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Elphinstone, William (fl. 1755) to Cousin Robert Livingston, Jr. re: sympathy for illness in the family

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02904 Author/Creator: Elphinstone, William (fl. 1755) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1755/07/31 Pagination: 1p. + addr. + dock 29.9 x 18.9 cm

Summary of Content: William Elphinstone sends his sympathy to Robert, Jr. who suffers the double burden of a sore knee and a very ill son. He also states that he and his wife have grown tired of traveling, and asks Robert, Jr. for his advice on where they should settle down to start a small trading business.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Children and FamilyHealth and MedicalTravelImmigration and MigrationMerchants and TradeCommerce

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