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Borland, John (1660-1727) to Philip Livingston

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02402 Author/Creator: Borland, John (1660-1727) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 April 1712 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Borland writes that he is saddened by news of a "such a villannous Murther by ye Negros and Indians att York." Docketed on address leaf.

People: Livingston, Philip, 1686-1749.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, African American History, Slavery, Death, Crime, Criminals and Outlaws

Sub Era: Slavery