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Livingston, Robert (1718-1775) to Robert Livingston (1688-1775) re: frustration with politics

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04199 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1718-1775) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1765/11/20 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 30.6 x 19.5 cm

Robert writes his father to tell him that his son Robert (1746-1813) will pay him a visit, and also expresses frustration with the Stamp Act and the rising conflict with the British. Docketed on address leaf.

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