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Livingston, Robert Cambridge to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: purchasing iron

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03384 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Cambridge Place Written: Pa. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1779/02/05 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 30.7 x 18.2 cm

Summary of Content: Robert Cambridge writes of his plans to purchase a large quantity of iron, and applauds his father for starting up his iron works again, as he believes that the price of iron will begin to rise. He also declares his support for his father's plan to purchase enslaved people to work at the furnace, but notes that they may be difficult to find. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: IndustryCommerceLaborAfrican American HistorySlavery

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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