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John F. Grimke in Charleston, SC wrote to John Kean, unaddressed. The maritime vessel Delaware arrived with John Kean's letter. Grimke wrote that to his surprise, the transaction with R. Shubrick had not closed and he requested Kean's help with this issue. The letter discussed court proceedings. The House representatives of South Carolina passed a bill to prohibit the importation of African-Americans from northern states & the West Indies, along with a ban from Africa for two more years. People included: Barnwell, J. E. Colhoun, James Ladton, Peter Kean, Sen. Pierce Butler, Mr. Adams, Aaron Burr, Laurens, William Smith, Jacob Reid, Mrs. Grimke, Miss Grimke, Sumpter, John Grimke, Mrs. Kean, T. Shubrick, R. Shubrick, Roger Smith, Mr. Frederick, Welsh, General Moultrie. Places included: Columbia, northern states.


John Faucheraud Grimké [also spelled Grimke or Grimkey] (1752-1819)


John Kean (1756-1795)

Creation Date

December 14, 1792

Creation Date


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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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Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

John Grimke to John Kean, December 14, 1792


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