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Van Dyck, Arent Account of Robert Livingston [in Dutch and English]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00105 Author/Creator: Van Dyck, Arent Place Written: Barbados Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1683/10/22 Pagination: 2p. + docket 15.5 x 39.5 cm

Summary of Content: The goods being transacted probably originate from Barbados, including flour. Also signed by Robert Stanford.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FinanceMerchants and TradeCommerceDiet and nutritionCaribbean

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