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Catalog Number 2015.02.0029
Object Name Letter
Date 1846
Title 1846 Dec 29 Henry Clay to Mason Brown
Scope & Content Letter from Henry Clay (New Orleans, LA) to Mason Brown (Frankfort, KY) concerning the sale of the estates of Mr. and Mrs Brown (presumably James and Nancy Brown). James Brown was the brother of John Brown and uncle to Mason. James lived in New Orleans and was the first U.S. Senator from Louisiana. James was married to Ann "Nancy" Hart, Lucretia Clay's sister. James died in 1835 and Nancy died in 1830. It is unclear as to why the land was being sold 11 years after James' death.


N. Orleans 29th Dec. 1846

My dear Sir
A judicial sale is to be made of the House and lot in this city belonging to the Estates of Mr. and Mrs. Brown on the 23rd prox [illegible]. I believe that I informed you that such a sale would be ordered, in consequence of the difficulty of getting all the persons, interested in the property to [illegible] in conveying the requisite authority to make the sale. I know not what it will command. Mr. Preston thinks the time of sale better than at any previous period of the year. I have no intention of purchasing, but I thought you might like to know of the intended sale.
Your friend and obe [obedient] servant
H. Clay

The Honorable Mason Brown
P.S. I have not the advertisement
of the day of sale at hand but it
is the 22. 23 or 24th of Jany I think.
People Henry Clay
Mason Brown
James Brown
Ann Hart (Nancy) Brown
Preston W. Brown
Search Terms Estate of James and Nancy Brown
Real Estate
New Orleans, LA