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Abeel, John (1667-1711) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re; state of markets at home and abroad

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03080 Author/Creator: Abeel, John (1667-1711) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1766/11/15 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Abeel informs Robert, Jr. of trade transactions, and states that the fear of famine has caused an embargo to be placed on wheat from Philadelphia. He also notes that markets are in favor of farmers, but do not bode well for millers or merchants.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Poverty, Wheat, Diet and nutrition, Economics, Embargo, Merchants and Trade, Commerce, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Mill, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Road to Revolution