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Livingston, Robert Cambridge to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: decision regarding representation

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03225 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Cambridge Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1770/01/13 Pagination: 1p. + docket 31.7 x 20 cm

"DeNoyoll yesterday moved for leave to bring in a bill to Prevent the Bouroughs of Westchester, Schenectady, & the 3 Manors from having an exclusive right to vote for the Member that they each respectfully send; but that each freeholder in the County in which they are, shall have an equal voice for them; so that Albany in that case will send 5 members & WestChester County 4."

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