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Livingston, Robert Invoice of goods shipped to Newfoundland on the account of Archbald Cummings

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01835 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: [New York, New York] Type: Manuscript document Date: [?] Pagination: 1p. 23.2 x 20.3 cm

Livingston shipped bread, beer, and biscuit by order of John Borland on board the good Pink.

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