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Livingston, Robert to Alida Livingston re: legal dispute with Richard Blackham [in Dutch]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02186 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: Gravesend, [England] Type: Letter Date: 1706/05/10 Pagination: 3p. + docket 30.8 x 18.6 cm

Summary of Content: Robert's letter to his wife is accompanied by an English translation (see collateral file). In the letter, Robert explains that Richard Blackham has brought charges against him regarding a deal made with Captain Kidd's ship 10 years ago, and he is being held in Gravesend until the matter is settled. Robert describes the situation as disasterous, but writes that he will endure what God puts before him and keep his spirits up. P.3 contains two short letters to Mr. Patience and Mr. Joseph Sticke, in which he directs them to bring some of his things ashore, and also to deliver the letter to his wife. Related to GLC03107.01.00759-.00790. The letter is marked as a copy on the docket.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: ReligionWomen's HistoryPiratesPrivateeringMaritimeFinanceLaw

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