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Livingston, John to Robert Livingston re: news of his arrival in Boston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00963 Author/Creator: Livingston, John Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1713/06/01 Pagination: 1p. + docket 30.5 x 18.4 cm

John relates news of his and his sister Jo[h]anna's health, complains of an attack of gout, and awaits news and payment of money from Britain.

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