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Lindsey, David to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: arrival from Africa on the Sloop Storke

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02795 Author/Creator: Lindsey, David Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1751/05/17 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 31.2 x 19.7 cm

Summary of Content: Lindsey writes that he has just returned from Africa on Robert, Jr.'s Sloop Storke after a 32 months at sea. He notes that he has declined an offer to continue on another voyage, explaining that he lost 2 sons while he was away, and therefore desires to be with his wife and family for a while. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceMaritimeTravelChildren and FamilyDeathAfrica

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