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Collection Reference Number GLC03107.03348
From Archive Folder The Livingston Family Papers [083] 1776 
Title Gilbert Livingston to his cousin, Robert Livingston re: examining rivers and forts
Date 25 July 1776
Author Livingston, Gilbert (1718-1789)  
Additional authors Paulding, William (fl. 1776)
Recipient Livingston, Robert  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description The letter is signed by both Gilbert Livingston and William Paulding. Gilbert writes that he has just returned from "the Forts" where he examined the rivers at Montgomery and Constitution, and has found that the site at Constitution is preferable for settling a fort. Both Gilbert and William Paulding send Robert instructions for making an iron chain from his iron works; and add that the Forts are in high spirits, but low on artillery.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Military History  Fortification  Artillery  Continental Army  Building Construction  Industry  
People Livingston, Gilbert (1718-1789)  Livingston, Robert (1708-1790)  Paulding, William (fl. 1776)  
Place written Poughkeepsie, New York
Theme Industry; The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Livingston Family Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859