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Livingston, Henry (1753-1823) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: apology for not visiting his father

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03377 Author/Creator: Livingston, Henry (1753-1823) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1778/08/20 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 32 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Henry apologizes for not paying his father a visit, but explains that he has been awaiting the outcome of a business venture that should make him an "independent fortune." He adds that if this plan fulfills itself, he will desire to purchase all of his father's flour at the highest market value. A portion of the address leaf is missing due to damage. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: FinanceMerchants and TradeCommerceWheatDiet and nutrition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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