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Wolley, Charles (fl. 1679) to Robert Livingston re: overtures of amiability

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00036 Author/Creator: Wolley, Charles (fl. 1679) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1679/03/22 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 31.3 x 19.6 cm

Summary of Content: Wolley informs Livingston that there is no news in town noteworthy of his attention, and invites Livingston to correspond with him more regularly. In a postscript he expresses his desire to visit Albany, but explains that he may not be able to due to smallpox. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: EpidemicDiseaseMedical HistoryFriendshipHealth and MedicalSmallpoxTravel

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