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Livingston, Robert, Jr., et al Marriage contract between Robert Livingston, Jr. and Gertrude Schuyler

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03070 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert, Jr., et al Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1766/09/22 Pagination: 7p. + docket 32.1 x 20.4 cm

Summary of Content: The indenture, presided over by Peter Du Bois, makes provisions for the welfare of Robert Livingston, Jr.'s intended wife, Gertrude Schuyler, if Robert, Jr. should die before her. Signed by Robert Livingston, Jr., Gertrude Schuyler, and Peter Du Bois.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: MarriageWomen's HistoryContractEstate

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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