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Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) to Robert Livingston re: Assembly meeting

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01682 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1725/08/25 Pagination: 1p. + docket 32.8 x 20.9 cm

Robert Jr. expresses his happiness at hearing that his father is to travel to New York to meet with the Assembly. He also mentions some provisions he has aquired to aid his father's health, and sends his gratitude to his mother for a cow.

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