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Sarah Ricketts wrote from Abyssinia to Susan Kean, her sister, address not included. She was surprised that Susan had not received any letters from her as she wrote at every opportunity. She wrote in-depth about Robert Barnwell and how he was doing in New York. Sarah was shocked that it seemed he had been doing very little socializing as none of the ladies she knew had heard of him. It also seemed that he and Lewis William Otto had not visited each other despite their shared friendship with Susan. She said she was sending Susan flower seeds and would send more when she had them.

People Included: Mrs. E. Dayton, Mrs. Colden, Mr. Griffins, Mr. Coley, James Ricketts, and Miss Hyllon


Sarah Ricketts, formerly Sarah Livingston


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

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Abyssinia, Elizabethtown, County of Essex, NJ


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

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Sarah Ricketts to Susan Kean, March 14, 1789


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