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William wrote to John, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. William congratulated John and his family for surviving yellow fever in the fall, updates that Mr. Wareat continues to give him and John trouble about a deed (related to Mrs. Kean and Mr. Livingston's property), and local produce and grain sales are down. The mail is delayed and more likely to come from Boston and the Bahama Islands than Philadelphia. Names included: Smith, John, W. Des[illegible].


William Stephens


John Kean (1755-1795)

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The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1686-1847. 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 prominent colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabeth-Town, 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.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2

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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

William Stephens to John Kean, March 1, 1793


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