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Sarah Ricketts wrote from New York, New York to Susan Kean, unaddressed. Sarah discussed a ball that was being thrown by the Count. Mr. O planned to invite the ladies in his name. Eliza asked Sarah if she would introduce Mrs. H to the Count. Mrs. H and Eliza received cards from the count but not Ann. Mrs. H asked for advice and begged Sarah to ask Mr. O if it was a mistake that Ann was omitted from the invitation. Mr. O said that if they did not go, they would not be invited again. They all thought it proper to attend the ball. The children were all in high spirits and Sarah longed to see little James. Saltus promised to take apples to Susan. Shared news on mutual acquaintances and asked Susan to tell Violet that her mother was well. This document is incomplete.

People mentioned: Violet, Peter Kean, John Kean, Mrs. Eveliegh, Mr. Barnwell, Mrs. Montgomery, Mrs. Armstrong, Hannah, the Chancellor, Mrs. C. Verplank, Miss Prevost, Lady S., Hannah L., Peggy, Mrs. Burr[?], Polly, Mrs. Lewis, Mr. O, Mrs. H., and Eliza.


Sarah Ricketts


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

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New York, New York


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, February 21, 1789


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