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Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: dissatisfaction with politics

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03278 Author/Creator: Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1773/05/29 Pagination: 1p. + docket 33.3 x 20.6 cm

Summary of Content: James Duane describes how he is overwhelmed with his business at the moment, and airs some frustrations regarding New York's political situation:"Timidity has induced the Colony to make a most unreasonable sacrifice to the Massachusett's bay. I fear these people will spread over the whole continent and however pleased they may be with themselves, they will not mind the political or relijious principls-if Candour and Truth are Religious principles-." He notes, however, that he must be patient and "stick to my Law."

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: LawPoliticsGovernment and CivicsReligionImmigration and MigrationBoundary or Property Dispute

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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