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Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Petition to John Nanfan re: explanation of an incomplete account summary

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00629 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1701/09/02 Pagination: 3 p. + docket 31.2 x 19.8 cm

Summary of Content: Livingston petitioned with an explanation as to the incompleteness of an accounting of all payments received from the Provincial Government for the previous seventeen years. This report remained incomplete, according to Livingston, due to unforseeable circumstances including the death of the Earl of Bellomont, negotiations with the "Indians of the 5 nations as Secretary to the Indian affairs," and a summons to sit in the Assembly upon the absence of the Lt. Governor. He also requests that the warrants which were deemed "frivilous" be reinstated, and finally requests an auditor to be appointed to verify the veracity of his petition and end the "violent method of proceeding against the Petitioner."

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728
Nanfan, John, fl. 1688-1702

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryPetitionGovernment and CivicsFinanceDeathMilitary HistoryMilitary ProvisionsMerchants and TradeCommerce

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