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Catalog Number 2015.02.0028
Object Name Letter
Date 1824
Title 1824 January 22 John Brown to Samuel Brown
Scope & Content Letter from John Brown (Frankfort, KY) to Samuel Brown (Lexington, KY). John discusses Samuel's son, James' upcoming "adventure," Margaretta's condition after a fall, updates on relatives and Frankfort and Lexington news.

[Transcription]

Frankfort 22nd Jany 1824

Dear Brother

Inclosed [sic] you have three lottery tickets left with me last Spring & to which I presume you refer in your note of Tuesday last. Give my love to James & apprise him of my best wishes for his success in this adventure. Should he draw the highest prize tell him he must not for get the Patriots of Greece.

Margaretta is reviving slowly from the effects of her fall. She shall suffer considerable pain in the right hip & cannot bear her weight upon that limb or walk a step. But her general health is even better than before the accident took place. Her long confinement has kept me much at home, but I enjoy a good health and have felt no return of my last Winters complaints. A visit from you & James would have aforded [sic] me great relief from ennui but however much desired I now despair of having that pleasure before your course of duties is closed. Our town has been rather dull since the Legislature adjourned & would have been still more so, but for some private parties & three or four weddings. Your acquaintance Miss M Fenwick was lately married to Mr Todd of Gallatin was much to her own satisfaction & allso [sic] the approbation of her friends.

I have had no letter from James Brown since his appt. was confirmed by the Senate. I presume hes now under way & shall experience much solicitude untill [sic] assured of his safe arrival as a voyage in winter is ever attended with danger.

I was much pleased to find that the solvant [sic] & independent Citizens of Lexington had complimented Wickliff and Flournoy with a publick dinner & some stiff toasts. Their services in the Legislature were highly important & entitle them to the gratitude of every friend to his country.

Let me hear from you eventually & let me know how you are going on & what are your plans for next summer.

Accept for yourself & James of our united good wishes and best regards.

Affy [Affectionately] Yours,

J Brown

[Address Block]
Doctor Samuel Brown
Dr. Reybourn
Lexington, KY
People John Brown
Samuel Brown
James Percy Brown
Margaretta Mason Brown
Search Terms Accidents
Lottery
Weddings
Gallatin County