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Livingston, Philip to Robert Livingston Jr. re: French studies at New Rochelle

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02494 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1724/05/20 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 21 x 16.3 cm

Summary of Content: Philip reminds his son Robert who is studying at New Rochelle, to "mind" his learning, particularly his French, and not to spend his time idle. He forwards his regards to Mr. Marchees, with whom Robert is staying.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Children and FamilyEducation

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