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an Irish soldier who served as the British royal governor of New York from 1732 to 1736. During his short term as governor, Cosby was portrayed as one of the most oppressive royal placeholders in British Colonial America. In 1735, Cosby accused publisher John Peter Zenger of sedition and libel for publishing unflattering reports about Cosby. In spite of Cosby's efforts, Zenger was acquitted of all charges and the case helped to establish the concept of freedom of the press.
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17181718, Nov 30
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Francois de Neufville1644, Apr 71693
 
17221730, Jul 18
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17291723, Jul 26
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1739unknown
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17461749, Dec 5
 a French Canadian military officer, fur trader and explorer. In the 1730s he and his four sons op...
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