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Livingston, Robert, Jr. Bill of lading

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03601 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert, Jr. Place Written: Hudson, [?] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1786/11 Pagination: 1p. + docket 33.2 x 21.1 cm

Summary of Content: Robert, Jr. orders 5 tons of his bar iron shipped aboard the Brig. Columbia, and delivered to either the Cape of Good Hope, or Canton, China.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceFinanceMaritimeTransportationIndustryAsiaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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