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Livingston, Philip (1686-1749) to Abraham Van Hoorn

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03652 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip (1686-1749) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 May 1729 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 22.5 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the patenting of Indian lands in New York. Expresses concerns that their "adversaries Mr. Rutgers Bleeker & Compy. design to take in more Land than they purchased from the Natives." Discusses what actions they should take to protect their interests.

People: Livingston, Philip, 1686-1749
Van Hoorn, Abraham, 1675-1741

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Land TransactionAmerican Indian HistoryForgery and FraudFinance

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