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John Grimke wrote from Charleston, South Carolina to Peter Kean, unaddressed. Grimke was much gratified to receive Peter’s letter. Reflected on how he had an affectionate love for Peter’s father, John Kean. They served during the Revolution War together and surmised that they formed a reciprocal attachment to one another that formed during the boisterous hours of warfare and bloodshed when their minds looked for support. Grimke extended those sentiments to his friend’s son, Peter. Discussed his children’s education and the possibility of Peter paying them a visit in South Carolina. Mentioned he penned a letter to Peter’s mother, Susan regarding the Santee Canal Shares and detailed the purposes and differences of both the Santee Canal and Catawba Company Shares.
People mentioned: Susan Niemcewicz.
John Faucheraud Grimké [also spelled Grimke or Grimkey] (1752-1819)
Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)
Charleston, South Carolina
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Grimké, John F.. John Grimke to Peter Kean, March 18, 1803. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1800s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1800s/245
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