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Pitkin, William to Robert Livingston re: news of events in England

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00221 Author/Creator: Pitkin, William Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1692/09/29 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 33 x 20.7 cm

Summary of Content: Pitkin sends thanks for all of Livingston's efforts on his behalf in the matter of runaway indentured servant Edward Blake. According to news picked up by Pitkin, the English have captured the French port city of St. Malo, complete with "very much shipping there," and King William's forces have defeated France at the Battle of Flanders. Pitkin claims that the deposed King James led a squadron of ships to Scotland, where they were defeated by a joint Anglo-Dutch fleet. Finally, Pitkin mentions a plan in which Captain Gilbert would lead a force of one thousand men into Canada to invade the French dominion. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: ServantIndentured ServantLawGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFranceMilitary HistoryGovernment and CivicsPoliticsNavyCanada

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