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David M. Ramsay in Charleston, SC wrote to John Kean, unaddressed. The letter discussed a particular monetary issue in regard to this profession as a physician. The issues discussed included the "renewal" of relocating African-Americans in advance of redistricting to increase representation. This appalled Ramsay. Northern states retaliated against southern transgressions by sending their African-Americans down there. Ramsay claimed his colleagues distrusted him greatly. People mentioned: Governor of South Carolina, Attorney General of South Carolina. Places mentioned: Columbia. Notable quote: "I abhor national reflection but had almost said all Jews are rascals with but very few exceptions."


David M. Ramsay (1749-1815)


John Kean (1756-1795)

Creation Date

October 31, 1792

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Charleston, South Carolina


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.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

David Ramsay to John Kean, October 31, 1792


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