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Elliott, Michael (fl. 1767-1790) Agreement to be the carpenter & clerk at the forges at Maryburgh

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03317 Author/Creator: Elliott, Michael (fl. 1767-1790) Place Written: [Manor of Livingston, New York] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1774/02/26 Pagination: 2p. + docket 31 x 18.5 cm

Summary of Content: The document states that Michael Elliott agrees with Robert Livingston, Jr. "to do all such work in the carpenter & wheel wright trade, as shall be required of him" at the forge at Maryburgh on the Manor of Livingston. Elliott also agrees to let his sons work on the forge, and to board freemen or enslaved people when asked. Also signed and sealed by Robert Livingston, Jr.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: ContractArtisansLaborIndustryChildren and FamilySlaveryAfrican American HistoryLandlord and Tenant

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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