William Stephens wrote to John, addressed to New York, care of Mr. Wilcox. William received $100 from Tubly's estate for John Kean. Mr. Wilcox will manage the money. Barnham shipped 8 barrels of John's rice, which can make a small profit "keeping the devil from your pocket, should he appear in the shape of a lawyer."
William wrote to John, addressed to New York, care of Captain Smith.
Names and topics included: Box Lavien and Company, Act of Confiscation, Barnham and rice, attending Assembly, Yazoo Land, Hutchingson's land, Mr. Mitchell, De--[illegible], Dr. Hall, bills of exchange, and good weather.
William wrote to John, addressed to New York. William said the payment was delayed by a local loan officer, who doesn't yet have instructions. The Federal Circuit Court will likely delay "Wereat against Kean" until next April. William suggested John sell his land before the trial so he can get more money and cover his debts. He also wrote about Guarda Courtes, Colonel [Alexander] Hamilton, and John Wood, concerning a boat.
William wrote to John, addressed to Philadelphia (New York is crossed out). William confirmed Judge Iredell was the only person present at the Federal Circuit Court and "Wereat against Kean" will be tried in Savannah at a later date. He will consult with Habersham on a Judiciary Act. He commented on John's land in Georgia, Bryen and Wade's certificate, and will say "nothing about British Debts."
William wrote to John, addressed to New York, and hand delivered by Mr. Graham. William enclosed a letter from Beaufort (not present). William didn't receive money for John's indigo yet. The Sate Medium (money) is stable.
William Wilkie, from Charleston, wrote to John Kean, addressed to New York via Captain Snell. John's indigo and rice are not selling. "Nothing will sell for near its value and when sold, Vendue [auction] Masters find it difficult to collect the money."
Names included: Oliver Stackweather (will deliver newspapers to John), Mr. White, and Mr. Pringle.
William wrote to John, addressed to New York by Captain Snell. Names included: Chisholm, Maxwell, Nuville, Robert Barnwell. Topics included: Loan Office Certificates, decrease in John's agriculture and textile prices, specifically indigo, rice, and the textiles ravens duck, ozanbrig [osenberg/osnaburg], frequently used to make clothes for enslaved people, and thread. William says the "paper money medium of this state is looked on as very good."
William wrote to John, addressed to New York. He enclosed an account sale for John's indigo and a statement of John's bond to Thomas Agier (neither are attached). William also sent 8 packets of newspapers by Captain Elliot. He wrote about South Carolina Medium [money] and its value.
Names included: Mr. Chisholm, Mr. Holmes, Maxwell, and Mr. White.
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 Faucheraud] 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 wrote to John, addressed to New York via Captain Elliott. William says Merchants won't agree on a price for indigo, so sales were slow since January. He sent a pair of shoes for enslaved people for a pattern (not included).
Name included: Mr. Barnwell.
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