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Livingston, Philip (1686-1749) to Governor Burnet re: stroud trade with the 5 Nations [draft]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02160 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip (1686-1749) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Letter Date: 15 July 1725 Pagination: 2p. 32.6 x 20.6 cm

Summary of Content: The letter discusses a new act regulating the trade of the 5 Nations, and is expecially concerned with compelling the Indians to purchase strouds from the English.

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

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianGovernment and CivicsLawMerchants and TradeCommerceFranceCanadaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyTreatyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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