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    [John Livingston]. Eight Letters and Documents Related to the Livingston Family, all dated between 1771 and 1791. Some foxing and minor fold separations to certain letters and documents. The letters in the collection are addressed to several members of the Livingston family including John Livingston, Peter Livingston, Robert G. Livingston Jr., Robert R. Livingston, William S. Livingston, John R. Livingston, B. Livingston and Robert C. Livingston. One particular letter was written on March 31, 1782, from Tho. Tillotson to J. R. Livingston concerning peace in the "American War." In part: "I am obliged to break through the economical system to comply with the request of you Mama, who informs me that you write her word that she did not account for the money, Cockbush sent you, which happened to come immediately under my notice; as it settled in the order for fifty dollars, that she gave me on you, that, a piece of linnen & the paying for the sleigh, which you were to settle for -- the chancellor has been with us for some time, but leaves us in a few days -- I give you joy on the flattering prospects of a peace next campaign & the acquisition we have made in the House of Commons for rescinding the American War."

    Another letter from Robert G. Livingston, dated September 26, 1771, reads in part: "I expect in the course of a few weeks from this date a vast variety of European & East India Goods calculated for the approaching season . . . for it's not a large profit I seek but a safe connection." Another letter was written in New York dated 1776 concerning the business activities and account of Philip Van Ranselaer.

    Also included is an arrest warrant for Jacobus Feller for trespassing signed by B. Livingston. In part the warrant reads, "The people of the State of New York, to the sheriff of the City of New York, GREETING We command you that you take Jacobus Feller. If he shall be found within your Bailiwick, and him safely keep, so that you have his body before the Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen of the City of New York at the next Court of Common Pleas called the Mayor's Court, to be held at the Court-house of the said City."


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