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William Stephens in Savannah, GA wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. This letter involved a variety of topics. It discussed property and deeds of prominent citizens from the South. This also dealt with the legal issues in Charleston, SC concerning the Bryan estate. Grimke received payment in that regard from the sale of nine enslaved. Mr. Wercat planned not to take land for his claim. The letter discussed commercial, debt, and tax issues. Native Americans apparently threatened them with "mischief." People included: Richard Shubrick, Mr. Grimke, Conyers, Barnard, [Hart], Goodgion, Barnwell, Bryan, Mr. Wercat, Dr. Channing, Tom Miller, Miller's Mother, Bryan, Wade, Mrs. Stephen, Mrs. Kean, Capt. Collings.
William Stephens (1752-1819)
John Kean (1756-1795)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Stephens, William. William Stephens to John Kean, June 19, 1792. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/338
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