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Livingston, Robert Jr. Bond agreement

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.05447 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Jr. Place Written: Manor of Livingston New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1741/11/25 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 32.5 x 41

Summary of Content: Bond agreement to allow his younger brothers and sisters use of manor's iron furnace for a term of three years since this investment would otherwise adversely impact their smaller inheritances.

People: Dongan, Thomas
Livingston, Robert

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Land TransactionEconomicsEstateLawContractIndustryFinanceChildren and FamilyWomen's History

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