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Storke, Sam to Robert Livingston, Jr. and Henry Cuyler re: trade with the Ship Oswego

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02577 Author/Creator: Storke, Sam Place Written: London, [England] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1738/08/31 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 23.1 x 18.5 cm

Summary of Content: The letter on p.1 notes that they have enclosed the invoice for the goods ordered by Livingston and Cuyler; and is unsigned. The letter on pages 2&3 is signed by Sam Storke and is written in a different hand. Storke writes that some of the crew on board the Oswego have taken ill, and he hopes that they recover so that they may perform their service. He also states that his partner Gainsborough has died, and that Livingston and Cuyler may wholly depend on him. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceFinanceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMaritimeDiseaseHealth and MedicalDeath

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