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Baggs, Andrew (fl. 1712) to Robert Livingston re: distribution of provisions

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00854 Author/Creator: Baggs, Andrew (fl. 1712) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1712/01/07 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 35.5 x 22.4 cm

Summary of Content: Baggs mentions the arrival of a large quantity of provisions and inquires as to how he is to distribute them. He also discusses a legal investigation involving the robbery of a store house and his desire to be better informed of such matters in the future. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: CrimeDiet and nutritionMerchants and TradeCommerceImmigration and MigrationMilitary HistoryMilitary Provisions

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