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George van Brugh Brown wrote from Fort George to Susan U. Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Brown informed Susan that it had been a while since he heard from her and asked if she would have Peter write to him. Discussed his family’s health. His young son, John was inoculated against the Cowpox. His regiment was in charge of 20 Irish state prisoners who had been confined since the rebellion broke out. The prisoners anticipated being liberated soon in consequence of the Union. Two of the prisoners were brothers from the O’Conner family. They were the most conspicuous among the prisoners and both men of property in Ireland. The eldest O’Connor was married and his wife and children were with him in prison. Had Susan knew of half of the wife’s sufferings, she would weep for her. Her daughter made the bed, cleaned the room, lit the fire, and everything else. Brown claimed that she told him things that would make Susan’s hair stand on end, but she was always pleasant. Requested Susan write him a long letter and provide details on Peter and his plans for his future.
George van Brugh Brown
Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, formerly Susan Livingston and Susan Kean (1759-1833)
Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2
van Brugh Brown, George. George van Brugh Brown to Susan U. Niemcewicz, December 21,1800. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1800s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1800s/143
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