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Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) to Philip Livingston re: wampum for Alida Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02436 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) Place Written: Manor of Livingston, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1716/05/11 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 20.7 x 16.3 cm

Summary of Content: Robert asks Philip to send their mother some wampum, and notes that she has enclosed a lamb and dried apples. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Children and FamilyWomen's HistoryCoins and CurrencyDiet and nutritionGiftAmerican Indian History

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