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Van Vechten, Teunis to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: difficulty collecting outstanding debts for iron

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03424 Author/Creator: Van Vechten, Teunis Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1782/03/15 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 32.5 x 19.3 cm

Van Vechten informs Robert, Jr. that he has had much difficulty in collecting the outstanding debts for iron due to a scarcity of cash. He also states that he has had a writ issued against one of Robert, Jr.'s tenants, and discusses the iron trade. Docketed on address leaf.

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