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Livingston, Elizabeth to Robert Livingston re: settling the affairs of the late John Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01376 Author/Creator: Livingston, Elizabeth Place Written: New London, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1721/07/06 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 31 x 19.3 cm

Elizabeth discusses the settlement of John's affairs, and thanks Robert for doing all he has to perpetuate John's memory. She also describes her loneliness, and thanks Robert for an offer to move in with him and Alida. Docketed on address leaf.

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