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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 Brown, had given birth to a little girl also named Elizabeth. George wrote that the next daughter should be named Mary after his mother. He mentioned having hear from Betsy Bayard that Susan was not in Elizabeth Town. He thought it best that Peter in the winter still exercise as much as the distance between Sarah Ricketts's house and town. He wanted to come visit everyone in America with his family but said he could not until "something or other is done in Europe", most likely referring to the on going Napoleonic Wars.


George Van Brugh Brown (b.1775)


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, March 26, 1798

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