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Bennett, Elijah (fl. 1781) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: delivery of cattle

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03412 Author/Creator: Bennett, Elijah (fl. 1781) Place Written: Salisbury, [Conn.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1781/10/30 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Bennet writes that he has ordered the cattle that Robert, Jr. requested, and will send it to him as soon as it arrives. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

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

Sub Era: The War for Independence