1795)

Creation Date

After 1794

Document Type



Location Unknown (presumably Beaufort, SC)


Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Robert Barnwell to Unknown Person, c. 1794