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John Grimke wrote from Charleston, South Carolina to Susan Kean, unaddressed. Grimke thanked Susan for the recipe she shared with him however, he no longer needed to take medicine for his asthma but kept it in case of a relapse. Enclosed a statement on the Santee Canal. The Directors called for another payment in July, as they incurred a large debt by borrowing money from the Bank in Charleston and engaged to repay as soon as the Canal was finished. Grimke and Mr. Barnwell discussed Susan’s affairs in the Southward and Grimke was pleased to inform her that the rise of the value of lands that belonged to the estate had considerably increased her property. By the time Peter reached adulthood, he would have a very handsome competence to begin the world with. Conversed with Mr. Shubrick and Mr. Barnwell on Shubrick’s intended Chancery suit.

People mentioned: Peter Kean, Robert Barnwell, Richard Shubrick, and John Kean.


John Faucheraud Grimké [also spelled Grimke or Grimkey] (1752-1819)


Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston, and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)

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Charleston, South Carolina


Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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John Grimke to Susan Kean, March 22, 1800


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