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Elliott, James (fl. 1744-1773) Account of Giles Loomis with Robert Livingston, Jr.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03082 Author/Creator: Elliott, James (fl. 1744-1773) Place Written: Ancram, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1766/11-1767/11 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: The account began on 18 November 1766. Loomis purchased wheat, corn, a cow, and other provisions from Robert, Jr.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Finance, Merchants and Trade, Commerce, Wheat, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Diet and nutrition

Sub Era: Road to Revolution