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Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: political follies of Philip,(1716-1778) Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03205 Author/Creator: Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1769/06/01 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 29.2 x 18.2 cm

Summary of Content: Duane states "With real Concern I observe your uneasiness at the Turn in the political world to the disadvantage of our Family," but states that Philip, (1716-1778) Livingston is to blame for his troubles in the legislature. According to Duane, "I say My Uncle Joined the presbeterean party; because whetehr he meant to do it or not, his Conduct had that Colour - of Consequence he was opposed in that Character." Duane sympathizes with the family's turmoil, and finds it most unfortunate that a man as capable as his uncle Philip has severely damaged his public reputation. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: LawGovernment and CivicsElectionReligionPolitics

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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