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Livingston, John (1714-1786) to Peter DeWitt re: orders for trade

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04451 Author/Creator: Livingston, John (1714-1786) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1749/10/04 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 31.0 x 19.3

Summary of Content: John Livingston asks DeWitt to sell the remainder of his enslaved people, and also orders some cattle and pigs. Docketed on address leaf.

People: Livingston, John, 1714-1786
DeWitt, Peter

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Slave TradeEconomicsBankingCommerceSlaverySlave SaleAfrican American HistoryFinanceAgriculture and Animal HusbandryMerchants and Trade

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