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Nanfan, John (fl. 1688-1702) to Robert Livingston re: congratulations on return from Indian Mission

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00596 Author/Creator: Nanfan, John (fl. 1688-1702) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1700/05/25 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 31 x 19.6 cm

Summary of Content: Nanfan welcomes Livingston's return to Albany, after having been on a mission to the Onondaga tribe in an effort to maintain peaceful relations between the tribe and the colony. Nanfan then further writes that Governor Nicholson, while aboard the frigate 'Shoram Prize,' captured a pirate and "rescued a great many good vessels he had taken," releasing three English prisoners taken by the Pirate. Docketed on address leaf.

People: Nanfan, John, fl. 1688-1702
Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryDiplomacyGovernment and CivicsPiratesMaritimePrisonerPeace

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