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Riggs, John to Robert Livingston re: news from New York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00568 Author/Creator: Riggs, John Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1700/05/23 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 31.7 x 21.1 cm

Summary of Content: Riggs writes with news which has been passed along thorughout New York. Firstly, Riggs mentions Livingston's arrival home and the death of the King of Spain. Furthermore, Riggs discusses the failed Scottish colony at Darien, which had been captured and then colonized by the Spanish. Finally, Riggs mentions pirate activities in the West Indies, and the Lieutenant Governor's plans to travel to Barbados. Docketed on address leaf.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Frontiers and ExplorationImmigration and MigrationGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South AmericaMilitary HistoryCaribbeanPiratesDeathMaritime

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