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Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) to Robert Livingston re: rumor of his sister's death

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00948 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1712/12/29 Pagination: 1p. 30.8 x 19.8 cm

Summary of Content: Robert denies the rumor of his sister's death, and reports that the French have landed in Surinam.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Children and FamilyWomen's HistoryDeathHealth and MedicalFranceMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South America

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