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Livingston, Philip to Robert Livingston Jr. re: advice to remain at New Rochelle

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02497 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1725/02/12 Pagination: 2p. + addr. 19.7 x 15.1 cm

Summary of Content: Philip admonishes Robert for not writing to his father in his spare time, and states that he would like Robert to master the French language by the end of the year. He therefore advises Robert to remain in New Rochelle and "keep close to [his] book." It is also noted that Jennet Beeckman passed away.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Children and FamilyEducationLiterature and Language ArtsDeath

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