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William Stephens wrote from Savannah, Georgia to John Kean in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stephens mentioned a claim against Kean by Mr. Wereats(?). He went on to express his belief that Congress would steer the United States through the current sea of trouble. Preferred the nonimportation business over the sequestration of debts as he felt it wrong that individuals should suffer. With the appointment of John Jay as Envoy Extraordinary to London, Stephens hoped that the people of England would continue to preserve peace. Requests news on mutual acquaintances and asks Kean to enquire on the state of numbers he included in the post script.
John Kean (1755-1795)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Stephens, William. William Stephens to John Kean, May 11, 1794. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/554
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