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Livingston, Peter Robert to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: uproar in the City

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03228 Author/Creator: Livingston, Peter Robert Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1770/01/22 Pagination: 1p. + docket 30.3 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: Peter Robert states that there has been great turmoil in the City since some British soldiers attempted to cut down the liberty pole. A number of skirmishes between citizens and soldiers resulted, with some blood shed, and Peter Robert notes that men are no longer safe in their own houses. He also mentions a proposed bill that would prevent the Manor from voting for County members.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: ElectionRebellionSons of LibertyLibertyMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMobs and RiotsPoliticsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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