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Harwood, Jacob (fl. 1686-1695) to Robert Livingston re: impending arrival of Governor Sloughter

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00177 Author/Creator: Harwood, Jacob (fl. 1686-1695) Place Written: London, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1690/10/18 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 30.3 x 19.6 cm

Summary of Content: Harwood writes about his receipt of the previously shipped case of beaver, but has yet to receive the packets of bear or boar. He also writes of his friendship with New York's new Governor, Henry Sloughter, and the receipt of spices from Barbados.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Fur TradeWildlifeMerchants and TradeCommerceFriendshipDiet and nutritionGovernment and CivicsCaribbean

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