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Livingston, John to Robert Livingston re: Livingston's problems with the Government

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00637 Author/Creator: Livingston, John Place Written: New London, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1701/09/16 Pagination: 2 p. 20.4 x 15.3 cm

Summary of Content: John writes home to discuss the problems that father wrote of to son, namely the difficulties in being reimbursed for the moneys outlayed for the Provincial Government. He says "I hope since god has been so merceyfull as for to Releve us of one Govr he will allso be Eabell to furnice us with a good on." He thanks his father for the "Acct of the apreyseall of ouwer goods at Boston" and writes that "when [Vetch returns] I will have an Exackt Acct of Everything." Docketed on verso.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Children and FamilyGovernment and CivicsPoliticsFinancePetitionReligionMerchants and TradeCommerce

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