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Livingston, Robert, Jr. Account of Timothy Loomis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03650 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert, Jr. Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1788/11-1789/11 Pagination: 4p. 41.8 x 16.7 cm

Summary of Content: Items on the account include linen, sugar, salt, silk, tobacco, and rum.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceFinanceTobacco and SmokingAlcoholDiet and nutritionHome FurnishingsTextile

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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