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Philip Livingston wrote from New York, NY, to John Rutherfurd, addressed to Philadelphia, PA. He had heard via his sisters Sarah Ricketts and Susan Kean, that George Van Brugh Brown, a Captain in the British Army had arrived in Philadelphia from Jamaica. He had left his regiment in North Carolina and traveled north alone and most likely did not know anyone in the city. Philip referred to George as his cousin, but he is in fact the son of Philip's sister Mary. He asked John if he could introduce him to the British Charge des affairs, Mr. Bond. Philip's wife, Cornelia Livingston, made the same request of her sister's husband, Colonel Reade.
Philip Peter Livingston (1740-1810)
New York, NY
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
Livingston, Philip P.. Philip Livingston to John Rutherford, March 8, 1796. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1790s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1790s/163
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