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Livingston, Robert Livingston & Schuyler's Remonstrance for Actions at his Majestys Council

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00607 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1701/03/31 Pagination: 5 p. + docket 33.4 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Robert Livingston and Peter Schuyler, having been summoned to a memorial service held upon the death of the Earl of Bellomont, travelled to New York where (with the absence of the Lieutenant Governor) the Council illegally invited Coll Smith to become President of the Council. This remonstrance is an apology for misreading the situation and for having acted so. Document signed by both Schuyler and Livingston.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsPoliticsDeath

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