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Burnet, William (1688-1729) to Robert Livingston re: possession of the land called Niagara

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02143 Author/Creator: Burnet, William (1688-1729) Place Written: [Catskill, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1721/01/[01] Pagination: 1p. + docket 29.9 x 19.2 cm

Summary of Content: Burnet asks Livingston if the Senecas gave the land called Niagara to the English while Coll, Thomas Dongan was still in office, and before the French conquered that territory. He asks that either Livingston or his son look through the old records of Indian Affairs to see if such a proposition was ever made.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728
Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715
Burnet, William, 1688-1729

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLand TransactionBoundary or Property DisputeTreaty

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