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Livingston, William (1723-1790) to Samuel Hayes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01150 Author/Creator: Livingston, William (1723-1790) Place Written: New Town, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 July 1777 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 33.5 x 22.5 cm.

Livingston, writing as the president of the New Jersey council of safety, sends Hayes a "List of disaffected Persons to be apprehended by Maj. Hay[e]s & his party, & to be sent to Morris Gaol [a jail]." The list appears on a separate page and contains the names of forty eight tories.

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