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Sydenham, George to Robert Livingston re: request for provisions

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01089 Author/Creator: Sydenham, George Place Written: Claverak, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1714/11/27 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 19.9 x 15.7 cm Order a Copy

Sydenham asks Livingston to grind some corn that he has sent over with his enslaved person, and also to send the enslaved person back with some provisions.

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