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Fla. brothers break trans-ocean record

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Two Florida brothers set a record for a trans-Atlantic journey in a 21-foot fishing boat, the smallest powerboat to make the trip, they reported on their blog.

Man free despite attempting to poison wife

PRESTON, England, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A British court gave a 69-year-old man a suspended sentence despite his guilty plea to charges he attempted to poison his wife, court officials said.

Economy pushes drug costs out of reach

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., June 4 (UPI) -- Many Americans say they cannot afford critical prescription drugs, even with government help, low-cost generics and chain-store discounting.

Hearing ordered on royal family will

LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A British court ruled Friday the self-proclaimed illegitimate son of Princess Margaret could argue to have a look at her will, the Daily Telegraph said.
Queen arranged deal on royal wills

Queen arranged deal on royal wills

LONDON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II of Britain made a secret deal to have the wills of her mother and sister sealed, according to testimony before an Appeals Court.

North American researchers eye ALS vaccine

MONTREAL, Ontario, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Researchers from U.S. and Canadian universities said they are working on a vaccine for treating the degenerative condition known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Royal pretender called delusional

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- A British judge called an accountant's claim to be the illegitimate son of Princess Margaret and Group Capt. Peter Townsend "an insane delusion."

Royals in court against 'secret son'

LONDON, March 27 (UPI) -- Lawyers for the British royal family went to court to block the effort of a man who says he's Princess Margaret's illegitimate son to see her will.

Colo. immigrant groups plan boycott

DENVER, March 25 (UPI) -- Immigrant advocates in Colorado are organizing a one-week spending boycott to demonstrate what a major part immigrants play in the economy.

Man charged with 1984 killing in Germany

BALTIMORE, March 9 (UPI) -- A Maryland man has been charged with raping and killing a young nursing student in Germany in 1984.

Court may decide man's royal legitimacy

LONDON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A British court may likely prove the decisive judge of whether accountant Robert Brown is indeed the illegitimate son of Princess Margaret.

Drug turns patients into gambling addicts

GLASGOW, Scotland, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Scottish researchers have found that drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease appear to turn some patients into gambling addicts. A survey of patients in western Scotland found that about 10 percent of those taking dopamine had become problem gamblers, The

Bill to make churches open books defeated

BOSTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A bill that would have required religious organizations to file annual financial reports was buried by the Massachusetts House amid intensive lobbying.

Many kids never hear King speech

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A copyright on audio tapes of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech means many students never get to hear it.

Study: Burn corn stalks, fertilize soil

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Iowa State University scientists say partially burning corn stalks, husks and cobs left in fields may help improve soil fertility.
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Robert Brown (December 25, 1744 – February 26, 1823) was a United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Born in Weaversville, Pennsylvania, he attended the common schools and was apprenticed to the blacksmith trade. At the beginning of the American Revolutionary War he was commissioned first lieutenant in the Pennsylvania "Flying Camp" on September 10, 1776; he was captured at the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776, and worked at the blacksmith trade while a prisoner. He was later put aboard the prison ship Judith and was subsequently imprisoned in New York City's Old City Hall. He was paroled on board ship December 10, 1777.

Brown was a member of the Pennsylvania Senate from 1783 to 1787, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Sitgreaves. He was reelected to the Sixth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from December 4, 1798 to March 3, 1815. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1814, and retired from public life and lived on his farm. In 1823 he died near Weaversville; interment was in East Allen Presbyterian Churchyard.

1798-1799 alongside: John Chapman 1799-1801 alongside: Peter G. Muhlenberg 1801-1803 alongside: Isaac Van Horne

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