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Graham, James (fl. 1679-1700) to Robert Livingston re: potential for a war with the Indians in New England

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00559 Author/Creator: Graham, James (fl. 1679-1700) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 March 1700 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 30.2 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Graham was in New York "to attend the business of the supreme court." Taking the opportunity to forward the news of new Colonial Governor Hamilton's arrival in New York, Graham also writes of the troubles in New England: "Accordingly they are very apprehensive of an Indian warr in N England and have raised men which they have sent to the east ward for their security it is Conceived that our Indians are in Concert with them but that is a point must be tenderly managed." Docketed on address leaf.

Full Transcript: New York, 29 March 1700
D[ea]r Sir
Being Now in town to attend the business of the Supreme Court Where There is much to doe but I am very Little ...Interested in it such advantages I have by being so zealous for the governmt. I mett with the Inclosed at the post office which will Confirm to you those good tydeings my Last brought you. Coll Hamilton is Just arrived in a week from Boston. I perceive he is in a Close freindship with my Lord and that my Lord is disposed to have our differenses healed and will on his return hither Imploy himself Accordingly They are very aprehensive of an Indian warr in N England and have raised men which they have sent to the eastward for their security it is Conceived that our Indians are in Concert with them but that is a point must be tenderly managed I suppose you and your Brother Schyler will have an Express from his L[or]dship which will give you a full acct of every thing: Coll Hamilton tells me his L[or]dship beginns to have some favorable thoughts againe of me and lays the stress of his displesure upon my not Concurring with him in the Act for vacateing grants and at the same time would Insinuate that upon the memoriall I gave him [on] that matter was grounded. When I have truth and [Inocency] on my side I Little fear my adversarys tho I suffer much being slighted and despised by both partys all persons but my self haveing their hands full of business and I as the trouble to be from my family spending of money. I will have a Little patiense hopeing all things may succeed to good purpose you being freed from your dificultys [& when] you Enjoy the delights of your family pray give my service to your Lady and be Confident that I am with great Esteem your affec[tionate] freind & ser[vant]

Ja[mes] Grahame
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Albany 6 Apl 1700 James Grahams letter from N Yorke
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To The Honorable Robert Livinston Esqr of his Maj[est]ys Councill at Albany Present

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People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728
Hamilton, Andrew, d. 1703

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryJudiciaryGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryRecruitment

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