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Bogardus, Jacob to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: shipment of sheep

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03439 Author/Creator: Bogardus, Jacob Place Written: Salisbury, [Conn.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1782/05/27 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Bogardus informs Livingston that he has sent him a flock of 60 sheep all marked with paint so that they may be distinguished from other sheep. P.2 contains 3 signed receipts acknowledging payment from Robert Livingston, Jr. from the hand of Jacob Bogardus.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

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

Sub Era: The War for Independence