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Borland, John (1660-1727) to Robert Livingston re: a voyage to Caledonia

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00517 Author/Creator: Borland, John (1660-1727) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1699/12/02 Pagination: 1p. + addr.+docket 32 x 21.3 cm

Summary of Content: Borland writes to Livingston discussing the trip to the Scottish colony, with an eye towards Livingston donating money and/or supplies to the trip. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: TravelImmigration and MigrationCanadaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFrontiers and ExplorationGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyWestward ExpansionFinance

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