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Elliott, James (fl. 1744-1773) Account of Colin McArther with Robert Livingston, Jr.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03118 Author/Creator: Elliott, James (fl. 1744-1773) Place Written: Ancram, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1767/11/20 Pagination: 1p. + 2 dockets 23.2 x 15.6 cm

The account began 30 April 1767. McArther purchased wheat from Robert, Jr., and in turn carted coals on the Manor.

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