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Sarah Ricketts wrote to Susan Kean, unaddressed. Ricketts informed Susan that she sent her a long letter and sent it with Franks to go with Elliot. Mr. Barnwell will make sure of it; he had been staying with the Ricketts for 12 days and planned to sail in a few days. Barnwell sent his servant to town to find out when Saltus was going to sail. She shared news on family and mutual acquaintances. Cornelia was in a carriage (Phaeton) accident and was recovering. Ricketts added a note dated June 22nd where she informed Susan she had just called to be a pallbearer for Mrs. Baxter. Mr. Barnwell was leaving the Ricketts for Beaufort, South Carolina. Ricketts would send Susan cherries if she could get them, but 1789 was a bad year for fruit.
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, June 19, 1789. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/406
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