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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.

Summary of Content: 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.

Background Information: Nicolls was the first English Governor of the province of New York.

People: Bruyns, Jan Hendricks, fl. 1665
Clute, Johannes, fl. 1665
Nicolls, Richard, 1624-1672

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsFinanceLand TransactionAmerican Indian History

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