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Livingston, Philip to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: death in the family

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02602 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1740/09/05 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 32.6 x 20.4 cm

Summary of Content: Philip sends his condolences for the death of Robert, Jr.'s cousin Johnie; and devotes most of the letter to describing trading plans and instructions. He also notes that a French war seem inevitable, and encourages Robert, Jr. and his brother Philip to assist him in erecting an iron works, which will give them some financial security during troubling times.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Military HistoryChildren and FamilyDeathMerchants and TradeCommerceFranceBuilding ConstructionIndustryFinanceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMining

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