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    Livingston Family Archive. A good collection of 20 documents signed by or concerning members of the noted Livingston family of New York and New Jersey -- one of the most influential and prominent political families in early America. The collection includes a wide variety of members of the family and many concern some of the more important names in early New York history, including John Livingston D.S., 1 page, 8" x 12.5", New York, June 4, 1772 endorsing an account from the estate of Abraham De Peyster. Livingston notes the receipt of £70 from Philip Livingston, Leonard Lispenard, Henry Holland and William Bayard; Maturin Livingston A.L.S., 2 pages, 7.5" x 13", [n.p.] March 17, 1801 to Robert Livingston informing the latter about the death of Mary Livingston, wife of Secretary of State, Edward Livingston. Mary's demise was "supposed the Scarlet Fever". Fold separations; Philip Livingston (1686-1749) A.D.S., 1 page, 13" x 8", [n.p.] July 10, 1725 to January 1726/7 approving an accounting between him and Abraham Truex for a variety of dry goods and luxury items. Weak at folds with partial separation. John Robert Livington A.L.S., 1page, 8" x 13", Red Hook, July 16, 1799 to Stephen Lusk explaining the difficulties in collecting notes due him and threats from his creditors. John R. Livingston A.L.S. 2 pages, 8" x 13", Boston, January 17, 1781 to Robert Livingston concerning accounts. Henry W. Livingston A.L.S., 2 pages, [n.p.] January 12, 1799 to William Tilghman in Philadelphia thanking him for the reports on rents collected on Livingston properties in Philadelphia and proposing that they sell jointly-held property in New Jersey. William Livingston Manuscript D.S., 2 pages, 8" x 13", Londonderry, New Hampshire, July 18, 1763, an indenture for saw mill and 2 acres of land. A rare autograph from the New Hampshire branch of the family. Weak folds repaired with tape. Robert Livingston, Jr. A.D.S., 1 page, 8" x 13", New York, [1718/9], an order of the Mayor's Court concerning a debt. Gilbert Livingston A.D.S., 1 page, 8" x 13", Poughkeepsie, New York, Aug. 8, 1804 a summons to appear at the surrogate's office concerning an estate matter. Peter Livingston A.L.S., 1 page, 8" x 13", "Manor Livingston", Dec. 21, 1774 concerning the estate of "Capt. Ogden". John Robert Livingston A.D.S., 2 pages, 12.5" x 8", [n.p.] 1779 concerning his account with Robert Livingston and directed to him on the integral address leaf at Clermont. Catherine Livingston, A.D.S., 1 page, [n.p.], March 1, 1810 an indenture for a farm laborer. Philip W. Livingston A.L.S., 1 page, 8" x 13", "Blue Store", August 22, 1792 to Leonard Gansevoort at Albany interceding for his brother Moncrid, who was to be sued for debt; Peter R. Livingston A.L.S., 1 page 8" x 13", New York, August 8, 1767 concerning a minister who had fallen out of favor.; Peter R. Livingston A.L.S., 1 page, 8" x 13" New York, Sept. 2, 1767 concerning finance, "...Our Markets very Dull for want of Cash..."; Robert Livingston A.D.S., 1 page, 8.5" x 13", New York, 1717, a court document concerning a suit for debt; William Smith Livingston A.L.S., 1 page, 8" x 12", [New York], August 15,1792 concerning a lawsuit; Margaret Livingston Tillotson A.L.S., 2 pages,7.5" x 12", [n.p.] January 2, [1785] to John R. Livingston concerning family matters; Gilbert Livingston A.L.S., 1 page, 8" x 13", Poughkeepsie, June 4, 1779 to "Fischer, Esq. commissary of Stores, at Claverac Landing, Albany" reporting that "Capt. Richee left the landing this morning...inadvertently took with him the baggage I had on board..." John R. Livingston A.L.S., 1 page, 7.5" x 13", Barry Town, July 13, 1835, concerning a charge of fraud. Together (20) twenty pieces. Henry E. Luhrs Collection

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