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Campbell, Duncan (fl. 1694-1701) to Robert Livingston re: John Livingston's potential marriage to Mary Winthrop

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00585 Author/Creator: Campbell, Duncan (fl. 1694-1701) Place Written: New London, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1700/12/02 Pagination: 2p. + addr. 30.9 x 20.2 cm

Summary of Content: The letter concerns the pending engagement of Livingston's son John to Mary Winthrop. Campbell speaks highly of the Winthrop family and strongly approves of the engagement, and urges Livingston to do the same. Docketed.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Letter of Introduction or RecommendationMarriageChildren and FamilyWomen's History

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