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Livingston to Johnston Livingston re: cleaning and repairing the house

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04088 Author/Creator: Livingston Place Written: New York, New York Type: Letter Date: [n.y.]/05/21 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 25.7 x 20.4 cm

Apparently written by a sister of Johnston Livingston. She explains that she has been busy cleaning and repairing the house, which has kept her from writing a proper letter. She also writes about her desire to travel out of the country, and also describes a magic show she plans to see the following day.

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