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Livingston, Philip to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: fear of war with the French, trade on the Oswego

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02607 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1740/12 Pagination: 4p. 30.9 x 21.1 cm

Summary of Content: Philip believes it will not be long until they are at war with the French, at which time he will retreat from the troublesome town of Albany. He discusses in length the trading ventures of the ship Oswego, forecasts high prices for bread and flour in Europe and the West Indies, and shares some family news as well.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Children and FamilyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFranceFinanceMilitary HistoryImmigration and MigrationMerchants and TradeCommerceWheatDiet and nutritionCaribbeanMaritime

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