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Livingston, Philip to Robert Livingston re: affections sent from son to father

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00574 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip Place Written: New Rochelle, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1700/06/12 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 32.3 x 20.7 cm

Summary of Content: Philip sends his respects and assures his parents that he is in good health and looking forward to his education. He also requests that his parents send him pens, pencils, and other school supplies. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: EducationChildren and Family

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