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William wrote to John, addressed to Philadelphia (New York crossed out). John's last letter was delivered by the brigg Grand Sachem. William got passage for the enslaved people 3 days after they arrived (no names or numbers of people included). William sent fruit trees and 4lbs of apples to Beaufort by Captain Minott. He explains a payment by Judge [John Faucherand] Grimke to Mr. Ward, indents to cover services and supplies, and doesn't know if Congress will allow them for assumption (payments?). William expected to hear from Mr. Barnwell about an indigo sale.


William Wilkie


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 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.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

William Wilkie to John Kean, November 11, 1790


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