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Hansen, Hendrick R., fl. 1744 to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: familial respects

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02691 Author/Creator: Hansen, Hendrick R., fl. 1744 Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1744/01/01 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 31 x 19.2 cm Order a Copy

Hendrick Hansen, the son of Robert, Jr.'s sister Alida, writes his uncle to declare his devotion to him, and to state his wish that Robert, Jr. will "further and promote" his education. He also sends his blessing for the New Year.

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