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Robert C. Livingston wrote from New York to John Kean, address not included.He had so far been unable to sell John's indigo. He gave some to Mr. Nixen at Burking Slip to try and sell. It was hard to sell because there was so much at market. Mr. Jay, Mr. Moses had been having a similar problem. He sent more Mr. Sebring and Mr. Van Wyck on the Albany dock to try and barter for NY Rum, tow cloth or Bohea Tea. He said that cotton sells well for exportation to England. He thanks John for consulting with him on the rice land in Georgia Robert was thinking of buying. The last page had news of their family and friends, Philip Livingston was elected Senator to New York Legislature, John M. Livingston married Miss McEvers, and Mr. J. Wilkes is to marry Miss Seton. He also mentioned Mr. Crukshank would forward John's furniture when it is finished


Robert Cambridge Livingston (1742-1794)


John Kean (1756-1795)

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New York, NY


Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Robert C. Livingston to John Kean, June 3, 1789


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