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Livingston, Philip to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: "raging distempter" returns to New York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02686 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1743/08/25 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 32.7 x 20.5 cm

Summary of Content: "I am much Concernd with you that the last years ongoing distemper is again Returnd to the City, which seem to be Judgements sent from almighty god to Reprove us, and turn us all from the maney Transgressions & Crying Sins, which we dayly Committ agst. his holy will and comandmts."


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: ReligionHealth and MedicalDisease

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