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Glen, Cornelius (fl. 1769-1770) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: desire to run for Treasurer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03236 Author/Creator: Glen, Cornelius (fl. 1769-1770) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1770/02/26 Pagination: 1p. + docket 32.5 x 19.9 cm

Summary of Content: Glen explains that in light of the recent failure of his trading business, he would like Robert, Jr. to support him in an election for Treasurer.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceOffice SeekerGovernment and CivicsPoliticsElection

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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