Hull, John (fl. 1678) to Robert Livingston re: request for payment of debts
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00021 Author/Creator: Hull, John (fl. 1678) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1678/01/30 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 23.5 x 17.8 cm
Hull requests that Livingston honor his debts. Docketed on address leaf.
Notes: A request from one of the numerous creditors of Robert Livingston. Letter is quoted in Clare Brandt's An American Aristocracy - The Livingstons on page 20. According to Brandt, Livingston was employed by three men who did not pay Robert his salary promptly, and as such was constantly in debt to creditors such as "John Hull, whose original loan Robert had never repaid. Hull tried everything, including emotional blackmail. . . but blackmail, emotional or otherwise, never worked." (p. 20-21)
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