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George Brown wrote from Greenan near Ayr, Scotland to Susan U. Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Brown sat down with great pleasure to pen a letter to his aunt, Susan. He received her favor of the 2nd of November and was happy to hear of her welfare and happiness. Hoped she would visit Europe and spend time in Scotland with him and his family. Heard the Livingstons left Scotland, which Brown considered to be an additional inducement to Susan as the Livingstons used to be “so clanish.” Thanked her for procuring work for William Read and hoped he would be thankful for it. William was an excellent servant and Brown would have been sorry had he lost that character. Sorry that he did not visit with Julian Niemcewicz much while he was in London and Paris. Asked about Mr. Otto returning to America. Raised concerns over the Louisiana Purchase but admitted he did not profess to understand politics.

People mentioned: Mrs. Houston, Peter Kean, William Read [servant], and Julian Niemcewicz.


George Brown


Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, formerly Susan Livingston and Susan Kean (1759-1833)

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Greenan near Ayr, Scotland


Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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George Brown to Susan Niemcewicz, March 10, 1803


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