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Davis, fl. 1690 to Robert Livingston re: declining chance to join party traveling to Albany

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00174 Author/Creator: Davis, fl. 1690 Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Letter Date: 1690/07/09 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 30.9 x 19.7 cm Order a Copy

Captain Davis writes that he must go to his family and attend to their illness. Docketed on address leaf.

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