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Livingston, Henry (1753-1823) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: anxious for the issues of the next campaign

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03367 Author/Creator: Livingston, Henry (1753-1823) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1778/04/03 Pagination: 1p. + docket 30.6 x 18.5 cm

Summary of Content: Henry writes that people seem anxious to learn the issues that will be prevalent in the next campaign, and notes that trade continues to be extremely slow in Boston, with almost no demand for iron.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: ElectionIndustryMerchants and TradeCommerceRevolutionary WarPoliticsGovernment and CivicsEconomics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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