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Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) to Robert Livingston re: repairs for the county jail

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01533 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1723/10/14 Pagination: 2p. + docket 19.9 x 12.3 cm

Robert writes that he has informed the judge and Attorney General that his father is not responsible for damage to the county jail, and is in fact interested in helping with the repairs.

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