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Livingston, Robert to Benjamin Fletcher re: protest against charges laid upon Livingston

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00360 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: New York, New York Type: Letter signed Date: 1697/06/01 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Livingston protests the accusations that he took part in "Concealing Letters delivered to me directed to your Excellency and said to be of Publick import."

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Government and Civics, Politics, Corruption and Scandal

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