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White, William, fl. 1810 to Robert Livingston re: building a house on the fly

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00931 Author/Creator: White, William, fl. 1810 Place Written: [Langerly] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1712/07/17 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 29.4 x 20.5 cm Order a Copy

White proposes that all the partners come together to construct a house on the fly in one day, and then to allow the partners to continue on from there. Docketed on address leaf.

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