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Livingston, Philip to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: a new forge at the Manor

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02707 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip Place Written: Manor of Livingston, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1745/01/30 Pagination: 4p. + addr. 32.6 x 20.9 cm

Summary of Content: Philip explains that he is awaiting the construction of a forge at the Manor, and states that the iron works will be a most profitable enterprise if it is well managed. He also expresses his regret for a hurricaine in Jamaica that ruined many ships, and hopes that his flour made it safely ashore.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: IndustryFinanceExtreme WeatherCaribbeanMaritimeWheatMerchants and TradeCommerce

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