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Sarah Ricketts wrote to Susan Kean in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sarah informed Susan that she was disappointed she would not pay them a visit as she heard from Peggy M. that Susan planned on visiting in April or May. Sarah visiting Susan was out of the question because John Kean had a lot of work to do. She refused to spend another week at Mrs. L’s and it would not look good to visit Susan in Philadelphia. Sarah had a full social calendar and mentioned that she attended a party where Mrs. Leroy was fully dressed, her hair powdered and curled, and Mrs. G. McEvers and Mrs. J. Livingston’s hair was fully dressed with black beads. Sarah did not enjoy the party and was glad when the carriage came to take her home. March 24 was her wedding day and it was the gloomiest day she had ever seen. The third page of this document is torn.

People mentioned: Mrs. LeRoy, Lady S & K, Mrs. Livingston, Mrs. G McEvans, Mr. Watts, John Kean, and Peter Kean.


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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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Sarah Ricketts to Susan Kean, March 25, 1793