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Thomas Grimke wrote from Charleston, SC to Peter Kean addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. He writes regarding the property Peter inherited from John Kean in Beaufort. Since Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, his mother, was entitled to 1/3 of the property that means she can also claim 1/3 of the enslaved people there. He mentions that they also must take Julian Ursin Niemcewicz into account since they are married unless they had renounced his claim by a marriage settlement.
People Included: John Kean (JK1755), Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, Robert Barnwell, Edward Barnwell, Mr. Robertson
Places Included: Beaufort, SC
Thomas S. Grimke (1786-1834)
Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)
Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 2
Grimke, Thomas S.. Thomas Grimke to Peter Kean, May 18, 1811. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1810s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1810s/9
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