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Livingston, Robert to all Constables and Officers of Albany and New York re: order to arrest 2 men

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00929 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: Manor of Livingston, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1712/07/08 Pagination: 1p. + docket 32.2 x 20.7 cm

Summary of Content: Livingston gives the names and descriptions of two men, John Symons and Sam Samson, who are guilty of stealing wheat and money from him. He orders that all officials watch for the two criminals so that they may be arrested and properly dealt with.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: CrimeCriminals and OutlawsLawFinanceWheat

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