Mary Brown to Susan and Elizabeth Livingston, January 3, 1778
Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)
Mary Livingston Brown wrote with her husband, John Brown, likely from Greesbanks, near Kilmarnock, North Britain, to her sisters, Susan and Bess [Elizabeth] Livingston and Mrs. L. Mary shared her faith in God. John thanked Susan for a New Years' gift. Son William stayed with his grandmother, daughter Mary [Margaret] remained with John and Mary. Mary continued the letter. B. intended marriage but Mary was cryptic about whether it will happen. Notable quote: "The strongest efforts are making here by all ranks to muster up a large number of Scotch Boys, to make a grand push, which they think will decide in their favor; it appears to me to be the last Croak of a dying Swan." People included: Mc Coomb's Uncle, L.C., A.B., Susy R., a Lady at Glasgow (a sister of Mr. Rutherfurd), Mr. Randal, Daughter Dowager of Eglintow, Kennedy.