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Livingston, John to Robert Livingston re: asking for business advice

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00643 Author/Creator: Livingston, John Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1701/10/07 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 30.8 x 19.8 cm

Summary of Content: John writes of his "bisenes faling out so unhapeley" that he is presently leaving New York for New London with £350 "worth in goods fitt for that Countrey." He also writes that Lord Cornbury, the newly appointed Governor for New York, had set sail from England on 25 August and would hopefully arrive soon "to Releve us of Some Meserey." Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FinanceMerchants and TradeCommerceGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyImmigration and MigrationTravel

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