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William Stephens wrote to an unknown person, unaddressed. Stephens wrote about rice being shipped by the sloop Friendship. He suggested the rice be sold in New York because of the scarcity of money in Savannah. Three companies of troops from New York left for St. Mary's, Georgia to the relief of settlers there, but the governor felt that such was unnecessary because "the Indians, are so peaceably welcomed." People included: Capt. Barnham, governor [of Georgia], President of the United States. Places included: New York, St. Mary's, GA.


William Stephens (1752-1819)

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Savannah, Georgia


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 to 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 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


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

William Stephens to Unknown Person, May 10, 1790


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