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Livingston, Philip to Robert Livingston re: sale of Alida Schuyler's house

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02114 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1714/05/12 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 31.9 x 20.5 cm

Summary of Content: Philip describes his unsuccessful attempts to sell Alida Schuyler's house, which is old and poorly kept. He also wishes his father the best of luck in obtaining his warrants and salary, but acknowledges that it will continue to be a most difficult endeavor. P.2 contains a copy of a letter from the Commissioners to the Governor, 13 May 1714, Albany. The letter discusses an upcoming meeting of all Indians at Onondaga, and that the Indians were warned not to inform a single white man of this event. The Commissioners fear a clandestine plot, and therefore send a spy to inform them of the proceedings. P.3 is a letter from Philip Livingston to Robert Livingston, 16 May 1714, Albany. Philip further discusses the sale of a house. Docketed on address leaf.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728
Livingston, Philip, 1686-1749

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryLand TransactionWomen's HistoryFinanceChildren and FamilyGovernment and CivicsSpyingDiplomacyCommerce

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