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Jamison, David (fl. 1691-1717) to Robert Livingston re: news from New York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00647 Author/Creator: Jamison, David (fl. 1691-1717) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1701/10/28 Pagination: 2 p. + addr. 30.6 x 18.9 cm

Summary of Content: Jamison apoligizes for writing "an empty letter," yet proceeds to write for almost two pages describing how he considers the actions taken against Livingston as proof of a corrupt system, "the corruptest governments in the world see cause to varnish all the intrigues with the shadow of justice & faith," and then informs Livingston of the war between Holland and Spain. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Corruption and ScandalGovernment and CivicsFinanceMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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