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Livingston, William (1723-1790) [Signed receipt from William Livingston to Elias Dayton]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00307.08 Author/Creator: Livingston, William (1723-1790) Place Written: Elizabethtown, New Jersey Type: Autograph document signed Date: 8 April 1775 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 13.2 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Receipt written by Livingston, the future Governor of New Jersey. Countersigned by Dayton as a merchant in New Jersey and future general in Revolutionary War. Dayton was to join the Committee of Safety in New Jersey in December 1774 and Livingston was on the local committee of correspondence. Dayton was paying taxes to Livingston of over 4 pounds from 23 September 1774 to November 1774. Dayton's signed note says he received the above of William Livingston on 8 April 1775. Place written inferred from the location of Livingston's home in New Jersey. Accompanied by a second, partial receipt from 1 June 1780. The name of "David Leavett" is on the partial receipt. Also several unidentifiable fragments in an envelope. One of the fragments has the name "Borden" on it.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Dayton, Elias

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Taxes or TaxationGovernment and CivicsFinanceEconomics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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