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Lawrence, Robert (b. 1692?) [An Act for making Current seventy thousand Pounds in Bills of Credit for adjusting his Majesty and the Neighboring Colonies to dispossess the French from his Majesty's Land on or near the River Ohio, and for providing a fund for the Defense of the Frontiers...]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00276 Author/Creator: Lawrence, Robert (b. 1692?) Place Written: New Jersey Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 17 October 1754 Pagination: 24 p. ; 37 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Fair copy of the act passed by the New Jersey House of Representatives near the beginning of the French and Indian War. Passed with some amendments, the act was meant to raise revenue for expenses during the French and Indian War. The bills authorized seemed to have been revised prior to their actual issue. There are many textual corrections in the document. Lawrence was the Speaker of the House of the New Jersey Assembly.

People: Lawrence, Robert, b. 1692?

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: French and Indian WarAmerican Indian HistoryLawGovernment and CivicsFinanceEconomicsMilitary HistoryFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFrontiers and Exploration

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