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Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: supporting political representation from the Manor

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03202 Author/Creator: Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1769/05/17 Pagination: 3p. + docket 29.5 x 18.6 cm

Summary of Content: Duane states that it has come to his attention that James DeLancey proposed a motion that would prohibit the Manor of Livingston from sending a representative to the state legislature, claiming that it violated a previously un-enforced law. Duane expresses his outrage at such an idea and notes that "the Inhabitants of the Manor hold that priviledge by as good a Tenure as any Freeholders of any Country." He states plans to petition against the motion, and assures Robert, Jr. of his support throughout the dispute.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: LawGovernment and CivicsPoliticsElectionPetition

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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