Henry Livingston, Sr.
Henry Livingston's Letters

A Packet of Old Letters
Dutchess County Year Book Volume 6, 1921, p.51

Henry Livingston Esq. in Poghkeepsie

Mr. Livingston
I've Sent you your Son, and hope he will be ready for a Return by the 25th of this Instant May and in the Mean Time pray that he may exercisxe himself in his Accidence, to review it and I don't care how much he writes, tho he will easily make a Writer -- I should be glad you could Send to New York for Beza's Latin Testament, & a Jersey College Latin Grammar, both to be had at Mr. Parkers the Printers -- for he has lost his Latin Grammar. -- I design Next Week for New England, God Willing, and hope to be ready for my School again by the Time appointed--

I've Sent you up your Tragedies, that I borrowed, for which I heartily thank you. I've also Sent you to peruse the piece you Desired about the Church of England--

I might add did not Time forbid, but Concluding with proper Regards to your self and Spouse from me and mine, I remain your Sincere Friend, most obedient and Very humble Servt

Chaun. Graham
Rumbout, May 2, 1752

Mr. Graham, a New Englander, was pastor for some thirty years of the English-speaking Presbyterian congbregation at Brinckerhoffville, Dutchess County, and conducted there a school also. Judged by his evident intelligence, his interest in good books and his desire for his pupils' improvement in the rudiments of grammar and Latin, it is clear that Mr. Graham's acquirements were superior to the Dutchess County average and that the sons of Henry Livingston were in good hands.
"A Packet of Old Letters" (Year Book Dutchess County Historical Society, Vol. 6, 1921)


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