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Livingston, Robert (1708-1790) to James Duane

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02537.02 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1708-1790) Place Written: Livingston Manor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 April 1779 Pagination: 2 p. ; 23 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to his son-in-law about the state and activities of his iron works, where they were producing pig iron for Colonel Hay, Colonel Lewis, and General Schuyler. Mentions an upcoming meeting with the Governor of New York, in which he will let him know that "in case of no assistance no blame shall fall on me this is doing all what in reason can be Expected of me by my Country, at this critical moment." Also mentions inflation and the price of foodstuffs.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1708-1790
Duane, James, 1733-1797

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: IndustryRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesAmerican StatesmenPatriotismFinanceDiet and nutritionEconomicsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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