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Collection Reference Number GLC03107.00588
From Archive Folder The Livingston Family Papers [027] July-December 1700 
Title Jannet Miller to Robert Livingston dissuading him from granting his blessing on his daughter Margaret marrying Samuel Vetch
Date 20 December 1700
Author Miller, Jannet (fl. 1700)  
Recipient Livingston, Robert  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Jannet Miller writes to her uncle in an effort to dissuade him from granting his blessing on his daughter Margaret marrying Samuel Vetch. Miller writes that Vetch is hated by "al his country and that for his evil deads." She then tells of young Robert's progress in his studies - "he is good conditioned and lovs to be incouraged" but is not yet ready "to make acquaintanc with any of the Scholars." Finally, Jannet requests that both Robert and Margaret favor her with letters, as her immediate family has dwindled in numbers to include only her mother and her cousin, young Robert. Docketed on verso.
Subjects Woman Author  Women's History  Marriage  Education  Children and Family  
People Miller, Jannet (fl. 1700)  Livingston, Robert (1654-1728)  Livingston, Margaret (1682-1758)  Vetch, Samuel (1668-1732)  
Place written Edinburgh, Scotland
Theme Women in American History; Education; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Livingston Family Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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