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Livingston, Henry to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: war with France

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02699 Author/Creator: Livingston, Henry Place Written: London, [England] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1744/03/05 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 22.8 x 18.7 cm Order a Copy

Henry writes that there is a possibility of a French invasion of England, but notes that the English fleet is so well fortified that the French would be utterly foolish to attempt an attack. In terms of the progression of the war, Henry believes that the English have had the most victories. He also notes that the Roman Catholics are being forced to leave London. Docketed on address leaf.

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