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Waddell, John to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: happy to hear of Robert, Jr.'s prosperity

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02843 Author/Creator: Waddell, John Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1752/03/24 Pagination: 1p. + docket 31.8 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: Waddell writes that he is happy to hear that Robert, Jr.'s furance and grist mill are functioning well again.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: IndustryMillFinance

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