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Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) to Philip Livingston re: severe illness of Alida Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02439 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) Place Written: Manor of Livingston, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1716/05/30 Pagination: 1p. + docket 20.8 x 16.3 cm

Summary of Content: Robert writes that their mother is sicker than she has ever been, and asks Philip to send a doctor to the Manor. He concludes with a note of fear that they may lose their mother.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Children and FamilyHealth and MedicalDiet and nutritionWomen's History

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