Jamison, David (fl. 1691-1717) to Robert Livingston re: news from New York
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00654 Author/Creator: Jamison, David (fl. 1691-1717) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1701/11/24 Pagination: 4 p. 30.9 x 18.9 cm
Jamison sends word of Lord Cornbury's ill-fated first voyage to the colonies (the ship being forced to return to Plymouth, England when it lost its masts), as well as of a war in Europe in which Germany is fighting France and Sweden is fighting both Denmark and Russia ("the Saxons & Muscovites"). He also writes of a great offense to the Chief Justice of the province, and of legal machinations occuring over John Livingston's importation of (illegal) wine & brandy. Docketed on verso.
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