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John, in Greesbank, near Kilmarnock, New Brunswick, Canada, wrote to his sister-in-law Susan, no address but likely in Basking Ridge, NJ. He acknowledged a letter addressed from Susan to her sister, his wife, Mary (nickname Molly) Livingston, recently deceased. Molly sent silk to Susan and her sisters before her death. Names included: Mr. Reed, Lady Mary Watts, [Peter Van] Brugh Livingston, Philip Livingston, Lord and Lady Dumfries, his children Mary, Frances, and George Van Brugh, and Susan's sister "Betsy." Notable quote: "...all hope that a reconstruction between Brittain and the Collonys [Colonies] may soon take place."

Author/Creator

John Brown

Recipient

Susan Livingston, later Susan Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)

Creation Date

8-5-1780

Document Type

Manuscript

Location

Greesbanks, near kilmarnock, New Brunswick, Canada

Collection

The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1739-1847. The bulk of the collection is related to Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz (1759-1833). The Livingston and Kean families frequently corresponded and held accounts with other prominent colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabeth-Town, Philadelphia, New York City, upstate New York, England, France, and Poland. A small portion of the collection includes correspondence with early Virginia families, unrelated to the Livingston and Kean families.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2

Rights

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 lzimmerm@kean.edu.

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

John Brown to Susan Livingston, August 5, 1780

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