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Sharpas, William to Robert Livingston re: news of the wars of Europe

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00655 Author/Creator: Sharpas, William Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1701/11/24 Pagination: 3 p. + docket 21.2 x 17.2 cm

Summary of Content: Sharpas writes first of Lord Cornbury's impending arrival in New York, with his retinue including his wife and children, Mr. Honan his private secretary, and Coll Richard Ingoldsby. He then writes of the war which was ongoing in Europe, in which King Willliam travelled to Holland with an army, the Swedish army (led by the young Swede king) defeated the Saxon army near Riga, and a rout of the French by the Italians (in which 13,000 Frenchmen were killed and "54 pieces of Cannon" were taken).

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryGovernment and CivicsChildren and FamilyTravelFranceBattleArtillery

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