Download Full Text (5.0 MB)
James Ricketts wrote to an unknown person (possibly Susan Kean), unaddressed. Ricketts informed his correspondent that he had just finished their sister’s letter of the 19th and had the pleasure of receiving a long letter from his boy, James. James gave an account of his proceedings abroad a Frigate. James was delighted with the new captain, who offered him free use of his library. James was so taken with the city of Cadiz that he drew a sketch of it. He planned on leaving Cadiz as soon as another Frigate joined them then they were going to sail up the Mediterranean. Ricketts informed his correspondent that two years to the day, they had arrived home. This document is undated.
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Ricketts, James. James Ricketts to Unknown, circa 1700s. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/681
This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at email@example.com.
Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University