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Sarah Ricketts wrote to her sister, Susan Kean, address not included. The first 8 pages of the letter are no longer with pages 9-11. She wrote updating Susan on their family and friends. She mentioned that Mr. B was in bad debt and would have to do something or else he would go to jail, according to their father Peter Van Brugh Livingston. Robert Barnwell had been staying with them but left to go to J.R. Livingston's wedding to Eliza McEvers, then he would go to Mr. B's and then stay with them the Ricketts again until he left for South Carolina. Their brother Philip was doing well and had been made a senator of New York.
People Included: Lewis William Otto, Sarah Livingston Jay, Susan (Livingston?), John Jay, Martha Washington, Mrs. R. Morris, Mrs. Church, James Ricketts, Mrs. Laferty, C. Huger, Franks, Mr. Griffin, and Sam Smith.
Places Included: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sarah Ricketts, formerly Sarah Livingston
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston, and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
Location Unknown (Possibly Elizabethtown, NJ)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Ricketts, Sarah. Sarah Ricketts to Susan Kean, June 4, 1789. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/283
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