Riggs, John to Robert Livingston re: the trial of Captain Kidd
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Riggs writes discussing the trial of Captain William Kidd. According to Riggs, Kidd was being held at Bristol, and would be held until the next session of Parliament, the soonest time possible for Kidd to be tried or pardoned. Also, Riggs writes of the war between Sweden and Denmark, stating that it was believed that Holland would join Sweden, and that the city of Riga was being besieged by the King of Holland and his army. Finally, Riggs sends his regards to Livingston's family. Docketed on address leaf.
James Graham to Robert Livingston
Morrisania, New York, 18 March 1700.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page + docket.
John Riggs to Robert Livingston
New York, 6 June 1700.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page + address + docket.
June ye 5 y 700 yorke
I have not Recd a line from you since yr Retorne, from yr Exspedition, twoo ships arryved att boston, but brings noe nowse of mony; nor any thing Els be Longing to us, Kidd arryved att bristoll in three weeks, ye vots of Parlimentt being heare of ye 25 of March 1700 sayes ye howse of Commons Adressed ye Kinge, that Capt Kidd may nott be triyde, discharged, nor pardoned, untill ye next of sestions, of Palimentt, and that ye Earle of Bellemontt Governr of new Ingland, trans mitt over all Commissions, in struktions, and other Peopers Realeatting to Captt Kidd soe that ye Parliment will excamin that Matters ye King of Denmarke & ye King of sweden, are in war to gether, its bee Leaved ye hollanders, will Joyne wth ye sweads, and ye french wth ye Deanes, ye King of Holand is bee Seageing, ye Sittye of Rigae, and it is bee leaved has taken itt by this time Mr: Hungerford is dismissed his place of being Collecter by my Lords order all bards att worke in sitting, up, the howses, for my Lords [coopertion], miss Margett is very well, my humble [dictye] to yr Molher, & to, Mad Livingston is all offers from Srs yr Most humblr servtt John Riggs
/wee daylie exspect
Capt Jeffers in/
Robertt Levingston EsqrE
one of hiss Masts
Councxl now att
manr. of Livingston 9 June 1700
Leiutt Rigs letter from
Notes: Includes a wax seal on the address leaf.
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