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Riggs, John to Robert Livingston re: Lord Cornbury's impending arrival in New York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00651 Author/Creator: Riggs, John Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1701/11/22 Pagination: 2 p. + addr. 30.2 x 20.4 cm

Summary of Content: Riggs begins with a claim that he "hartylie wish[es] our garrisons weare in as good order as you saye our nebors are," and then discusses the upcoming arrival of newly-appointed Governor Edward Hyde Lord Cornbury. He also sends word of life at the Court of St. James, and of Coll. Ingoldsby's being in favor with Lord Cornbury and thus returning to New York after an absence the length of the Bellomont administration. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Military HistoryMilitary SuppliesGovernment and CivicsPolitics

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