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David wrote to John Kean, no address, but likely Philadelphia, PA. David begins by talking about the legislature and elections. He says the importation of negros is prohibited for 2 years. David's name was included in the newspaper, but he isn't running. Names included: General Pinckney, John Hunter, General Winn, Commander Gillon, Colonel Benton, Dr. Meker, Mr. Smith, late Colonel Laurens, Fanny E. Laurens, young Mr. Laurens (who inherits 350 negros and settled lands, despite an earlier promise to his sister[?]), Mrs. Ramsey, and Nate Zanse [?]. He finished with a comment for "the equal rights of all."


David Ramsay (1749-1815)


John Kean (1755-1795)

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Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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David Ramsay to John Kean, February 14, 1793

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