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Alexander, William (1726-1783) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: appointment of Lord Louden to commander in chief

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02967 Author/Creator: Alexander, William (1726-1783) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1756/05/14 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 31.7 x 19.9 cm

Summary of Content: William writes that Lord Louden was appointed commander-in-chief in America, but it is uncertain if he will travel immediately. He also states that General Shirley is moving to Jamaica. Docketed on address leaf.

People: Alexander, William, 1726-1783

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsMilitary HistoryImmigration and MigrationCaribbean

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