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Collection Reference Number GLC03107.03703
From Archive Folder The Livingston Family Papers [110] Undated: Miscellany 
Title Robert Livingston to "your Excellency" discussing settling the line between Massachusetts and New York
Date n.d.
Author Livingston, Robert (1708-1790)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Robert Livingston writes that now that his "Excellency" is the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony, he may finally resolve the violent boundary dispute between Massachusetts and New York. He adds that it is unfortunate that such hostilities persist between the two colonies, especially at a time when Great Britain is engulfed in a war with "a powerful enemy." He concludes: "And as to such a Settlement I am so far from any apprehensions about my title to what I possess that I would use my utmost Endeavours to Encourage & Expedite it; And if the Claim of the Massachusets Shall be found to Stand the test before a proper judicature, I must peaceably asquiese, but as to being dragoon'd out of my Estate, I shall always beg Leave to be excused."
Subjects Government and Civics  Boundary or Property Dispute  Law  Judiciary  Global History and Civics  Military History  French and Indian War  France  
People Livingston, Robert (1708-1790)  
Theme Government & Politics; Law; Foreign Affairs; French & Indian Wars
Sub-collection The Livingston Family Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859