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Riggs, John to Robert Livingston re: potential embargo

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00620 Author/Creator: Riggs, John Place Written: [New York, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1701/07/14 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 30.9 x 19.6 cm Order a Copy

Riggs writes reiterating his fears of a news embargo, stating that no ship with news had arrived at either Boston or New York. He sends word that, contrary to rumors, Virginia Lt. Governor Nicholson is not married, and reports of a Major Hobbes who travels through the streets of New York with "three or four Negroes in a handsome livery." Docketed on address leaf.

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