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Gunn, Moses (fl. 1762-1770) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: introduction for the bearer of the letter

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02995 Author/Creator: Gunn, Moses (fl. 1762-1770) Place Written: Montague, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1762/08/08 Pagination: 2p. + addr. 19 x 15.6 cm

Summary of Content: Gunn writes that the bearer of the letter has suffered a great number of misfortunes at the hands of the French, and is now left destitute because of it. Nonetheless, he is a most respectable gentleman, and Gunn asks if Robert, Jr. would be so kind as to "introduce him to a school and divise some Means whereby he might be furnished with Necessarys to returne to his Friends or acquaintances."

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Letter of Introduction or RecommendationPovertyFranceEducationFrench and Indian WarWartime Pillaging and DestructionCharity and Philanthropy

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