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Forster, Miles (fl. 1700) to "Land Lord" re: request for the completion of Forster's house and lower rent

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00548 Author/Creator: Forster, Miles (fl. 1700) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1700/02/06 Pagination: 1p. + docket 30.6 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: Discusses the conditions of the house in which he resides, and claims that his rent is too high for the said conditions. He writes "I cannot afford to give 60 pence a year for a house to Sleep in, especially for one that is not yet made intirely habitable." Furthermore, Forster discusses the lack of fresh water and chimney, finally proposes that the house be completed and the rent be abated, instead of his leaving for "the offer of 2 or 3 [other] houses."

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Landlord and TenantFinanceBuilding Construction

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