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Livingston, Philip to Robert Livingston re: introduction for friends of Philip Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01665 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1725/07/22 Pagination: 1p. + docket 20.2 x 16.2 cm

Summary of Content: Philip sent the letter with the wives of Joh. Myndertse, Barent Vroman, and Jan Baptist van Eps, three of his best customers, who desire to meet Robert and Alida Livingston.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Letter of Introduction or RecommendationMerchants and TradeCommerceChildren and FamilyWomen's History

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