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Graham, James (fl. 1679-1700) to Robert Livingston re: possible apprenticeship for Graham's brother

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00037 Author/Creator: Graham, James (fl. 1679-1700) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1679/04/07 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 30.6 x 19.5 cm

Summary of Content: Graham asks for advice on how to deal with his brother; should he be apprenticed to a merchant or be set up with room and board in Albany? Requesting that if the former be the choice the merchant be Livingston. Graham offers to forward, when possible, various articles from Barbados, including rum and molasses. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Children and FamilyMerchants and TradeOffice SeekerCaribbeanCommerceAlcoholDiet and nutritionGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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