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Livingston, Robert, Jr. Lease of a house at Albany to John Watters

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03369 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert, Jr. Place Written: [Manor of Livingston, New York] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1778/04/07 Pagination: 1p. + docket 23 x 18.9 cm

John Watters signed the lease and agreed to pay Robert, Jr. a quarterly rent.

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