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Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) to Lord Nottingham re: French intrusions, William and Mary

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00182 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1690/03/27 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Livingston writes imploring assistance from England in repulsing the incursions into New York made by the French and their Indian allies. He also sends news of Albany's joyful reaction to the crowning of William and Mary, and the news of Jacob Leisler's requests that Albany submit to his command. Livingston forwards news of the massacre at Schenectady as well.

People: William III, King of Great Britain, 1650-1702.
Mary II, Queen of Great Britain, 1662-1694.
Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728.
Leisler, Jacob, ca. 1640-1691.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, Massacre, Military History, France, Government and Civics, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Rebellion, Politics, Atrocity, Death

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