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Livingston, Peter Robert to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: trial of uncle Philip, (1716-1778) Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03200 Author/Creator: Livingston, Peter Robert Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1769/05/01 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 23.3 x 18.5 cm

Summary of Content: Peter Robert states that his uncle Philip's trial has been postponed, and describes a speech given in defense of Philip in which the speaker "showed the great injustice it would be to that Hause to turn out a member on an Act that never had yett passed." Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: LawGovernment and CivicsPoliticsElection

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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