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Livingston, Robert R. (1718-1775) [The Petition of Michael Theyser of the City of New York, Innkeeper]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02503.12 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert R. (1718-1775) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 12 April 1764 Pagination: 2 p. ; 31 x 19 cm.

Deposition accusing Joseph Northrop and several others of an assault on Theyser while attempting to unlawfully search his inn for a runaway (possibly an enslaved person).

Livingston was a member of the Stamp Act Congress.

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