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Riggs, John to Robert Livingston re: news from England

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00573 Author/Creator: Riggs, John Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1700/06/10 Pagination: 1p. + addr. 31.2 x 20.4 cm

Summary of Content: Riggs writes of the current events as alledged to have occurred, claims that Parliament had been dissolved, and that Admiral Benby sailed back to England from Boston with a ship full of privateers. Finally, Riggs writes of Richard Ingoldsby's desire to become Governor of Bermuda. Docketed on address leaf.

Full Transcript: New York, [N.Y.] 10 June 1700
Sir
I had the honner of yours of the 30: of Maye in my Last gave you what [ther] presented: by this post wee have the ...acountt that my Lord, [proposes], to sett out for : york the 24: of this month, Coll[one]ll Ro[mer], has writt dockter Steats word, that hee has the acountt that the Parlimentt is Disolved,: and writs issued out for another, that there is a greatt many Je[suwets] taken up in England but this donott bee Leave, be Cause my Lord has said nothing of itt, to the Leiue[tenan]t Governer; wee have the acountt [text damaged] Capt: Jeffers, Left England the 18: of Aprill so doe daylie Exppect him in: Coll[one]ll Lodowick and Mr: [Jennevaye] coms wth him, and wee hope Coll[one]ll Ingoldsbee but soom [some] time think hee will nott Com till hee receave his mony, which we heare nothing of, not of ours - Admirall Benb[oe] sayled from boston the 3 of this month, has taken all the Privatears home that was sentt from hence, wee heare Coll[one]ll Ingoldsbee put in wth severall others, for the Governmentt of Bermudass, upon the Removall of Mr daye, there govern[or], but wee have nott the acountt who has carryed itt, this is all that offers wth my humble dutye to Madam Livingston, & to yr Mother, [was] nothing of Mr: W[eems] Coming I am
Sir
Yr Most humble servant to Command
John Riggs
Coll Phillips is [prepareing] for Englande in there Briginteene
[docket]
Albany 18 June 1700 Mr Riggs lettir fr N Yorke
[address]
The Hon[or]able Robertt Levingston [sic] Esqr. One of his ma[jes]tys Councill men att Albanye

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: PrivateeringPiratesMaritimeNavyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCaribbeanPoliticsOffice Seeker

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