Riggs, George Washington, 1813-1881
- Existence: 1813-1881
- Existence: 1813 - 1881
Banker and businessman. Treasurer of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Found in 507 Collections and/or Records:
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Wishes her "Appeal" not to be re-run in the "National Intelligencer" or "The Union" for political reasons. Reminds Mr. Riggs that taxes on Mount Vernon are due in January. ER-23, p. 156
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Mr. Devereux's account with MVLA accurate. APC await my promised interview with Mr. Brown. Failure of bill to aid Mount Vernon to pass Congress mentioned. ER-23, p. 195
A.L.S. Washington. Requests Mr. Riggs to send to APC two checks for $48 "on some Phila Bank"…" to the order of Miss Elizabeth Mitchell". ER-23, p. 187
A.L.S. Sends Mr. Riggs check for $48. Requests he sends back that amount in cash. ER-23, p. 188
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Private. Mme. Murat's check--Devereux's brother told of the terrible affair--he was horrified and will do all he can to make restitution--cautions him not to pay anything except to Miss Cunningham --there may be another draft presented. ER-23, p. 209
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Private. Miss Cunningham has had general interviews with Messrs. Brown and Devereux. Mr. Devereux has left for New York - has "run through $18,000" of his mother's and wife's money - has also been the man forging drafts on the MVLA accounts. Forged an acceptance of a draft in Mr. Riggs' hand for $1000 despite great financial loss, N.B. Devereux will continue to print the Record. ER-23, p.123
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Mr. Brown answers APC of some kind of equitable settlement with NB Devereux. APC impatient. Mr. Brown recommends "the strictest secrecy" in this whole affair. ER-23, p. 207
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Thousand dollar check received--send Miss Cunningham $77 from portrait money--encloses letter to Mr. Herbert, making arrangements for Baron Renfrew's visit to Mount Vernon--asks him to be at Mount Vernon to aid Mr. Herbert in receiving Queen Victoria's son. ER-23, p. 137
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Miss Cunningham delighted he is to be one of the Baron's attendants. Southern Fire Eaters are very English in their tastes. ER-23, p. 239
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Miss Cunningham interested in Mount Vernon reception of the Prince, but chides him for not sending her check she requested--wants full account of funds not invested. ER-23, p. 241
A.L.S. Receives check from Riggs for $77 APC "distressed at the state of the Treasury". Says Mr. Washington owes MVLA for certain boat receipts. ER-241
A.L.S. Philadelphia. Southerners having trouble cashing cotton drafts with banks - will this affect the Southern VR drafts to Mr. Riggs? APC highly concerned over status of MVLA Treasury. ER-23, p. 245
A.L.S. Asks what MVLA funds onhand now are [in pencil - $4,402.79]. ER-23, p. 253
A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Reference to dismal state of persons (and herself) over rumors of removal of Washington's remains to mountains. Asks Mr. Riggs to send her copies of article stating this false information. ER-23, p. 267
A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Suggests that Mr. Riggs draw on Everett's MVLA funds invested in Boston to pay JA Washington. Miss Hamilton failed to arrive in Alexandria as scheduled. Because of mail movements south, may have to send letters to APC in South Carolina by way of Kentucky. ER-23, p. 269
Statement of the MVLA's account by MVLA Treasurer George W. Riggs. It includes income and expenditures from 23 November 1867 to 26 February 1868.
Richmond. Endorses draft for $61 for MV fund.
Richmond. Sends $20 from Miss Mattie W. Gray of Lagrange, Tennessee, and list of subscribers. ER-23
A.L.S. Richmond. Sends check for $38.07. ER-23, p. 177
Discusses purchase of bond and publication of names of donors.
A.L.S. on Burke and Herbert letterhead. Has drawn on Riggs through Messrs. Burke and Herbert $1625.70 to pay Henry James and Co. of Baltimore. ER-23, p. 201
A.L.S. Richmond. Encloses $260 cash and $23 in checks for MVLA. ER-23, p. 184
A.L.S. Richmond. Regarding stocks held by the MVLA.
Richmond. Discusses various stocks and bonds. ER-23, p. 65
A.L.S. Richmond. Draft for $500 on Exchange Bank of Alexandria, Va. For MVLA. ER-23, p. 163
A.L.S. Richmond. Check from Virginia MVLA for $250.62. ER-23, p. 189