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Livingston, John (1714-1786) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: best wishes for recovery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02915 Author/Creator: Livingston, John (1714-1786) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1755/09/01 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 24.9 x 19.5 cm

Summary of Content: John sends his hope that Robert, Jr. and his son will have a quick recovery from their ailments and "bear this visitation with Christian Patience & Resignation." He mentions a recent sale of rum, and notes that no news has come from Europe since General Braddock's defeat. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: ReligionChildren and FamilyHealth and MedicalMerchants and TradeCommerceFranceCanadaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryBattleAlcoholFrench and Indian War

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