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Livingston, William Bail bond for Robert Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00788 Author/Creator: Livingston, William Place Written: [London, England] Type: Document signed Date: [1706/05] Pagination: 1p + docket 11.7 x 12 cm

Summary of Content: Fragment of the lower right-hand side of paper. Contains the signatures and seals of William Livingston and John Key. The docket reads: "Bail bond for me rejected by Mr. Bishop."


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FinanceLawDebtPrisoner

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