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Livingston, Henry (1753-1823) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: need for a new hearth

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03685 Author/Creator: Livingston, Henry (1753-1823) Place Written: Ancram, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1790/06/29 Pagination: 2p. + addr. 32.5 x 20.2 cm

Summary of Content: Henry regrets to tell his father that the hearth at the iron works is almost beyond help, and he would do well to order a new one as soon as possible. Written at the Manor of Livingston, in Ancram, New York.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Industry

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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