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George Van Brugh Brown wrote from Holmes, Kilmarnock, North Britain to Susan Kean, his aunt, addressed to Elizabeth Town, NJ. His wife, Elizabeth, had recently had a baby girl also named Elizabeth. He wrote that both mother and child were well, but the baby had begun to have toothaches and was waking up in the night. He wrote that his American friends were the worst correspondents he had often going months without letters from them. He asked for Peter Kean, Susan's son to write him soon. He would be entering the Scotch Militia, but he did not expect them to leave the country this summer. He asked about Philip Livingston and if Betsey or Nancy Bayard were married yet.


George Van Brugh Brown


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

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Holmes, Kilmarnock, North Britain


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

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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George Van Brugh Brown to Susan Kean, May 30, 1798


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