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Livingston, William to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: warning of the character of Governor Pownal

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02985 Author/Creator: Livingston, William Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1757/06/13 Pagination: 1p. 31.2 x 21.5 cm

Summary of Content: William writes that he has enclosed a draft of a letter to Governor Pownel, and warns Robert Jr. that the Governor "is a man who would sacrifice any body to his own Interest, and cares for nobody any farther than he can make him subservient to his own ambition and Lust of Power." William believes that Governor Pownel will join the party of men intent upon challenging Robert, Jr.'s claim to the Manor of Livingston.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsCorruption and ScandalBoundary or Property DisputeLaw

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