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Jonathan and William Simpson are writing to John Kean, February 13, 1792, to confirm William Wilkie is a Factor (agent) for John Kean and unless payments are started, they will take John Kean to Chancery Court.

The letter begins with a copy of a letter sent by Jonathan and William Simpson on January 7, 1791, delivered by William Wilkie to John Kean concerning payment of Mrs. Grove's bond to Anthony Lechmere, deceased, was not paid in full. It was partially paid by the sale of indigo, but Mr. Sargent's receipt for the indigo was less than expected. Other names included: J. and F. Atkinson.


Jonathan Simpson, William Simpson


John Kean (1755-1795)

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February 13, 1792 and January 7, 1791 (copy)

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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 1739-1847. 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 who were owned by the Kean and other families, offering a glimpse into their forced work and places of residence.

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Jonathan and William Simpson to John Kean, February 13, 1792


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