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Livingston, John to Robert Livingston re: journey to Great Britain

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00861 Author/Creator: Livingston, John Place Written: New London, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1711/03/21 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 30.7 x 19.5 cm

Summary of Content: John informs his father that the vessel he is to travel on has been fitted with goods sufficient to ransom it should it be taken at some point during the voyage; and he requests that Robert look after his wife (Mary Wintrhop) while he is away. John also mentions some disagreements with his father-in-law and their involvement in a legal dispute. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Children and FamilyTravelMaritimeMerchants and TradeCommercePrivateeringLawFinanceWomen's HistoryPirates

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