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Livingston, Robert Cambridge to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: advice to sell flour quickly

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03332 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Cambridge Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1775/05/29 Pagination: 1p. + docket 19 x 17.2 cm

Summary of Content: Robert Cambridge writes that he has sold the last of his flour, and explains: "I thought it too dangerous to keep produce on hand at present it being most probable that a termination of our Commerce will take place about the middle of July and therefore I don't think it would be improper to send all the Flour you have by you down as soon as the Sloop returns." He also discusses the mounting tensions with Great Britain and notes, "The maneuvres of the Continental Congress are secret, but people imagine they are preparing or devising ways and means to carry on an opposition to parliament."


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: EmbargoMerchants and TradeCommerceFinanceEconomicsWheatDiet and nutritionGovernment and CivicsRevolutionary WarContinental CongressCongressGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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