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Livingston requests that cargo of a sloop sailing from South Carolina to New York be insured.

(Deducing by the date of this item, the author/creator is neither of the father and son Robert Livingstons, the latter known as a founding father of the U.S.)


So Carolina 19 March 1734

Messrs Stork and Gainsborough

Genl. Whereas I have Laden in the Sloop Little Garret William Dover master for New York in in Rice [?] Amounting to one thousand five hundred and ninety two pounds and five pence South Carolina Currency on Acct of Garrit and Cornelius Van Horne and by their Order to me I Desire you Order Insurance on on the Cargo Laden in Said Sloop Little Garrit William Dover Master at and from South Carolina to New York the Sum of Two hundred twenty five pound Sterlingon Acct of Said Garrit and Cornelius Van Horne_

And on [?] Sloop Little Garrit William Dover Master at and from South Carolina to New York the Sum of one hundred pounds Sterling and that on Acct of Cornelius Van Horne only.

They advise me that they have Wrought You on the Same Subject, and you Compliance with Advice to Them Will much oblige

Sir, YE. H. Servt

Robert Livingston

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South Carolina


United States


Robert Livingston, Stork and Gainsborough, Storke, Stork, Gainsborough, sloop, cargo, Sloop Little Garrit William Dover Master, Sloop William Garrit, William Dover

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Cultural History | Economic History | History | Insurance | United States History


Wofford College



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Letter from Robert Livingston to Messieurs Storke and Gainsborough of London, written March 19, 1734 from South Carolina.



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