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Livingston, Robert of Clermont [to Mr. Stoddart] re: goods for Gilbert Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00659 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert of Clermont Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript document Date: ca. 1701 Pagination: 1p. + docket 17.9 x 19.8 cm

Summary of Content: Young Robert Livingston, in whose hand this letter is apparantly written, writes to Gilbert Livingston's schoolmaster in an effort to maintain congenial relations. He sends his wishes that "I hope [Gilbert] is a good Boy and Learns his Book and obeyes his Master and Mistres," and authorizes the purchase of a pair of shoes for Gilbert, promising to send the money at the first opportunity.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: EducationChildren and FamilyFinanceClothing and Accessories

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