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John wrote from Greesbanks, near Kilmarnock, North Britain, to his father-in-law Peter Van Brugh Livingston, addressed to Baskinridge [Basking Ridge, NJ]. John is mourning the death of his wife (and Peter's daughter), Mary (nickname Molly) Livingston and the loss of a mother for their children: Margaret [possibly called Mary Frances], William, and George Van Brugh Brown. He enclosed a letter (not present) from people who knew Mary and wrote kind things about her.
Peter Van Brugh Livingston (1710-1792)
Greesbanks, near Kilmarnock, Scotland
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 1
Brown, John. John Brown to Peter Van Brugh Livingston, April 4, 1780. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1780s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1780s/34
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