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John Brown wrote from Greesbanks, near Kilmarnoch, North Britain, to Susan Livingston, his sister-in-law, addressed to Basking Ridge, NJ. He wrote that he hoped that soon the "unhappy disturbances", meaning the Revolutionary War, would soon be settled so he could more easily correspond with his family in America. He visited his daughter Mary Frances at school in Edinburgh, while he was there she came down with the measles. He said that she and his son, George Van Brugh Livingston, often talk about their family in New Jersey. He mentioned some silk and lace that his late wife, Mary Livingston, sent Susan and their sister, Eliza Livingston, via Peter Reid and Mr. R. Watts. He also inquired why his father-in-law, Peter Van Brugh Livingston never wrote to him.


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

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Greesbanks near Kilmarnock, Scotland


Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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John Brown to Susan Livingston, February 24, 1782


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