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Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) to Robert Livingston re: trial of John Taylo

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00864 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1688-1775) Place Written: Manor of Livingston, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1711/04/06 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 30.8 x 19.8 cm

Summary of Content: Robert Jr. explains how Peter Vroman has asked him to assist with putting John Taylor on trial for the crime of trespassing Mr. Vroman's orchard. Robert expresses some apprehension about the job, and asks his father to make contacts and procure books that may assist him with the case. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: LawCrimeBoundary or Property DisputeSurveying

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