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Bond for a debt to Robert Livingston, Jr.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03501 Author/Creator: Place Written: [Manor of Livingston, New York] Type: Manuscript document Date: [1783] Pagination: 2p. 17.1 x 21.4 cm

Summary of Content: The document is a blank template of a bond that is to be completed with the name of a debtor and the amount of the debt. P.2 is an account of Edward Whitcomb. Docketed on verso.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: FinanceDebt

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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