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Livingston, Gilbert to Robert Livingston re: request to purchase a slave

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00937 Author/Creator: Livingston, Gilbert Place Written: Kingston, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1712/08/23 Pagination: 1p. + docket 31 x 19 cm Order a Copy

Gilbert discusses some matters regarding trade, and then asks that his father purchase him an enslaved person.

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