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Catalog Number 2016.02.0061
Object Name Letter
Date 1820
Title 1820 June 30 Mason Brown to Samuel Brown
Scope & Content Letter from Mason Brown (Yale) to Samuel Brown (Philadelphia, PA). Mason asks Samuel for his current location so he may send a box to him intended for Kentucky. He also asks for a promised check from Uncle [Uncle James Brown perhaps] and remarks upon his sprained thumb, explaining that writing is difficult.

[Transcription]

Yale, June 30th, 1820

Dear Uncle,

I have this moment received your letter of the 28 Inst & am glad to hear of your safe arrival in Philadelphia. I write at present merely to request you to make arrangements for forwarding a box to Kentucky which I shall send to Phila in 8 or ten days. Be so kind as to write immediately how it will be necessary for me to direct it. I intended to write to uncle James this week, but must defer his letter and close yours since I have sprained my thumb severely and it is painful for me to write-

Affectionately Yours
Mason Brown

P.S.I should be very glad if Uncle could forward me the promised draft soon since the [illegible] have found out that I am about to depart and are continually pestering me with their bills-Remember me affectionately to Uncle & Aunt-
Farewell-

Excuse bad writing since I can scarcely hold my pen- I shall be in Phila about the 26 July- Will I see you?

[Address Block]
Doctor Samuel Brown
Philadelphia,
Penn
Mail-

[Postmark]
New Haven. CT.
June 30
People Mason Brown
Samuel Brown
Search Terms Yale University
Philadelphia, PA
New Haven, CT