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Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) to Robert Livingston re: sympathy for his father's illness

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01672 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1725/08/05 Pagination: 1p. + docket 32.9 x 20.7 cm

Summary of Content: Robert Jr. expresses saddness for his father's affliction, and sends his wishes for recovery. He also discusses government posts, and the possibility of Gilbert Livingston receiving a Lieutenancy.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

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