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Graham, James (fl. 1679-1700) to Robert Livingston re: governmental disturbances in New York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00059 Author/Creator: Graham, James (fl. 1679-1700) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1681/06/08 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 30 x 19.1 cm

Summary of Content: Graham mentions civil disturbances occurring in New York, including the treatment of the mayor who "Continues still in Confinement." Graham also discusses having "ord'd 40000 men to be ready at [the Duke of York's] disposall." Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Mobs and RiotsGovernment and CivicsPrisonerMilitary HistoryRebellionPolitics

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