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Van Horne, Cornelius to Robert Livingston re: fear of theft of Livingston's slave

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01554 Author/Creator: Van Horne, Cornelius Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 March 1723 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Original copy of GLC03107.01.01553, and contains some additional information regarding trade of provisions. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Immigration and Migration, Slavery, Indentured Servant, African American History, Crime, Diet and nutrition, Merchants and Trade, Finance, Commerce

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