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Hunter, Robert (1664-1734) to Robert Livingston re: matter with the Palatins

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00940 Author/Creator: Hunter, Robert (1664-1734) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1712/10/17 Pagination: 1p. + docket 31.9 x 19.6 cm

Summary of Content: Hunter explains how a ship carrying papers relating to the missing Palatins has gone ashore at Rhode Island. He anxiously awaits their arrival, so that he may address the criminal actions of the "wretched" Palatins.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Immigration and MigrationCrimeCriminals and OutlawsLaw

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