|Title||1825 Feb 15 Mason Brown to Samuel Brown|
|Scope & Content||
Letter from Mason Brown (Maysville, KY) to Samuel Brown (Lexington, KY). Mason apologizes to Samuel for being angry and hopes to renew their correspondence. Mason also comments on a fight between Jeptha Dudley and Preston Brown (?) and comments on polticial activities in his county.
Maysville Ky 15 Febr 1825
My Dear Uncle,
Let us revive our old correspondence. Or rather let me assure you that a kind Uncle possesses a nephew who fondly remembers every mark of affection bestowed, & is conscious they were dictated by a heart replete with the warmest charities - a heart that may sometimes be deceived, but which can never be the residence of unkind motive. My few momentary puffs of anger and resentment must be forgotten by you - nothing but your worth is remembered by myself.
It is astonishing how individual battles make a component part of the great political contest of Kentucky. The affray between doctor Brown & Dudley has reached us in every variety of dress & Ornament & we have had Jeptha wounded - dead - revived - a sickness - death & resurrection. I have suffered great uneasiness from the various reports, but am at present relieved by the recovery of Jeptha, & the complete justification of Uncle in the remarks of all who speak on the subject-
This country is completely convulsed. Never has there been such excitement, never was there known such a rapid concentration of strength against any measure. The present court must sink in the contest -its advocate in this county quail beneath the public indignation & it must go down. No patriotic tears will be shed upon its grave - I will see you in Lexington on the 1st March at which time your labours will cease & mine will commence- Until then farewell-
Yours with Esteem
Dr Saml Brown
P.S. I sent some cloth to Kane the tailor & am ignorant whether he has made me a suit. Negligence on his part would place me in an awkward situation. Will you be so kind as you pass by to call in & see that he attends to the same-
Samuel Brown M.D.
Preston W. Brown