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John, in Greesbank, near Kilmarnock, North Britain, 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."
Susan Livingston, later Susan Kean and Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Brown, John. John Brown to Susan Livingston, August 5, 1780. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/2
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