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Livingston, Walter to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: small pox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03252 Author/Creator: Livingston, Walter Place Written: Livingston Hall, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1770/12/27 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 31.9 x 20 cm

Walter writes that small pox has now reached Brunswick, and that he has innoculated almost his entire family.

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