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Sarah Ricketts wrote to Susan Kean (likely in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Sarah was glad that Peter and Susan were doing so well and pleased to hear that Mr. Ricketts thought John Kean looked better than he did before. Sarah recalled that the last she visited Susan, John Kean had been bled by Dr. T, and Susan’s spirits were low. Suggested that may have made John Kean appear worse than he was. Hoped Miss M. arrived safely. Sarah had not been anywhere but to church on Sunday. Nicholls, Hampton’s brother-in-law claimed that the sooner he got a wife to take care of his children, the better. Sarah felt it would not be improper to send Peggy to Mrs. Washington. Gave her love to the two Peggy’s, Peter, and compliments to Mr. K.

People mentioned: Martha Washington, Mr. Ricketts, Nicholls, Hampton, John Kean, Peter Kean, and Peggy B.


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, 1795