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An unknown person wrote from Beaufort, South Carolina to an unknown correspondent. Received both Mr. Wilcox’s and Mr. Kean’s letters. Sorry that the indisposition of Mr. Kean and Peter prevented them from attending their convalescent state. Delivered Mr. Lucenas slaves to Mr. Lithgow, an agent in the business for Mr. Ancrum. Sam finished cutting down his land but still had ten bushels of indigo seed. He would have large claims upon the surplus of that at Hilton Head. Mentioned the sale of property and Major. Wigg’s purchase as well as additional business concerning the sale of property. Indigo appeared to be in demand that year and sold for more than five shillings. Grateful for Mr. R’s generosity in the whole business. Will need to request a bill of sale from Mr. R for the slaves they purchased. This document is incomplete.
Names mentioned: John Kean, Peter Kean, Mr. Lucena, William Ancrum, Mr. Lithgow, and Major Wigg.
Beaufort, South Carolina
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Unknown to Unknown, circa 1700s. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/669
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