Item: Thomas McKean correspondence to Sarah McKean, November 2nd, 1780

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Record Number: 11741
Collection: Thomas McKean papers [0405]
Box Number: 11
Folder Number: 30
Author: McKean, Thomas
Address: Easton, PA
Date of Original: November 2 1780
Original Format: Manuscripts › Correspondence
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 15.5 by 20.5 cm
Inscription text: Dear Sally,
Having an opportunity by Councillor Van-
Campon of this county, I have just to inform you that
I have arrived on Sunday night, tho fatigued, much
better than when I set out. We have already tried a woman
& negro man for murdering her bastard child, and a 
white man for a rape; all were aquitted_ one has
been tried for treason, in joining the Indians [illegible] and
is found guilty. On Saturday I expect to set out for
Reading.
Give my love to the children, to Mrs. Finney &
Dunn [illegible] if still with you, and kiss my dear little
Tommy for me. Adieu,
Easton                                                      Yours affectionately,
Novem. 2. 1780                                                 Tho M.Kean

Mrs. Sarah M.Kean.--

 
Inscription location: Recto
Image description: Letter written by Thomas McKean to his wife, Sarah McKean, during his tenure as Pennsylvania Congressman. He served as chief justice of Pennsylvania from 1777 to 1797.