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Povey, John Reinstatement of Livingston as Secretary for Indian Affairs [copy]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00703 Author/Creator: Povey, John Place Written: St. James' Court [England] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 170[4]/01/11 Pagination: 2 p. + docket 29.6 x 18.5 cm

Summary of Content: Findings of the Lords of Trade and Plantations, supplemented with Queen Anne's orders that "the Governor or Commander in Chieff of her Majesties Province of New York for ye time being, is to give ye necessary Directions for Restoring and Readmitting the Petr into his office without further Delay."

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728
Anne, Queen of Great Britain, 1665-1714

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryGovernment and CivicsFinancePetition

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