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Catalog Number 2015.02.0038
Object Name Letter
Date 1819
Title 1819 Feb 16 Mason Brown to Samuel Brown
Scope & Content Letter from Mason Brown (New Haven, CT) to Samuel Brown (Philadelphia, PA). Mason writes to inquire about Samuel's son James. He is worried about James' indisposition.


Yale College Feb 16th 1819

Dear Uncle,

A letter that I have just received from Orlando has placed me under painful solicitude relative to the health of my interesting little cousin James. From Orlando's letter I fear that his indisposition has been dangerous, and from your silence, that it continues so. Do then my Dr. Uncle write to me immediately and free me from my present suspense, which I assure you is painful. My best love to cousins and my respects to your friend Mrs. Phillips.

Your affect nephew
M. Brown

P.S. Excuse this short scrawl, as it was written only for information relative to my cousin. I continue to enjoy good health. MB

[Address Block]

Doctor Saml Brown
Philadelphia, Pen.

New Haven
Feb 16

[There are some scribbles and numbers on the envelope]
People Mason Brown
Samuel Brown
James Percy Brown