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Livingston, Henry (1753-1823) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: fluctuating markets

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03374 Author/Creator: Livingston, Henry (1753-1823) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1778/06/11 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 31 x 18.6 cm

Summary of Content: Henry states that he can not send his father accurate market prices since it fluctuates so dramatically. He explains that the scarcity of money caused the market to stagnate, but there has been a sudden rise due to a large quantity of cash sent to Boston by Congress to pay off old debts. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Continental CongressCongressFinanceDebtMerchants and TradeCommerce

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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