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Vetch, Samuel to Alida Livingston re: note of deepest respect

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02178 Author/Creator: Vetch, Samuel Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1701/09/08 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 19.2 x 15.4 cm

Summary of Content: Vetch writes his mother in law, Alida, that he shall always have her in his thoughts, and that he will soon depart on another voyage. He hopes that Alida will look after his wife Margaret in his absence, and also forwards some effects of a voyage he recently took. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Women's HistoryChildren and FamilyTravel

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