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Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: seditious uprisings in the City

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03235 Author/Creator: Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 February 1770 Pagination: 2p 33 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Duane states that "We are now run mad with Faction & party; not in defense of our Common Rights, but against each other," and criticizes the seditious plots that seem to proliferate at the moment. He explains that he lives in constant fear of violent uprising, and advises Robert, Jr. and his family to disassociate themselves from any seditious characters.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: RebellionSons of LibertyLibertyMobs and RiotsCivil RightsGovernment and CivicsPolitics

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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