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This is a legal document. Richard is the surviving partner of Shubrick & Clempson. Richard releases John Kean from all debts. John was copartners with John Kean and Company, John Pitt and Company, Peter Lavien and Company (the younger), and executor of Samuel Grove and Peter Lavien, both deceased. Richard has not released Edward Davies from payment. Edward was copartners with Grove and Davies, Box Lavien & Co., and Peter Lavien & Co. Other names included: James Ward, Francis Bremar, and Stephen Ravenel.


Richard Shubrick


John Kean (1755-1795)

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later delivered and signed in Charleston, SC


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.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at

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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Richard Shubrick to John Kean, January 15, 1793


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