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Cochrane, Hugh (fl. 1687) to Robert Livingston re: offers of friendship and service as a trapper

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00152 Author/Creator: Cochrane, Hugh (fl. 1687) Place Written: Canada Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1687/12/27 Pagination: 2p. + addr. 32 x 21.4 cm

Summary of Content: Cochrane, a French trapper from Canada, uses his knowledge of a Mr. Gregoire to gain contact with Livingston. Fragment of docket on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Office SeekerCanadaFur TradeMerchants and TradeCommerce

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