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Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) to Johanna Livingston re: departure for Barbados

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01189 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1717/10/08 Pagination: 1p. + addr. + dock 20.8 x 16.5 cm

Robert asks where Jo[h]anna plans to stay for the winter, as he is traveling to Barbados. He also asks that Jo[h]anna make him some shirts and work clothes.

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