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Catalog Number 2016.02.0065
Object Name Letter
Date 1825
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.

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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
Mason Brown

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-

Yours M-B---


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Samuel Brown M.D.
Lexington
Kentucky.

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Maysve
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People Mason Brown
Samuel Brown
Jeptha Dudley
Preston W. Brown
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Lexington, KY
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