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Livingston, Gilbert to Robert Livingston re: request for a slave and indentures

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00974 Author/Creator: Livingston, Gilbert Place Written: Kingston, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 April 1713 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Gilbert expresses his need for a slave, and asks that his father assist him in retaining a young palatin boy as a servant. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Slavery, Immigration and Migration, Servant, Indentured Servant, Children and Family

Sub Era: Slavery