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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: Livingston Manor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1716/05/11 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 20.7 x 16.3 cm Order a Copy

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

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