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Sarah Ricketts wrote to Susan Kean, her sister, address not included. She and her family were living in England, however they were having some severe financial difficulties due to an Estate in Jamaica. They had not been receiving much income from it and then received notice form Mr. Ewart that the man they trusted it to, John had run the estate into the ground. He accumulated a lot of debt and other judgements against the property which James Ricketts, Sarah's husband would be responsible for. They planned to travel to Jamaica to sort everything out, but Sarah was hesitant to leave her children, James, Maria, Phil, and Julia, especially since Maria was sick.
Sarah Ricketts, formerly Sarah Livingston
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston, and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Ricketts, Sarah. Sarah Ricketts to Susan Kean, February 3, 1789. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/249
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