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Livingston, Henry (1753-1823) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: passing of the Regulating Act

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03366 Author/Creator: Livingston, Henry (1753-1823) Place Written: Wethersfield, [Conn.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1778/03/13 Pagination: 1p. + docket 19.8 x 18.8 cm

Summary of Content: Henry tells his father that the Connecticut Assembly just passed the Regulating Act with a slim majority, and it seems as if most people have a great contempt for it.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Government and CivicsLawMilitary HistoryRevolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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