Beaumanoir De Laforest07-04-1795
Beaumanoir De Laforest in New York, NY wrote to Susan Kean, addressed at Elizabeth Town, NJ. Madame de la Forest wrote to Susan on others and their health. People included: Mrs. Taprey, Mrs. Armstrong, Miss Bayard, Peter Kean, Mrs. Corvaisier, Mrs. Japonceau, Mrs. Hamilton, Caroline. Places included: Paris.
D. DeSaussure in Charleston, SC wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. Daniel DeSaussure wrote on issues of finance to John concerning the Bank of South Carolina and warned of foreign influence in the banking system. Names included: "Hary" Grant, Judge Grimke, Joseph Vesey, Williams Thayer, Edward Rutledge, Samuel Beckman, Timothy Fords, Philip Gadson, Thomas Jones, Sims White, George Forrest, J. S. Cripps, John Williamson, D. Alexander, John Blake, John Edwards, William Sommersall, Joseph Wards, Joseph Hargreaves, James Gregorie, Robert Dewar, John Berney, Joseph Peppin, James Miller, William Price, Thomas Stewart, William Jones, William Crafts, Quintin Hamilton, David Campbell, William Presstman, John Price, James Theus. Places included: Philadelphia.
Bercy de Sibert01-20-1795
Bercy de Sibert wrote to Mrs. Kean, unaddressed. Bercy requested 11 dollars. People included: Mr. Carles, Alex Anderson. Mr. [John Baptist Hyacinth de] Montulle.
Estate of John Kean07-09-1795
Estate of John Kean wrote to Gustavus Risberg, unaddressed. This was a receipt for payment. People included: Susan Kean.
John Faucheraud Grimke07-20-1795
John Grimke in Charleston, South Carolina wrote to George Simpson, unaddressed. Grimke wrote to Simpson requesting that he transfer Susan's bank shares to him. People included: E. Blake, Mrs. Kean.
John Faucheraud Grimke08-18-1795
John Faucheraud Grimke in Charleston, SC to wrote Susan Kean, unaddressed. This letter concerned the Santee Canal. People included: Dr. Ramsay.
John Faucheraud Grimke07-03-1795
John F. Grimke of Charleston, SC, wrote to Susan Kean, New York, NY. Grimke offered his condolences to Susan on the loss of her husband and informed her of John Kean's assets in South Carolina such as shares in the Santee Canal Company and the Catawba Company. People included: Mr. Risberg. Mrs. Grimke, Peter, the Grimke children.
John Kean & Jane Corvaisier with B. Corvaisier of Bensalem, PA. Bartholomew and Jane Corvaisier transferred the property listed to John Kean. People included: Bartholomew and Jane Corvaisier, William Bradford. Places included: Philadelphia, Bensalem.
The Last Will and Testament of John Kean. In his Will, John Kean leaves the majority of his personal property and real estate to his son, Peter Philip James Kean, with the exception of some land to Robert Barnwell, money to his sister Jane Corvasier, and land to his wife Susan. He also freed an enslaved woman Celia upon his death and granted her $50 a year for life in addition to a regular salary if she continued to work for Susan Kean for as long as Susan would hire her.
People Included: George Campbell, Susan Kean, Robert Barnwell, Peter Philip James Kean, Richard Shubrick, Thomas Shubrick, Jane Grove, Jane Corvaisier, Celia, Philip Peter Livingston, John Wallace, Gustavus Risberg
John Kean in Philadelphia, PA wrote to LeRoy & Bayard, addressed to New York, NY. John Kean enclosed seven post notes for $2000 and ten others for $3000. They discussed other transfers. Names included: Robert Morris, Mr. King. Places included: Bank of the United States.
John Kean in Philadelphia, PA wrote to Peter McCall, unaddressed. He acknowledged his invoice for four boxes of silver totaled charges of $6410.25, including insurance but excluding freight charges. People included: Mrs. Kean, Capt. Dale, Mr. Risberg. Places included: Canton, China.
John Kean and George Campbell07-04-1795
Probate of Will of John Kean. George Campbell wrote the first page as the county register for wills and probates, while John Kean wrote the will itself. People included: George Campbell, Robert Barnwell, Peter Kean, Susan Kean, Thomas Shubrick, Richard Shubrick, Jane Grove, Jane Courvaisier, Celia, Philip Livingston. Places included: Philadelphia, Canton, South Carolina, Georgia, Beaufort, Prince William's Parish of SC, Greenburg of NY.
Philip Livingston in New York, NY wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. Philip Livingston received news of John Kean's resignation. The president's letter caused him to cry on reading it at the dinner table. People included: Mrs. Ricketts, Lady Stirling, Mr. Willing, Susan Kean.
This document lists the property of Mrs. Kean. People included: Robert Morris, John Nicholson, James Greenleaf, Thomas McEver, Philip Livingston, John Kean.
Susan KeanMay-June 1795, 2 entries up to 1797
This blotter, or temporary record book, was made by Susan after the death of John Kean, her husband. There are 16 bound pages and one loose page of a different size. It included purchases, payments, items sold, lists of things, and where they were stored.
Headings: The Estate of John Kean in Stock and other Adventures as Estimate by himself in April 1795; A List Furniture & Horses Sold by Mrs. Susan Kean in the House No. 80 Wallnut Street and Money received for them; A list of Articles disposed of by Mrs. Susan Kean which were in the House in Wallnut St. in May 1795; List of Papers in the Small Balck Grunk; Papers in the Chariott Box; In the Smallest blue chest; Payments for land Susan rented in Bedminster [not titled].
Morning clothes were purchased for her son Peter Kean, sister-in-law Jane Corvasier, and enslaved people Jacob and Celia. Many interesting small details.
The book covers May and June 1795, with a few entries in 1797.
Names included: Peter Kean, John Guests, Joseph Lindall [later spelled Lyndall], Mrs. Rhea, Mrs. Hymphries, the Sexton, Jane Corvaisier, Mr. Izard, Mrs. Primmer, Lewis William Otto, Mr. Zitchborn, Jason Le Ray, Jacob Smith, Samuel Brick, Cooper, Francis the Coachman, Dr. Kuhn, J.R. Bard, Mrs. Shorten, Mr. Brown, Mr. Read, Philip Livingston, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Risberg, Messers Dunlap and Claypoole [newspapers], Mr. Mead, Mr. Willing, Mr. William Constable, Mr. Tench Coxe, Mr. Walker, Mr. Rutherford, Robert Eoff, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Steer, Mr. Aussin(?), Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Backwell, Mrs, Chew, Mr. Stephens, John Morel, P. Schermerhorn, Charles Harper, Mrs. Stewart, John Wolf, Mrs. Shortn, Mrs. Jandennis, Mrs. Bradford, Mrs. Brish(?), Mrs. Brooks, Fr. Footman, Mr. Biddle, Schermerhorn, Edward Pole, Mrs. Powels, Mrs. King. Enslaved people: Jacob, Celia.
Places: Wallnut [Walnut] Street.
Susan Kean in New York, NY wrote to Armstrong & Barnwell, unaddressed. This is a receipt for stock and a commission.
Footman & Co. sold these items on behalf of Susan Kean, formerly of her Philadelphia, PA residence. They listed the possessions sold and their value.
Philip Livingston of New York, NY wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. Smallpox strikes Livingston's farm, killing the overseer. Stock prices rose on news from Europe. He discussed business. The weather was cold. People included: Mr. Simpson, Mr. Ludlow, Foxe, Jackson, Susan Kean, [Ann "Nancy"] Bayard, Catharine Bayard, Robert Morris, Livingston's sisters.
Philip Livingston of New York, NY, wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. Livingston discussed business, including responding to a letter sent by Susan concerning Mr. Simpson's draft. He forwarded an insurance policy. The author was in poor health but too busy to rest. People included: Susan, Peter, Mr. Simpson, Morris. Places included: Philadelphia.
Philip Livingston in New York, NY wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. He discussed Bank of New York. The price of bills and stock were low. People included: Jackson, Nicholson, Mr. Ludlow, Mrs. Livingston.
Philip Livingston in New York, NY wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. He discussed business and acknowledged the receipt of notes. People included: Mrs. Kean, Foxe, Jackson, Mr. Otto, Mr. Ludlow.
Philip Livingston in New York, NY wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. This letter discussed John and Philip's joint account and the enclosure of bank notes. Most of the stock sold went to England and Livingston was hoping to sell more. He discussed the officers of various American banks. Philip Livingston decided that he will resign his position and let someone else take over because there was no chance of a salary. He also had a political meeting with John Jay and Stephen van Rensselaer, among others. People included: Mr. Ann, Morris, Nicholson, Mr. Ver Planck, Thomas Russell, Mr. Willing, Judge Yates, General Floyd, John Jay, and Stephen van Rensselaer. Places: England, Boston.
Philip Livingston in New York, NY wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. Livingston bought all the bank stock with his remaining cash. The day before, Livingston transferred a majority of 6% stocks John Kean sent to him. The two agreed on a new business strategy. Most of what they sold went to England. People: John Penn, Mr. & Mrs. Ricketts. Places: England.
Philip Livingston in New York, NY wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. He discussed business. Livingston spoke with G. Bancker about becoming the President of the Bank of New York, who was cautious because he was also the Treasurer of New York. He enclosed a statement. People included: Bancker, Thomas Buchanan, Nicholas Low, George Scriba, Mr. Burrall, Yates, Burr. Places included: Bank of the US.
Philip Livingston in New York, NY wrote to John Kean, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. He offered specie from the Bank of New York to Bank of the US if needed. He enclosed a copy of the King of Great Britain's Speech concerning the treaty. People: King George III, Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts, Peter Kean, Susan Kean.
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