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George Van Brugh Brown wrote from Holmes, Kilmarnock, North Britain, to Susan Kean, his aunt, mistakenly addressed to Elizabeth Town, NY instead of Elizabeth Town, 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, Elizabeth Town, NJ


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, December 2, 1797


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