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Lansing, John (1754-1829) to Henry Livingston (1753-1823) re: trying individuals for iron theft

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03767 Author/Creator: Lansing, John (1754-1829) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1784/06/08 Pagination: 2p. + addr. 23.5 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: John Lansing, Jr. writes that it would be difficult to try two individuals as accessories to the theft of some iron, and therefore advises Henry not to do so on account of a lack of evidence. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: LawCrimeCriminals and OutlawsIndustry

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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