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Livingston, Philip to Robert Livingston re: interest in an expedition

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00919 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1712/06/13 Pagination: 2p. 32.3 x 20.6 cm

Summary of Content: Philip discusses how difficult it is to purchase wheat at the moment, and also requests that his father volunteer him for a tentative expedition, as he is eager to find a profitable position. He concludes by stating his suspicions of the 5 Nations, who may be conspiring with the French to attack Christian settlers.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: ReligionWheatDiet and nutritionMilitary HistoryFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCanadaFinanceMilitary Provisions

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