Hunt, Loise Livingston. Memoir of Mrs. Edward Livingston, with Letters Hitherto Unpublished

Hunt, Loise Livingston. Memoir of Mrs. Edward Livingston, with Letters Hitherto Unpublished

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Hunt, Loise Livingston. Memoir of Mrs. Edward Livingston, with Letters Hitherto Unpublished. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1886. 1st Edition. Olive cloth, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2, 182 clean pp., tight, publisher's catalogue, church library bookplate, light wear at head of spine. Good. Hardcover.  [280] $25.00

"In June 1805 [Edward Livingston] married Madame Louise Moreau de Lassy, a widow 19 years of age, whose maiden name was d'Avezac de Castera, and who was a refugee in New Orleans from the Haitian Revolution. She was a woman of extraordinary beauty and intellect, and she is said to have greatly influenced her husband's public career. Louise d'Avezac Livingston's brother was Auguste Davezac." - wikipedia.

The life of the second wife of Edward Livingston (1764-1836), a native of Columbia County, New York, and an influential jurist and Congressman. Livingston served in Congress as a reprentative of both New York and Louisiana. He is credited with drafting the Louisiania Civil Code of 1825.