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Nicolls, Richard (1624-1672) To the Right Worshipfull And Honorable Gou'vonnor Richard Nicolls

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03700 Author/Creator: Nicolls, Richard (1624-1672) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph endorsement signed Date: 1 April 1665 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 33.4 x 42.2 cm. Order a Copy

Clute and Bruyns, residents of Albany County, request Governor Richard Nicolls to approve thier purchase of a parcel of land from the Indians. Nicolls approves the purchase.

Nicolls was the first English Governor of the province of New York.

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