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Livingston, Robert Cambridge to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: congratulations on the repeal of the Stamp Act

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03065 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Cambridge Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1766/05/29 Pagination: 2p. + addr. 33.2 x 21.2 cm

"I congratulate you on the repeal of the most injurious, inconsistent and at the same time the most impolitick Act that perhaps ever a Kings Scoundrel invented or even thought of before- And I hope the news of it will be a means of subduing & crushing those restless, disorderly, & turbulent disposed miscreants, that have lately involved you into so much trouble and anxiety-"

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