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Cruger, Henry (fl. 1724) to Robert Livingston

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01619 Author/Creator: Cruger, Henry (fl. 1724) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 December 1724 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Cruger writes that he plans to sail for the coast of Guinea in three weeks, and that he would like to see Robert and his family. He also informs Robert of the death of Coll. Prevoost.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Slavery, Slave Trade, Africa African American History, Merchants and Trade, Commerce, Travel, Death

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