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Livingston, Peter Robert to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: sending goods back to England

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03322 Author/Creator: Livingston, Peter Robert Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1775/02/19 Pagination: 1p. + docket 30.6 x 18.5 cm

Summary of Content: Peter Robert writes that a ship carrying goods just arrived from London, but is presently under armed guard to ensure that nothing is unloaded from the ship. He believes that "the People in general are determined she [the ship] shall go back."


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceEmbargoGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyRebellionPoliticsLibertyRevolutionary War

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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