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James, Duke of York (fl. 1680) Instructions for an agent to look after affairs in America

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.05405 Author/Creator: James, Duke of York (fl. 1680) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript signed Date: 1680/05/24 Pagination: 11p. + docket 30.0 x 21.1

Summary of Content: Oversize file at PML.

People: James II, King of England and Ireland, and James VII, King of Scotland, 1633-1701

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyImmigration and MigrationFinance

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