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Livingston, Robert to Mr. Bogan [fragment] re: help with bail

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00764 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: Gravesend, [England] Type: Autograph letter Date: 1706/05/07 Pagination: 1p. + docket 29.8 x 18.6 cm

Summary of Content: Livingston "begs a favor" of Bogan and asks him to aid with his bail. A large portion of the letter, and most likely the signature, are missing due to a tear.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: PrisonerLawFinanceDebt

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