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Riggs, John to Robert Livingston re: the death of James the old Pretender

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00616 Author/Creator: Riggs, John Place Written: [New York, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1701/07/06 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 32.3 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Riggs writes with news of the death of former King James II, known afterwards as the 'Old Pretender.' Having not received any news from London, Riggs assumes that an embargo is in effect, and writes of a murderer who confessed to his crimes in the jail at Hartford. Docketed on address leaf.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDeathGovernment and CivicsPoliticsEmbargoMerchants and TradeCommerceMaritimeCrimeCriminals and OutlawsPrisoner

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