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Sarah wrote to her sister, Susan, addressed to John Kean, Cashier of the U.S. Bank, Philadelphia. Sarah is optimistic that the medicine her brother-in-law uses will protect him from yellow fever. People leaving Philadelphia must quarantine before entering New York. She describes a visit with General Knox, Mrs. Knox, their children (Lucy, Julia, Washington, Caroline), two maids, and two hired servants. Genl. Knox arrived from Philadelphia, and Sarah was afraid to shake his hand. He's heading to B. Point with Mr. Huger. Mrs. Filch is mentioned. Sarah invites her nephew Peter to stay with her. She still has Susan's shoes and bonnet.
Sarah Ricketts, formerly Sarah Livingston (1779-1814)
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, September 25, 1793. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/22
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