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Bampfeild, George to Robert Livingston re: a patent for Robert's son

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01383 Author/Creator: Bampfeild, George Place Written: London, [England[ Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1721/09/30 Pagination: 1p. + docket 32.7 x 20.5 cm

Summary of Content: Bampfeild explains that he has procured the desired patent for Robert's son, but will not send the original on the next ship to Boston, for fear of it blowing off the coast of New England. He also outlines that charges incurred by the process, and a gratuity owed to himself for the service.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Land TransactionMaritimeTransportationGovernment and CivicsChildren and FamilyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFinanceOffice Seeker

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