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Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) to Robert Livingston re: resignation of the King of Spain

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01568 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1724/04/16 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 20.4 x 16.4 cm

Robert writes that the King of Spain resigned his kingdom in favor of his son Lewis, and that the Duke of Orleans has died, leaving the Duke of Bourbon as the Chief Administrator of affairs. Docketed on address leaf.

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