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Elliott, Michael (fl. 1767-1790) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: request to hire Tim Loomis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03361 Author/Creator: Elliott, Michael (fl. 1767-1790) Place Written: Maryburgh, [?] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1777/05/30 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 25.7 x 20.2 cm

Summary of Content: Michael Elliott states that he is in great need of an extra worker at the iron works, and asks if he may hire Tim Loomis. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Letter of Introduction or RecommendationIndustryLabor

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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