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Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) to Sidney Godolphin re: difficulties of returning home with money

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00726 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Place Written: Windsor, [England] Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1704/10/12 Pagination: 2 p. + docket 28.7 x 17.7 cm

Summary of Content: Copy of p.1 of GLC 3107.01.00725. Discusses inability to be paid salary for Secretary of Indian Affairs position without difficulties (dangerous voyages, bureaucratic entanglements, French privateers).

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728
Godolphin, Sidney, 1645-1712

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryGovernment and CivicsFinanceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDisasterMaritimeMilitary HistoryLawDebtFrancePrisonerPrivateering

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