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Graham, James (fl. 1679-1700) to Robert Livingston re: the death of Stephen van Cortlandt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00586 Author/Creator: Graham, James (fl. 1679-1700) Place Written: Morrisania, [?] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1700/12/03 Pagination: 2 p. + addr. 31.4 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Graham sends his condolences on the death of Stephen Van Cortlandt. He also discusses Livingston's suspension from being Collector of the Excise, which he considers to be "a paradox" when viewed with the same eye as reading of Bellomont's "Esteem" for Livingston. Graham also discusses the proposed match between John Livingston and Mary Winthrop, "I am apt to believe that the mariadge is as good as any N England mariadge." Finally, he wishes much success and joy to Samuel Vetch and his new wife Margaret (Livingston's daughter). Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: DeathTaxes or TaxationGovernment and CivicsFinanceWomen's HistoryMarriageChildren and Family

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