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Livingston, William to Robert Livingston re: description of Robert's coat of arms [later copy]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04819 Author/Creator: Livingston, William Place Written: Edinburgh, [Scotland] Type: Letter Date: 1698/12/13 Pagination: 3p. + docket 31.8 x 20.8

William describes some research he did into their family history, and describes Robert's coat of arms. The letter is a later copy of the original, GLC03107.00451.

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