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Van Beuren, John to John Wigram re: payment for making wooden forges

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04224 Author/Creator: Van Beuren, John Place Written: Ancram, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1787/11/08 Pagination: 1p. + docket 14 x 19.5 cm

Written at the Manor of Livingston, in Ancram, New York.

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