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Livingston, Robert "Memorandum of an agreement made between Capt Teunis de Key & Robt Livingston"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00339 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1696/10/06 Pagination: 3p. + docket 30.8 x 19.7 cm

Summary of Content: An agreement between de Key and Livingston regarding de Key's filling land on Livingston Manor to make the land level with the dock, to be completed by 1 October 1697. In return, de Key was to be paid £90 and a gold ring for his son. A receipt of the completion of the task, with all transactions made, signed by de Key is dated on 18 May 1697.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Land TransactionClothing and AccessoriesFinanceCommerce

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