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Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) to Robert Livingston re: Henry Beekman's proposal to Jo[h]anna Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01163 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1717/07/18 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 20.9 x 16.8 cm

Summary of Content: Robert states that Beekman's actions did not surprise him, as the Livingston family's reception of him nearly implied consent. Robert also remarks with disbelief that his sister could feel affection for such a disfigured individual. Robert also happily announces the arrival of their cousin Captain Livingston, who the whole family should look forward to seeing. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Health and MedicalChildren and FamilyWomen's HistoryMarriage

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