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Livingston, William to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: refusal to grant passport to Philip Schuyler

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03430 Author/Creator: Livingston, William Place Written: Trenton, [New Jersey] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1782/04/22 Pagination: 3p. + addr. 34 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: William states that he may not oblige his sister's request to grant Philip Schuyler passage to New York and explains: "I have never given any permission for a person to return into this State who had voluntarily left our lines to go into those of the enemy, as I am informed this Gentleman has done." He also believes that they will not have peace by the Summer, "But next Spring, I believe we must have it, as the people of England, among many other reasons that inspire that hope, are turning Liberty-boys in shoals, and are determined, whether the royal Fool will hear or not, to beseige his throne with petitions and remonstrances against the farther prosecution of the war." Docketed on address leaf.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPetitionPoliticsLoyalistChildren and FamilyWomen's History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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