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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.

Summary of Content: 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.

People: Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813
Livingston, John Robert, 1755-1851

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsNavyRevolutionary War GeneralChildren and Family

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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