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Cleland, John, fl. 1699 to Robert Livingston re: family news

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00509 Author/Creator: Cleland, John, fl. 1699 Place Written: Barbados Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1699/08/05 Pagination: 1 p. + addr.+docket 33.2 x 21.2 cm Order a Copy

Livingston's nephew writes to forward news of the family's health in Scotland, and to request "the honour of a Lyne from you [which] would infinetly oblige." Docketed on address leaf.

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