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I'm sure you're right about Dr Samuel. He is in Weygant, no. 662, b 1754 d
1833, s of Reuben & Mercy Finney Sacket. Weygant has him living in
Uniontown, Fayette County in 1781, moving to Morgantown 7 yrs later. He m
Sarah Manning in 1777.
The second Samuel would be no 1542, s of Dr Samuel & Sarah, b 1795 d 1860.
He m Priscilla Caldwell (or Cadwell) in 1821.
Will send full Weygant text on these two Samuels if this is helpful
> From: TEKing221(a)aol.com
> To: SACKETT-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Conveyance of land to Samuel Sackett
> Date: 1 September 1998 12:19
> I have found among my sister's notes a copy of a conveyance of land from
> Henry Beeson to Samuel Sackett; 22 June 1786 in township of Union, County
> Fayette, Pennsylvania.
> It is three pages long and the first page has the text cut off on the
> side of the page. Wasn't centered in the copy machine.
> Would this be Dr. Samuel, the son of Reuben Sackett of Warren, CT.?
> There is also an "Indenture" made June 9, 1855 between Samuel Sackett and
> Priscilla his wife, of Fayette Co., PA., and John Smith. For $37.50
> were transfering a lot in Georges Township, near the town of Smithville,
> Fayette Co., PA. to John Smith.
> Anyone know who this Samuel Sackett belongs to?
> ==== SACKETT Mailing List ====
> If you are new to the Internet, there is a mailing list called, NEWBIE-L
> or NEWBY-L that you may want to join. Apparently, dumb mistakes are
> acceptable and you are encouraged to ask dumb questions.
Am forwarding this from Vic Gibbs. Have subscribed to the Thanet List &
results. Looks promising!
Pleased to hear from you again. Many thanks for the Thanet tip-off.
> From: Victor Gibbs <gibbsvi(a)interlynx.net>
> To: sackett(a)guernsey.net
> Subject: Thanet newsgroup
> Date: 31 August 1998 02:28
> Hi Chris:
> It has been a few years but fortunately I have kept files of past
> correspondance. Unfortunately I don't have any more information on my
> casual Gibbs-Sackett connection :-(
> However, I have come across a newsgroup that you may find of interest. It
> is strictly for Thanet family research. Just send a message with no
> subject line and no signature line to
> Put subscribe in the body of the message.
> Hope this is of some interest.
> Vic Gibbs
Original letter of Louis L'Amour who died in 1988 is the property of
Ruth Rawlings. (Ruth I am still working on Story of Ann Filer.)
Enjoy the Day
June 28, 1981.
Dear Ruth Elzey Rawlings:
No, I am not a Sackett, although I believe I
have heard from at least half of those now living
because of my stories.
Actually, I got the name from a desert well some-
what west of Yuma, Arizona, although it is in California.
The "well" (you have to dig several barrels of sand
before reaching water) was discovered by a Lt. Delos B.
Sackett who was with a government expedition and the
water was desperately needed for their mules.
Sackett later became an Inspector General in the
At least eight Sacketts were officers in the War
of the Revolution, and the family stems from the Isle
of Ely in Cambridgeshire, Eng. The name was originally
Saget, and the family from Normandy, either coming over
with the Conqueror or shortly after, as many did.
I shall write at least 10 more Sackett books, if
Thanks for writing--
/_/\/\ See Our Sackett Family at this Web Page
\_\ / http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/8782/
/_/ \ Remember two wrongs don't make a right,
\_\/\ \ but two rights do make a left
I am looking for old Shaw, Sackett and Gilliam documents
that persons have transcribed into electronic format. Say like
wills, obituaries, marriage licenses, birth certificates,
land grants, etc. Any and all documents will be appreciated.
Please include source so that the transcriber can get credit due.
I am willing to trade documents.
Please forward to me,
/_/\/\ See Our Sackett Family at this Web Page
\_\ / http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/8782/
/_/ \ Remember two wrongs don't make a right,
\_\/\ \ but two rights do make a left
The following is one of the Sackett letters in the Territorial Prison Museum
in Yuma, AZ. Comparing the copy of the letter and a transcription made by my
sister; I have attempted to copy the letter exactly using his spelling and
lack of punctuation. Given the quality of the copy and the condition of the
letter AND trying to read the writing; I will say that there may be a few
Happy hunting, Thurmon
Warren September 5 ad 1792
Dear and Loving Samuel (three words cannot be read) Love to you and your
(almost an line that cannot be read) goodness having an opertunity to write to
you and let you no of our afares. I have nothing strange to write to you I
would informe you that I reseved your leter Dated Aug 91 and was glad to hear
of your welfare and you informed me init that that I could have an oportunity
to write to you by Mr adkins but I did not reseve it till December and the
opertunity of sending was over. I would informe you that Licander Curtis is
come home and by him I have had the last account from you and was very glad to
hear by him of your welfare. I would let you no that I reseved a leter from
Cyrus daated Augst the 6th ad 1791 and was very glad to hear from him altho he
is gon to the End of the path and my hopes is small of ever seeing of aney of
you aney more in the land of the living but if we might be so hapy as to meat
in the first Resurrection what befals us in this woild is no grate mater. I
would let you no that your sister violity was maried Last November to John
Cates and now lives in Cornewil anor lives at home and hath her health beter
than in years past. I saw your father maning this weak and they ane all well,
Likewise that your frends are all well there was a frost the last nite in
August that Did some Damage altho the wether is very Dry the nites are very
cold as the nuse all comes from your part of the world. I Shall not attempt
to write aney but subscribe my self your
Loving parent til Death - Reuben Sackett
I should be ? that you would write Every opertunity and would informe me
partickerly of your afares and of Cyrus afares altho I subscribe this to the
Dr I send it to equal to Aaron
Lodge this at Capt Bartlets Cincinati Ferry
>From Mr. Reuben Sackett Sept 5 1792 from Warren
Sunday Nov 8th 
Will has been spending the day with us. He killed one of his Rabbits &
brought it for me to cook, & we have had some of it today. It has been a
lovely day, but very cold.
We have now Russians instead of Germans. The change took place during last
week. There were some 15 to 20 came in to dinner. What dirt they do bring
in, to be sure! They would have liked to have had a bedroom, but they won't
allow it at Headquarters. I'm very glad. I don't want any of them upstairs.
We have had a lot of rain during the last weeks. It is needed as the
Springs are getting very low. I don't like having to get up in the dark,
but have to do so now. Anyhow, we are getting on into November & after
Christmas the days soon begin to lengthen again.
We are to have another ration of Chocolate next week, "five bars only",
costing 7½d. It is only for Women & Children.
I have found among my sister's notes a copy of a conveyance of land from one
Henry Beeson to Samuel Sackett; 22 June 1786 in township of Union, County of
It is three pages long and the first page has the text cut off on the right
side of the page. Wasn't centered in the copy machine.
Would this be Dr. Samuel, the son of Reuben Sackett of Warren, CT.?
There is also an "Indenture" made June 9, 1855 between Samuel Sackett and
Priscilla his wife, of Fayette Co., PA., and John Smith. For $37.50 they
were transfering a lot in Georges Township, near the town of Smithville,
Fayette Co., PA. to John Smith.
Anyone know who this Samuel Sackett belongs to?
The old Territorial Prison in Yuma was turned into a historical park and
museum after the turn of the century. It appears that some one of the Sackett
family that lived in, or around, Yuma died and the letters were in their
belongings and they were donated to the Museum.
Incidentally, I lived in Yuma from 1941-1953, and never visited the museum and
did not know of the existence of the letters until my younger sister started
researching the Sackett family and happened to discover them.
One of the letters is partly written in code. My sister and one of our
cousins broke the code. In the letter the writer is pleading with his brother
to come back and straighten out some financial matters while in the coded part
he seems to be telling him to "go where he will".
Sunday October 24th 1943
We have been having very stormy weather this last week, plenty of rain &
wind, but it is very mild.
Last Wednesday was Arthur's 71st birthday. He is very well & is working
hard at the Mills & is still able to cycle up & down twice a day. It is
very fortunate he keeps so fit & well as, at the Mill, he has only a young
man he can depend on now that his Chief Clerk is in Germany. Mr Le Tocq,
his older Clerk, is almost helpless with "Paralysis" & only keeps on at the
Office to help him keep going as they fear when he has to give up it will
be the end of him.
Will has been in today. He is well. He has just had some teeth fixed & they
are a very great improvement. He has been without teeth so long that he
finds them a bit awkward, but he will soon be used to them.
During the last week, a large number of Russian & Italian prisoners have
arrived here. They are a rough looking lot. There are rumours that, in this
neighbourhood, the Germans are leaving & we are to have some Russians. I
hope it is not true.
The soldiers we have had here since last March are really not too bad. We
certainly might have worse. If only they would all be going & the War
ended. What a day that would be for us all.
We are having fires now in the evening. I light it at five o'clock so as to
get a nice one by the time Arthur gets home to tea at six.
I had a reply from Mollie to our March monthly message this week. They were
all well then. Will has had a message from Cathie, & Tom has heard from
Anne. It is so nice to receive a message.
It looks as if we shall have another Christmas under War conditions. This
will be the fourth under the German Occupation.
We have been enjoying a nice run of Grapes & Melons, but they will soon be
done. Of course, we get a lot more now they can't send them away. We are
having a second crop of Tomatoes. It is the first time the Growers have
ventured on a second crop. They are very good. They are sold at 5d & 7d per
lb, but we are very glad to have them.
We have heard that the people over 60 years of age are coming back from
Germany, but it may only be a rumour.
Note: Cathie, b 11 Jan 1907, is Catherine L Sackett, d of Will Sackett &
his first w, Laura McKenna & is Lillie's niece.
Anne, b 25 Jan 1930, is d of Jim Alexandre & Ruth (nee Keyho) & is a great
niece to Lillie.
For those researching Reuben Sackett m. Mercy Finney; you might be interested
Reuben Sackett's (m. Mercy Finney) first born son, Samuel became a doctor. A
list of letters written by Ruben (Reuben), Samuel, Alexander (son of Samuel),
Aaron, Cyrus, Violet, and others follow.
18 Dec 1795 from Aaron to brother Samuel
29 Aug 1786 from Violitty (Violet) to brother Dr. Samuel
5 Sep 1792 from Reuben to ?
16 Aug 1797 from Aaron to brother Dr. Samuel
21 Oct 1797 from Aaron to brother Dr. Samuel
3 Jul 1799 from Samuel to Aaron
27 Jan 1806 from Cyrus to Samuel
3 May 1806 from ? to parents
19 Aug 1807 from Reuben to father Dr. Samuel
25 Mar 1810 from Alexander to father Dr. Samuel
23 Feb 1811 from Alexander to father Dr. Samuel
28 Jul 1811 from Eleazer Finney to friend Dr. Samuel
29 Jan 1812 from Gary V. Sackett (son of William) to Uncle
11 Aug 1814 from Alexander to father Dr. Samuel
8 Jan 1815 from D. F. Sackett to father Samuel
7 Jun 1815 from Samuel to son David
27 Oct 1822 from D. F. Sackett to father Samuel
11 Jul 1832 from Elizabeth Cauldwell to sister Priscilla Sackett
? from Isaac P. Cauldwell to cousin
? part of a letter
These letters are in the Yuma Territorial Prison Museum in Yuma, AZ, 85364.
I have photo copies that my sister made several years ago and these copies are
of a poor quality and I haven't gotten back to Yuma to see if better copies
can be made.
I think I already introduced Lydia & Douglas. Douglas, my father, was the
sweetest, nicest, most gentlemanly man you ever did meet. His mother,
Lydia, my grandmother, was an old bat! --- (Does this need translating??)
Congratulations to Patty on the birth of another Sackett -- I've told
Patty he's on my Sackett family tree already!!
October 5th 
We have this week gone back to summer time, so our Curfew is the same as
yours. We are having very mild weather just now, which is a good thing as
we have not any coal yet. They are beginning to distribute this week. We
are to have two hundredweight for two months, that is for we two. There is
to be no Coke or wood for us this winter, so we shall have to be very
careful. I only hope it will be a mild winter. We have had a few nice sunny
days with slight frost at night.
Lydia & Douglas came up last week & had tea with us. It was the first time
Lydia had been in this house & we have lived here over thirteen years. She
never would come with Alfred. She is failing a good bit & is very deaf
indeed. Douglas is a very good son. Lydia is fortunate to have him with
Will has been in this afternoon. He saw Tom Keyho during the week. He is
not too bright. He keeps losing weight & his cough bothers him a lot. I do
hope for his sake we shan't have a very cold winter.
We have not so many soldiers here now, 2,000 we are told. At one time, we
had 30,000. Most of the Foreigners are also gone away. That is why they are
using so many of our local men to work for them. They are now calling up
young men from 18 to 25. Some are afraid they may be sent away from the
We are on very short Milk rations now, 1 pint per day for the two of us. We
can't make many puddings out of that. Our Marrows come in very useful. I
cut them in small squares & put them in a covered Casserole & just cover
them with Lemon or Raspberry Cordial, which is made locally, & then bake
them. They taste very much like Pine Apple chunks. Also, I make Macaroni &
Apple pudding & put a little Cordial which sweetens it.
We have plenty of Marrows but no sugar to make jam. We have grown Sugar
Beet this year, that I put through the Mincer & cook in the Oven. It is
very useful for puddings & also in Cakes. It helps to sweeten them.
Today, we had a seasoning pudding made with Potatoes, Onions & Sage, &
baked. It is nice either cold or hot. I'm always trying to find something
new to make a little change to our Vegetable dinners. Apple & Marrow are
very good together & I often make a Roly Poly pudding without Suet, just a
little bit of butter with flour.
Chris, you're right, no one has been very active lately. So feeling guilty, I
remembered that there were Sacketts buried in our cemetery in Dexter,
Washtenaw Co., MI and my husband drove me down to Forest Lawn Cemetery to take
down names and dates. These are not my family of Sacketts and I don't know
who they belong to, but I'm sure someone is looking for them! Here goes:
Freeman Sackett Died March 16, 1868 age 56
Elenora wife of Freeman Sackett Died May 5, 1854 age 38 yr
Alice Sackett 1862-1908
Sherman Sackett 1866-1917
Ann Sackett 1875-1923
Daniel Sackett 1838-1897
Ann J, his wife 1841-1923
Ella Hollis, their dau. 1861-1894
Freeman J., their son 1869-1872
I hope these help someone. These Sacketts are in good company. Their graves
are next to President Millard Fillmore's brother's grave.
We now have over 100 members --- but nobody writes!! Nancy, Can you chivvy
(British English!) them up a bit? We all love to receive a message, so
let's all contribute. My no. 3 dog, Henry, is getting particularly
frustrated & is threatening all sorts of punishments!!
Thursday, Sept 9th 
It is just a month since I wrote to you. Time passes & I seem to be always
busy. Also, I've had a bad time with my stomach again. It left me very weak
& I used to get very tired indeed by mid-day. I'm feeling much better, but
there is still that tired, weak feeling at times.
We are still on our weekly ration of meat & our groceries are very meagre
indeed. We shall be very thankful when these lean days are past & over.
We have had several shocks of late. You will no doubt have heard that seven
people got away from the Island in a Motor Boat. Our punishment has been no
fish since. They have made it so difficult for the fishermen, who have had
to take out a new Licence, & they have to answer so many questions. They
must not have any relations in England & they must pay £5-0-0 for their new
Licences. It is impossible for most of them to get one & the result has
been that only two men are able to go out fishing & they have to give 40
per cent of their catch to the Germans. It is such a pity as a little fish
now & again made such a difference to our meals.
The Guns go off very frequently now at night time as the Planes pass over
on their way to France, etc.
We have not heard from Sidney & Flo yet, but we hear of them from their
friend, Tom Castle.
Our garden has done very well considering the unsettled weather we have had
this year. Our Apples were spoilt during a very heavy storm we had in May.
Most people suffered in the same way. We don't get much variety in our
lives, just the daily round. As much time as possible is spent in the
There is no pleasure in going out for walks, etc. Everything is so spoilt
by our Visitors. I wonder if we shall ever see things put right. So many of
the Homesteads have been ruined. Some have altogether vanished. So far, we
have been fortunate. They have not even put any barbed wire, as they have
in most of the places they occupy. They are taking down such a lot of their
own Telephone Wires. We almost dare to hope it is a good sign.
Those who come here are very decent on the whole. Occasionally, they bring
me a little soup & potatoes in their jackets, which I'm very glad to have.
Their soup is really very good & it helps with our vegetable dinners. We
shall soon be finished with Tomatoes. We shall miss them, but the Beans
will now be coming in & they will take their place. It is really amusing
how we seem to be always thinking about our meals. It is so very difficult
to make them interesting & tasty, with so little to do them with.
Arthur is very busy at the Mill, with the people bringing in their
gleanings to be ground into flour. Will has grown a lot of Maize, which he
hopes to have made into flour. It makes a very nice porridge indeed.
August 8th 
We are having very strange weather just now, very stormy & cold at times
but when the sun does get out it is very warm. We had a fine day for the
holiday last week. We went to the "Forest" in the afternoon & had tea with
our friends, Mr. & Miss Alles. Their mother passed away just a month ago.
She was such a dear old lady.
After tea, they took us for a walk along the cliffs overlooking "Petit Bôt
Bay". We did enjoy it. It was the first time we had been for such a walk
since the Occupation.
You will have heard on the B.B.C. talk about our rationing. Since then, a
German General has been here & has looked into the matter & he has decided
that we are to go back to our former bread ration, which is 4½ lbs per
week. For the last two months we have had only 3½ lbs per week. It makes
all the difference to our meals.
We are still on a bi-weekly ration of meat. This week for the two of us it
cost 2/1, but it is better than none at all. We shall be so glad when we
can have a little more variety. It is just Sugar, Salt, Flour, or Macaroni,
Butter & Cooking Fat, and so little of each, & once a fortnight we get a
little Coffee. The monotony of it is so very trying.
There have been no messages of late. We are hoping soon to have some more.
We are glad to hear that things are moving a little. When the General was
here, he decided there were too many soldiers, so quite a lot have gone
away, but we don't get any more food. They keep a lot of pigs & want a lot
of milk for them, so we have short rations.
Such a lot of farmers find their cows have been milked when they go to them
in the morning. Others are having their crops stolen &, as for Rabbits,
they are stealing them every week. So many people keep them now to try &
get a little extra food. It is very hard to have them stolen just when they
are ready to eat.
I saw Tom Keyho on Friday. He is not looking at all well. His breathing is
very bad & he is losing weight every week. His Dr. is very upset about him.
Of course, there are no strengthening foods for him to have, & so little
milk. No one can now get full cream milk except those in Hospital.
Arthur is looking very well indeed. He is now weighing 9 stone. He went
down to 7 stone two years ago. Of late, their staff have been allowed an
extra flour ration &, of course, that makes all the difference. He is
eating more vegetables than he did, in fact he will now eat anything he can
get. This summer, he has spent more time in the garden which has done him
Will is working very hard. He has got his garden in very good condition
now. It was in a mess when he took it on. It has meant a hard grind. He is
still alone. We have not seen young Arthur since he went off & Gladys is
still in Hospital.
Sunday July 18th 
I've had rather a bad time of late, but am now feeling much better. It is
difficult to pick up again after a bit of sickness as we have no nourishing
& tempting food stuffs at all, simply the bare bread & butter & vegetables.
Our meat ration is now bi-weekly & not a very nourishing kind either & now
our Milk ration is being cut down & that is a great loss, but it is very
wonderful how one gets used to doing without.
Next week, our flour ration will cease & we shall have Macaroni instead,
which of course is very good but not so useful as the Flour. Our potato
crop is very good & there is promise of a good crop of Beans, which is very
essential as I use them to make paste to put on our bread, which helps out
I saved up our Sugar for several weeks & have been able to make just a
dozen 1 lb pots of Jam, but the sugar we get is not the best & so the Jam
won't keep, but we can use it on our bread & so again help out the butter.
Will brought me a sample today of some he had made. It was alright but we
have so little sugar, but it lasts a little & makes a change on our bread.
Will has not heard any more of Arthur. We don't know whether he is here or
I have seen some more letters from Sid & Flo. They are getting on alright &
seem to have plenty of food. I'm very glad for they have not the home
comforts we have.
I must tell you of a trying experience we had a fortnight ago next Tuesday.
The Officers of this district had a supper in our "Sitting Room", which of
course is theirs now. There were 18 of them. All went well until 10 p.m.
when they began to sing & be merry & went on getting more than merry & did
not finish until 4 a.m. next day. It was a terrible time. I was in the
bedroom above. The din was simply awful. The front door was continually
slamming as they went in & out. Arthur did not go to bed until they had
gone. About 5.30 a.m. we were disturbed by someone stumbling upstairs. It
was one of them who had evidently been left behind. He had awakened & did
not know where he was.
They came back again at 6 a.m. to clear up the mess they had made as they
did not want me to see it, but if you could see the floor, it is in a mess.
They had a general smash during the evening & had evidently broken some
glasses etc. I had to get out of bed three times to put out the light on
the landing, which they had put on when lighting up the passage below &
once I looked over the stairs & saw a soldier. He was drunk & had fallen
asleep on the stairs.
I would not like to keep a "Public House". We have still the smell in that
room, altho I open up every day as soon as I get down & leave all open
until I go to bed. They had parties all over the Island that week,
celebrating their three years of Occupation of the Island.
The desolations they have made are really very appalling. Everywhere there
are walls broken down & fields ruined. Opposite to us they had made a
riding field of one & just recently they have built a lot of stables & have
now about 20 Horses stabled there. That is not enough for them. They have
taken a lovely field at the end of our garden & have made it into a riding
field. They have deprived the people who rented it of their "Hay Crop" as
they have played football in it all the winter, also for putting their
horse out to grass. One has no redress, only just put up with it.
They have ruined & knocked down such a lot of property, so many poor folk
have lost their all. The stories we could tell you would weary you. We are
simply longing for it to be at an end.
We have had three messages from Mollie during the past fortnight. We are
glad for their sakes that they went away & as we have so far been able to
save their furniture they will be able to have it when they come back
again. So many folk will have nothing to come back to. Tom's
brother-in-law, Mr W.H. Marquis, will be one of them. His house has been
completely emptied by them & their daughter's furniture as well. It will be
a great shock to them when they come back.
It is over a twelve month since they took away our "Radio". It would be
nice to have it again, but the news gets about. Some folk have managed to
keep their sets, but it is very risky as they get severely punished when
Here is the next Lillie letter.
Sunday, June 27th, 
I have been very busy in the garden. Also have tried to do a bit of Spring
Cleaning. It is rather difficult without soap, but the rooms are freshened
& we know they are cleaner.
I told you Young Arthur was with Will. On the second Sunday, he took a Girl
up to have tea & they had a nice time. After Will got home from Service,
Arthur arrived home quite early for him. He told Will he had received a
message through a friend that he had to return to Alderney the next day,
having to report at Headquarters at 10 a.m. He packed up all his
belongings & Will gave him the best lunch he could spare for him to have on
On Tuesday afternoon, I was told that someone had seen him at St Sampsons &
Will, when he went to get his bread ration, was told that Arthur had been
transferred to St Sampsons. Since then, he has been seen by several people,
but neither Will nor we have heard or seen anything of him. It is most
perplexing to know what he is doing. He evidently has not gone back to
Alderney. He told Will some awful lies about himself. What a trial he is,
to be sure.
We went four weeks without a meat ration. Then we had one, & then again one
without, & again this week we have some meat, but I am not able to eat any
as I have had an attack of Diarrhoea, which has made me feel very weak
It is a lovely day, but there is a cold "East Wind". I have not been able
to go out today.
We have had several "Air Raids" of late. We are getting used to them.
I saw three letters from Sidney & Flo last week. Tom Castle sent them up
for us to read. They are getting on fairly well. Sidney finds it very slow.
They are having very hot weather now. I think we are all feeling very tired
of these days. What a great relief it will be when we can have normal times
Here's the next Lillie letter.
Sunday, June 6th 1943
We are having brighter weather with showers in between, but it still keeps
very cold. Nothing grows as it should do. We keep hoping it will get warmer
& give us a better chance to keep well.
Will has been in. He is well again after having a bad cold. Arthur is still
here. He is helping Will in the garden, which is a very large one & was in
such a poor condition when Will took it in hand. However, it is looking
very different now to what it did. He has had quite a lot of strawberries.
We dug our bed up this year to put in more Potatoes, which are really more
essential nowadays. Will has such a lot of ground he can spare room for
them. He has given us some Loganberries & they are promising well. Our
potatoes are not yet ready to dig, so we are still drawing our weekly
We have had another meatless week. Young Arthur got me three Spider Crabs,
so they filled in the gap very nicely. Today, we had Potatoes &
Cauliflowers with a little gravy, but for a treat we had a Rhubarb tart,
the first this year.
I had a message from Ruth last week, which she had sent off in January. Tom
received one as well. It is so nice to hear from anyone. It will soon be
three years since they all left us.
We have not heard from Sidney & Flo but have seen letters sent to their
friend Tom Castle. They write very cheerfully, but of course are very
restricted. Sid works a few hours each day in the Red Cross depot. What a
blessing that is to them. They receive a parcel each week & get quite a
variety of food which they could not get here. I'm very glad for their
The information you have transcribed for us about Dane Court and Sackett's
Hill has been really interesting--good to hear the English Sacketts managed to
do okay after Simon and John (have we all decided he did exist!) left the "Old
Country." Thanks so much for your efforts in transcribing.
Patty Sackett Chrisman