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William Wilkie, from Charleston, wrote to John Kean, addressed to New York via Captain Snell. John's indigo and rice are not selling. "Nothing will sell for near its value and when sold, Vendue [auction] Masters find it difficult to collect the money."

Names included: Oliver Stackweather (will deliver newspapers to John), Mr. White, and Mr. Pringle.

Author/Creator

William Wilkie

Recipient

John Kean (1755-1795)

Creation Date

4-14-1790

Document Type

Manuscript

Collection

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.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2

Rights

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 lzimmerm@kean.edu.

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

William Wilkie to John Kean, April 14, 1790

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