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Livingston, Walter (1740-1797) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: report of affairs in Canada

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03346 Author/Creator: Livingston, Walter (1740-1797) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1776/06/12 Pagination: 2p. 33.2 x 21.1 cm

Summary of Content: Walter writes that their Commanding Officer behaved most cowardly at the battle at Cead[us] and allowed all of his men to be taken prisoner, while others were massacred by Indians. He notes that he has had conlficting accounts of the war in Canada, some relating despair, while others state that they will soon take Quebec. Walter also states that a good many soldiers are afflicted with small pox.

People: Livingston, Robert Jr., 1688-1775
Livingston, Walter, 1740-1797

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: EpidemicMedical HistoryAmerican Indian HistoryMilitary HistoryRevolutionary WarGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCanadaBraveryPrisoner of WarDeathMassacreHealth and MedicalDiseaseSmallpox

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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