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Brigby, Richard (fl. 1677) to Robert Livingston re: overtures of continued friendship

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00019 Author/Creator: Brigby, Richard (fl. 1677) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1677/10/30 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 30.4 x 18.9 cm

Summary of Content: Brigby discusses carrying Livingston's letters to England when he travels thence. He informs Livingston that he drew forty-eight shillings on Livingston's name for expenses. In a postscript, Brigby notes that it is a pity that Livingston has not married yet.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FriendshipTravelPost OfficeFinanceMarriageGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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