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Livingston, Peter Robert to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: trial of John Lamb for libel

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03219 Author/Creator: Livingston, Peter Robert Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1769/12/23 Pagination: 1p. + docket 29.8 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: Peter Robert gives an account of a proceeding against John Lamb for libel, and notes that the Sons of Liberty are on his side and will work to exonerate him.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Government and CivicsLawSons of LibertyMilitary HistoryRebellionGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLiberty

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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