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Riggs, John to Robert Livingston re: news from England

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00478 Author/Creator: Riggs, John Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1700/02/12 Pagination: 1p. + addr.+docket 31.3 x 20.9 cm

Reports received from ships docked in New York. A ship from Holland told the tale of three ships which were bound from Boston and capsized, drowning most of the crew. Another ship told of the marriage of Anna Cortlandt in Boston. Talks about Lord Cornbury, who "put in for this government." but is rumored to be dead. Docketed on address leaf.

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