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Livingston, Gilbert to Robert Livingston re: christening of Gilbert's child

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01003 Author/Creator: Livingston, Gilbert Place Written: Kingston, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1713/01/05 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 31 x 19.2 cm

Gilbert explains that he and his wife have not yet christened their child, as they are waiting for Robert and the rest of the family to arrive, which has been delayed due to weather. He also mentions that the child seems sickly, which makes them uneasy. Docketed on address leaf.

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