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D. DeSaussure in Charleston, SC wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. Daniel DeSaussure wrote on issues of finance to John concerning the Bank of South Carolina and warned of foreign influence in the banking system. Names included: "Hary" Grant, Judge Grimke, Joseph Vesey, Williams Thayer, Edward Rutledge, Samuel Beckman, Timothy Fords, Philip Gadson, Thomas Jones, Sims White, George Forrest, J. S. Cripps, John Williamson, D. Alexander, John Blake, John Edwards, William Sommersall, Joseph Wards, Joseph Hargreaves, James Gregorie, Robert Dewar, John Berney, Joseph Peppin, James Miller, William Price, Thomas Stewart, William Jones, William Crafts, Quintin Hamilton, David Campbell, William Presstman, John Price, James Theus. Places included: Philadelphia.


Daniel DeSaussure (1736-1798)


John Kean (1756-1795)

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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

D. DeSaussure to John Kean, January 3, 1795


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