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Livingston, John to Robert Livingston re: the death of his wife Mary

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00998 Author/Creator: Livingston, John Place Written: New London, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1713/01/19 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 30.5 x 19 cm Order a Copy

John expresses sorrow over the loss of his wife, and informs his parents that he has sent them 2 rings, which he prays they will accept. Docketed on address leaf.

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