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

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

Summary of Content: 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.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Building ConstructionSurveyingLand TransactionImmigration and Migration

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