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Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Livingston's Petition to Lord high Treasurer Sidney L Godolphin

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00704 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Place Written: [London, England] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 170[4]/03/16 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 31.8 x 20 cm

Livingston petitions for the issuance of "nine years Salary" as Secretary of Indian affairs in an effort to continue to victual the forces at Albany.

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