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Livingston, Robert Cambridge Account of Robert Livingston, Jr.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03554 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Cambridge Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1784/08/17 Pagination: 3p. + docket 32.9 x 20.4 cm

Summary of Content: Robert, Jr. purchased linen, cotton, indigo, chocolate, and other goods from Robert Cambridge.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceFinanceCottonTextileDiet and nutrition

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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