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Sarah Ricketts wrote to Susan Kean in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sarah informed Susan that she received her letters by Mr. H and Miss M. Sarah saw Peggy for only a few minutes on her way from New Ark. Sorry to hear Susan was so low spirited but heard from everyone Mr. K [John Kean] looked very well. Susan likely expected General Bull’s failure and John Kean was prepared for that and may receive more than he expected. Huger said that John Kean should get offered another position because the President [George Washington] understood he was the only one at the Board who understood business. Jacob had gone to Jamaica to get possession of Ridgeland. Mrs. Bell had gone to visit a friend in Pennsylvania. Recommended Dr. Griffiths to Mr. Huger as he was very ill. Mr. R claimed Sarah did not exercise enough and suggested they go for a jaunt to the valleys and stay a day at Bethlehem, then to visit Susan for a day, then to Mr. Otto, and then return home. Mr. R said he could do it but Sarah thought it too fatiguing and expensive. Longed to see Peter and wished the best for the family.


Sarah Ricketts


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

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

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Sarah Ricketts to Susan Kean, June 7, 1788