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Jamison, David (fl. 1691-1717) to Robert Livingston re: conterfeit money

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01026 Author/Creator: Jamison, David (fl. 1691-1717) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1713/07/18 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 32.7 x 21.6 cm

Summary of Content: Jamison states that he has some letters for Livingston that he will send by the next post in August. He also notes that their bills of credit have been counterfeited, and the perpetrator is thought to be a jeweler from Boston. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: CounterfeitingForgery and FraudCrimeCriminals and OutlawsFinance

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