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Livingston, Robert Cambridge to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: family afflicted with small pox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03246 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Cambridge Place Written: [New York, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1770/[09] Pagination: 2p. + addr. 23.4 x 18.5 cm

Summary of Content: Robert Cambridge writes that there is little chance that his brother Henry will recover from the pox, but notes with hope: "As many people, that have been afflicted with this malignant disorder, have overcome it, when they were on the verge of expiring; I have some hopes that the strength of his constitution may prove favorable to him." He also states that the illness "rages" through the city at the moment. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Children and FamilyHealth and MedicalDiseaseSmallpox

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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