Livingston, Robert, Jr. to "your Excellency" re: settling the line between Massachusetts and New York
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[Robert, Jr.] writes that now that his "Excellency" is the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony, he may finally resolve the violent boundary dispute between Massachusetts and New York. He adds that it is unfortunate that such hostilities persist between the two colonies, especially at a time when Great Britain is engulfed in a war with "a powerful enemy." He concludes: "And as to such a Settlement I am so far from any apprehensions about my title to what I possess that I would use my utmost Endeavours to Encourage & Expedite it; And if the Claim of the Massachusets Shall be found to Stand the test before a proper judicature, I must peaceably asquiese, but as to being dragoon'd out of my Estate, I shall always beg Leave to be excused."
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