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Livingston, Robert to the Governor and Council of Boston re: war with French, Jacob Leisler

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02032 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Letter Date: 1690/06/18 Pagination: 4p. 30.4 x 19.2 cm

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Summary of Content: The letter discusses the current situation in Albany with regard to the war with the French. It also explains the calamity of Jacob Leisler's authority, and the immediate need for a new Governor of Albany and New York. P.4 contains a note to Dirk Wessels in Dutch. Letter marked as a copy. Docketed on verso.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryCanadaPoliticsFranceRebellion

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