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Livingston, Henry (1753-1823) to [John Conchlin] re: order to deliver a cow to Peter Lott & Gideon Bushnell

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03781 Author/Creator: Livingston, Henry (1753-1823) Place Written: Manor of Livingston, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1790/05/28 Pagination: 2p. 23.9 x 19.1 cm

Summary of Content: On p.2 Peter Lott signed for receipt of a cow, 31 May 1790, Manor of Livingston. Docketed on recto.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceFinanceAgriculture and Animal HusbandryDiet and nutrition

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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