Livingston, Robert (1746-1813) to John R. Livingston
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08918 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1746-1813) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 February 1780 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 24 x 19.5 cm. Order a Copy
Writes to his brother to the war-time intelligence. Discusses the Spanish, who "have possessed themselves of all British settlements upon the Mississippi and are probably by this time in possession of St Augustine or Pensacola, or both as they had equipped a formidable squadron with 2000 land troops." Also speculates on speculation concerning the whereabouts of Sir Henry Clinton's fleet. Discusses family matters, including possible relocations.
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