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Livingston, Peter Robert to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: election of cousin Robert (1746-1813) to Assembly

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03204 Author/Creator: Livingston, Peter Robert Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1769/05/29 Pagination: 1p. + docket 29.8 x 19.4 cm

Summary of Content: Peter Robert states that he is glad that his cousin Robert Livingston, (1746-1813) was elected to the Assembly. He also announces the birth of a son, and asks Robert, Jr. to send a name for the child.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Children and FamilyGenealogyGovernment and CivicsPoliticsElection

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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