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D.Witt, Petrus (fl. 1749) to Philip Livingston re: sale and purchase of wheat

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02487 Author/Creator: D.Witt, Petrus (fl. 1749) Place Written: Manor of Livingston, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1749/01/23 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 32.6 x 20.9 cm

Summary of Content: D.Witt informs Philip of various business matters on the Manor. He warns Philip that a certain Mr. Hoffman sells his wheat most dishonestly, and strives only to make things difficult for them. D.Witt also notes that the dam at So[d]us is nearly completed, and he advises Philip to employ some German workers to finish the job.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceFinanceWheatForgery and FraudImmigration and MigrationLaborInfrastructure

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