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Livingston, Robert Livingston's plan for victualling

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00442 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1698/08/25 Pagination: 3p. + docket 30.7 x 19.8 cm

Summary of Content: Livingston claimed that the four companies of soldiers garrisoned at Albany would require £3650 worth of food, or die of starvation, and that former Gov. Fletcher "would not undertake the victualling of the Companies but requird they would raise a Credit for the doing of it." Therefore Livingston presented this plan in an effort to lower his own expenditures while victualling the soldiers.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FinanceMilitary HistoryMilitary ProvisionsDiet and nutritionMerchants and TradeCommerce

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