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Harwood, Jacob (fl. 1686-1695) to Robert Livingston re: business in London, updating news

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00251 Author/Creator: Harwood, Jacob (fl. 1686-1695) Place Written: London, [England] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1694/03/30 Pagination: 2 p. + addr. 30.3 x 19.2 cm

Summary of Content: Harwood, who apologizes for failing to write due to a long illness, writes to Livingston to continue their correspondence and catch Livingston up on the affairs of London. Harwood discusses the possibility of Livingston's son John being schooled in London. He is apologetic to hear that the Iroquois have made peace with the French, and concludes with the topic of trade, claiming that "small furs [receive] the best price" and discussing the difficulties of finding creditors to honor credit. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceOverseas TradeHealth and MedicalChildren and FamilyEducationFranceAmerican Indian HistoryTreatyMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFur TradeFinance

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