Mar 21, 2019 - Sale 2502

Sale 2502 - Lot 18

Price Realized: $ 715
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
LIVINGSTON, ROBERT R. Autograph Letter Signed, "Rob'tR Livingston," to James Monroe, inquiring on behalf of the author, Helen Maria Williams, whether The Political and Confidential Correspondence of Louis XVI has been published in England. 1 page, 8vo, with integral address leaf; faint scattered staining, horizontal folds. Np, [1803-04?]

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"Miss Williams is very much interested to know whether her edition of the letters of Louis 16th is printed in England. Will you be so obliging as to enable me to inform her as she can get the information thro' no other channel."
At the time of writing, Livingston was in France, likely serving as U.S. Minister to that country while he negotiated the Louisiana Purchase and performed other duties; Monroe was in London, likely serving as U.S. Minister to the United Kingdom.