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George Van Brugh Brown wrote from Holmes, Kilmarnock, Scotland to Susan Kean, his aunt, mistakenly addressed to Elizabethtown, NY instead of Elizabethtown, NJ. He was glad to hear from Susan that she and Peter were well, saying they gave him and Elizabeth, his wife, much joy. He said that he looked forward to receiving another letter from Peter. He asked about multiple family members and asked Susan to send his best. His wife had been ill recently and that prevented him from writing. He wrote about his career in the army, the rising taxes, and his desire to own land in the country.
People Included: Maria Ricketts,Philip Livingston, Cornelia Livingston, Mary L., and Betsey Bayard.
Places Included: Abyssnia Estate, Elizabethtown, NJ
George Van Brugh Brown (b. 1775)
Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston, and later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)
Holmes, Kilmarnock, North Britain
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Brown, George V.. George Van Brugh Brown to Susan Kean, December 2, 1797. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/160
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