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Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Memorial to Sidney Godolphin re: repayment of Livingston's salary

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00727 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Place Written: Whitehall [London, England] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1704/11/23 Pagination: 2 p. + docket 28.5 x 18 cm

Summary of Content: Petition addressed to Lord Treasurer, Sidney Godolphin in which Livingston explains that his post as Secretary of Indian Affairs is a military and not a civil post, thus making it legally sound to pay his salary out of the military fund.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728
Godolphin, Sidney, 1645-1712

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryFinanceGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryPetition

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