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Harwood, Jacob (fl. 1686-1695) Account of Robert Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00150 Author/Creator: Harwood, Jacob (fl. 1686-1695) Place Written: London, [England] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1687/11-1688/04 Pagination: 4 p. 29.5 x 19.5 cm

Summary of Content: An account of the debts accrued in shipping beaver, otter, and bear pelts from New York to London in November 1687 and April 1688. Docketed on verso.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FinanceDebtWildlifeFur TradeGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCommerceMerchants and TradeGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyTransportation

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