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Livingston, Robert, Jr. Account of Philip Cillmor re: cotton, coffee, and indigo

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02992 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert, Jr. Place Written: Manor of Livingston, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1768/05/12 Pagination: 1p. + docket 19.4 x 16.1 cm

Summary of Content: Charges on the account are from June to September 1762. Teunis Vechten signed for the settlement of the account on 12 May 1768.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceFinanceDiet and nutritionCottonTextile

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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