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Livingston, Robert, 1708-1790 to his son [possibly his son-in-law, James Duane]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02537.01 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert, 1708-1790 Place Written: Livingston Manor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 December 1778 Pagination: 1 p. ; 31.5 x 20 cm. Order a Copy

Discusses a snow storm that may work to the American troops' advantage as the roads are impassable. Mentions a food shortage and the rising costs of provisions. Assures the recipient that his family, under Livingston's care, is healthy. Asks about the developments in Congress and whether any news has arrived from France, England, or Spain. Wonders whether the British will allow the war to continue for another year. Encloses a letter for recipient's brother Robert (not included) and wishes him a happy holiday.

Livingston, Robert, 1708-1790
Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813

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