1735 - 1757 (22 years)
||Sackett, Joseph |
||18 Apr 1735
||1 Dec 1757
||Crompond, Westchester, New York, USA
||Presbyterian Ground, Yorktown, Westchester, New York, USA
||Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist
||12 Mar 2010 |
- Joseph Sackett, 1735-1757, of Hanover, New Haven County, Conn., was married in 1756 to Eliza Strang, daughter of Daniel Strang, of Westchester County, N. Y. Mr. Sackett, several months previous to marriage to Miss Strang, engaged in business, opening a general store at Hanover. A business letter written by him to his brother Nathaniel in New York City, contains so much of interest to the student of American History who would compare the business methods of that period with those of to-day, that it is given herewith intact.
Hanover June 7, 1757.
To Nathaniel Sackett at New York.
Dear Brother:- The boat not going off as soon as I expected, I have taken some more butter, which I send with the other to you with a staff I have made for you. I believe if I had a dozen pair of spectacles they would sell pretty soon. The rum goes off briskly. The two pieces of forest cloth, the shallows, and especially the two dozen worsted caps seem to stick a hand slowly. I shall be glad if you will inform me what the skins I sent you fetch apiece, and also how much I may allow for mink skins, if you can inform yourself handily, and also whether I may take sewing thread and at what price, and you will oblige.
Your affectionate brother
P. S. - The butter I send was all in one large butter tub, two small tubs and a pail, all good fresh butter excepting that in the great tub, which is middling. I must get you to keep a memorandum of what the butter fetches or comes to. I must beg one more favor of you and that is that you will send a pair of mens glasses to me by the bearer that will about suit yourself, which a certain person desires me to send for.
I am in haste your affectionate brother
In less than a year after date of this well preserved old letter, the young merchant was called hence. In 1893, (5009) C. H. Clark, Esq., while wandering among the graves of his kinsmen in the old burial ground adjacent to the Presbyterian Church at Crompond, Westchester County, N. Y., tarried long enough in front of one of the ancient tombstones to decipher this almost obliterated inscription:
Here lies the body of Joseph Sackett,
Born Apr. 18, 1735,
and departed this life Dec. __, 1757.
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Joseph Sackett; Apr.18, 1735-Dec.1, 1757