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Anderson, John (fl. 1749) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: request for farm servents

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02770 Author/Creator: Anderson, John (fl. 1749) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1749/10/04 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Anderson writes that he is aware of a vessel expected from Holland with servants, and asks Robert, Jr. to procure one for him that is knowledgable of farming.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Servant, Indentured Servant, Immigration and Migration, Transportation, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

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