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Jamison, David (fl. 1691-1717) to Robert Livingston re: possibility or war, conflict at sea

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00912 Author/Creator: Jamison, David (fl. 1691-1717) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1712/04/09 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 21.5 x 15.7 cm

Summary of Content: Jamison explains how Parliament is currently divided over the issue of going to war, and states that some man of wars have already arrived in Amerca. He also talks describes a violent conflict where a ship was taken for ransom, and some men were left dead, wounded, or missing. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Military HistoryNavyGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPrivateeringPiratesInjury or WoundDeathBattleFrance

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