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Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) to Robert Livingston re: affections sent from son to father

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00566 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) Place Written: Leith, [Scotland] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1700/05/15 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 18 x 14.3 cm

Robert writes to his father out of a sense of "humble duty," and assures his father that he is in good health and looking forward to his education. Docketed on address leaf.

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