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Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: tiring of his profession as an attorney

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03295 Author/Creator: Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1773/09/25 Pagination: 1p. + docket 31.1 x 19.7 cm

Summary of Content: James Duane states "I find my Constitution will not bear what it once suferd me to go through with Cherfulness and spirits and I begin to wish I was able to leave of the Attorney's business and to practice as Counsel-."


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: LawHealth and Medical

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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