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Unknown "Lease of a house for one year" [fragment]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01321 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1719 Pagination: 1p. + docket 31 x 21.3 cm

One page of a longer document outlining the terms of a lease between Robert Livingston and David Jamison.

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