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Key, John (fl. 1706) Key's testimony of an agreement between R. Livingston and Blackham

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00782 Author/Creator: Key, John (fl. 1706) Place Written: London, [England] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1706/05/13 Pagination: 1p. + docket 31 x 19.2 cm

Key's testimony regarding a bond and agreement between Robert Livingston and Richard Blackham. According to Key, Blackham failed to fulfill his obligations and thus complicated the release of Livingston.

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