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Unknown to his Excellency re: case with the merchants of London

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01704 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Letter Date: 1725/09/24 Pagination: 2p. 20.3 x 16.4 cm

Summary of Content: [Livingston] thanks the Governor for speaking against the merchants of London and how they have disrupted trade. He also discusses the trading situation with the Eastern Indians. On the bottom of p.2 is written: "To Evert Wendell Esq. attorney at Law These are to Impower you for me and in my name to sue George Wilson before any Court of Record within."

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsMerchants and TradeCommerceFinanceLaw

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