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Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: Congress to stay in New York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03569 Author/Creator: Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1785/01/06 Pagination: 4p. 19.9 x 16.1 cm

Summary of Content: James Duane names the men appointed by Congress to be Federal Court judges, and notes that he is responsible for preparing the opening of the court, which he expects to be a difficult task. Duane also states that Congress has adjourned to New York, and he expects "this Measure will be of advantage to the City & State by making it for a season - perhaps a long one - the Center of the Union, and by increasing a Circulation of Specie, and the consumption at Market." Docketed on p.4.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceFinanceGovernment and CivicsContinental CongressCongressJudiciaryCoins and Currency

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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