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Livingston, Peter Robert to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: marriage of sister Alida

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03221 Author/Creator: Livingston, Peter Robert Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1769/12/25 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 23.4 x 18.7 cm

Summary of Content: Peter Robert writes that he is happy that his father is no longer angry with his daughter Alida for marrying without consent, and notes that she made a good choice with her husband. He also states that some new measures have been proposed regarding the election of representatives in the House. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Government and CivicsPoliticsElectionChildren and FamilyMarriageWomen's History

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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