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Thomas S. Grimke wrote from Charleston, SC to Peter Kean, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He congratulated Peter on his marriage and wrote about politics. There was a new land tax proposed by Congress that might include slaves to help pay for the War of 1812. Many South Carolinians were upset about it and felt resentment towards the northern states.

People Included: Sarah Sabina Kean, Aaron Burr

Places Included: France, Great Britain


Thomas S. Grimke (1786-1834)


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)

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Charleston, SC


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1686-1847. 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 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.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 3


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Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

Thomas S. Grimke to Peter Kean, December 27, 1813


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