John Brown Letter to James Brown
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One letter from John Brown of Philadelphia to his brother, James Brown. The letter concerns life in the military. Brown describes the conduct of Benjamin Logan, Colonel of the Kentucky County, Virginia militia, the sale of Brown's property on Potts Creek in Virginia, and the possible resignation of General Arthur St. Clair from the army.
- Creation: 1792 March 29
- Brown, John, 1757-1837 (Person)
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John Brown was born in Stauton, Virginia in 1757 and attended Princeton College until 1778, when he was forced to leave as a result of the invasion by the British Army. From 1778-1780, Brown studied natural sciences at the College of William and Mary under Bishop James Madison and law under George Wythe. He was a member of the Continental Congress from 1787-1789, elected to the United States Congress, and served as a senator representing Kentucky. Brown died in 1837 in Frankfurt, Kentucky.
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This letter was received by Special Collections some time prior to 2007.
Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in April 2015.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English