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Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: declaration in support of independence

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03328 Author/Creator: Duane, James (fl. 1763-1785) Place Written: Philadelphia, [Pa.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1775/10/23 Pagination: 2p. 32.7 x 19.9 cm

Summary of Content: James Duane announces his support of American independence from Great Britain, and condemns the recent acts of British aggression: "I hope the Winter will put a stop to the Ravages of the King's Ship's by which are employed in carrying on a pitiful predatory war against defenceless Towns and Coasts, disgraceful to the British Fleet." Docketed on verso.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLibertyNavyMilitary HistoryDeclaration of IndependenceFreedom and IndependenceRevolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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