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Livingston, John to Robert Livingston re: fear of attacks from French and Indians

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00920 Author/Creator: Livingston, John Place Written: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1712/06/21 Pagination: 3p. + docket 19.3 x 15.3 cm

Summary of Content: John writes to inform his father that he is currently stationed with 600 men and officers, who are awaiting news from England regarding how they are to settle the garrison. The situation is tense due to the threat of a French and Indian attack, and he even notes that a few men have been shot for desertion. He also requests that his father assist him in purchasing the commissions of either Capt. [Wimes] of Ingolesbey if they are able to sell them.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMilitary HistoryCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFortificationDesertionDeath PenaltyOffice SeekerFinanceMilitary Law

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