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Spencer, Philip to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: rumor of abuse of iron workers

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03068 Author/Creator: Spencer, Philip Place Written: Salisbury, [Conn.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1766/08/11 Pagination: 2p. + addr. 31.6 x 19.7 cm

Spencer writes that a dreadful rumor has been spread about Robert, Jr., claiming that he refused to pay his iron workers with money, and insisted that they accept goods as payment. When the workers declined to accept goods, he forced them into confinement for several hours and treated them with much abuse. According to Spencer, this has severely damaged Robert, Jr.'s reputation, and caused most of the iron workers to leave their jobs at Salisbury ore hill. Docketed on address leaf.

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