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Harwood, Jacob (fl. 1686-1695) to Robert Livingston re: business conditions in London

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00236 Author/Creator: Harwood, Jacob (fl. 1686-1695) Place Written: London, [England] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1693/09/20 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 30.5 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: Harwood writes about the lack of confidence in London, referring to a market where the values of "Freight is high, Insurance high & all the Commodities here low." Harwood is of the opinion that the market will restablize with the return of King William from his campaign at Flanders. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceEconomicsFinanceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyTransportationMilitary HistoryOverseas Trade

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