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Livingston, Peter Van Brugh to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: controversy in Boston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02833 Author/Creator: Livingston, Peter Van Brugh Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1751/11/26 Pagination: 2p. 18.2 x 15.1 cm

Summary of Content: Peter writes that he is sorry to hear that Robert, Jr. is "disturbed by the Boston people" with regard to the contested boundaries of the Manor, and offers some advice on the matter. He also notes in a post script that a large vein of copper ore was recently discovered.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: MiningBoundary or Property Dispute

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