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Holland, Henry (fl. 1721) to Robert Livingston re: unfair practices in trade with the Indians

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02144 Author/Creator: Holland, Henry (fl. 1721) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1721/06/16 Pagination: 1p. + docket 20.8 x 18.8 cm

Summary of Content: Holland complains of unfair trading practices with the Indians, and asks that an act be passed requiring all suspected traders to exonerate themselves on oath. He notes that this is the only way to maintain fair and regulated trade.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMerchants and TradeCommerceLawOath

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