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Nanfan, John (fl. 1688-1702) to Peter Schuyler re: the fort at Albany

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02067 Author/Creator: Nanfan, John (fl. 1688-1702) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1701/11/03 Pagination: 3p. + docket 31.4 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: Nanfan asks for information regarding the construction of the fort at Albany, and gives instructions to stock it with firewood for the winter. He also requestst that Robert Livingston be sent to Albany to expedite a matter in Indian affairs.

People: Nanfan, John, fl. 1688-1702
Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryFortificationBuilding ConstructionMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCanadaFrance

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