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Burnet, William (1688-1729) to the Commissioners for Indian Affairs re: admission of new Commissioners

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02156 Author/Creator: Burnet, William (1688-1729) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Letter Date: 1724/06/20 Pagination: 2p.+ docket 23.1 x 18.2 cm

Summary of Content: Burnet instructs the Commissioners to receive payment from Philip Livington for the transport of an enslaved person to Captain Hicks in Virginia. He also instructs them to admit Henry Renslaer and David van Dyck as new Commissioners for Indian Affairs. Signature is missing due to damage.

People: Burnet, William, 1688-1729
Livingston, Philip, 1686-1749

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryGovernment and CivicsFinanceRunaway SlaveFugitive Slave ActSlaveryAfrican American History

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