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Riggs, John to Robert Livingston re: rumor of man of wars near Boston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00468 Author/Creator: Riggs, John Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1699/01/16 Pagination: 2p. + addr.+docket 32 x 21.3 cm

Summary of Content: Riggs mentions some financial business and the counting of money at home. He also mentions a rumor that man of wars were sighted moving toward Boston, but does not believe that it is true. Discusses the political situation in America and believes that they will have a new Governor soon, and names Lord Cornbury as a most likely candidate. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FinanceNavyMilitary HistoryPoliticsGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMaritime

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