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Sarah Ricketts wrote to Susan Kean, unaddressed. Sarah informed Susan she was disappointed her letters were delayed and sorry that Susan had been ill. Thought it fortunate that Miss Delancey was with her particularly as Mr. Kean was also sick. Franks advised Sarah before she wrote to Susan to go to New Ark to the new intelligence office that was established there and she will have the history of everyone and their servants. Phil left the Ricketts that morning and Mr. and Mrs. Evely took the stage with him. Mrs. Evely informed Phil that she knew Susan during the war. Was told Charlotte White was in a deep decay. Bailey claimed to have never seen such a bad ulcer. Mr. Paterson and Mr. Elmer were the Senators for New Jersey. Billy Livingston intended to court Cornelia Van Horne. Mrs. Baxter was confined to her house; she was very ill with no appetite and had night sweats. She was bled two or three times a week. Mrs. Lawrence and Billy paid the Ricketts a visit on their way to Philadelphia. Sarah had been troubled with a pain in her side and a cold. For the first time in her life, she planned to wear a flannel waistcoat in the winter.
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, December 2, 1788. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/415
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