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" Revolution, cattle were driven from the Hook to the island, then separated by a narrow and shallow passage called Buttermilk Channel, which is now wide and deep enough for the passage of merchant vessels of the largest size. Brooklyn was incorporated... "
Appleton's northern and eastern traveller's guide - Page 135
by Wellington Williams - 1850
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Picture of New York in 1846: With a Short Account of Places in Its Vicinity ...

1846
...on. Brooklyn was incorporated as a village in 1816, and as a city, with greatly extended limits, in 1834. It is divided into nine wards, and is governed by a mayor and a board of eighteen aldermen, two from each ward, all elected by the people. Brooklyn was first settled in 1636,...
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The Progress of America: From the Discovery by Columbus to the ..., Volume 2

John Macgregor - America - 1847
...commodious boats continually ply. The time of crossing is generally from four to five minutes. Brooklyn is divided into nine wards, and is governed by a mayor and common council. It had, in 1840, thirty churches seven Presbyterian, seven Episcopal, three Dutch...
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Railroad and Steamboat Companion

Wellington Williams - Railroad travel - 1848 - 313 pages
...Island was formerly connected with Brooklyn at Red Hook Point ; and previous to the Revolution, rattle were driven from the Hook to the island, then separated...aggregate population of 95,523 ; in 1855, 153,377. At the present time (1848) it may be placed at 80,000. The taxable property in 1847 amounted to $29,305,189,...
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Appletons' new and complete United States guide book for travellers ...

Wellington Williams - 1851
...defended by wharves, undergo continual and rapid changes by the velocity of the current in the Kast River. Governor's Island was formerly connected with...years, and from 1840 to 1845, it was 64 per cent. The census of 1850 gave this place 96,000 inhabitants, making it in point of numbers the seventh city in...
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Appleton's Northern and Eastern Traveller's Guide: With New and Authentic ...

Wellington Williams - Atlantic States - 1855 - 303 pages
...opposite shore. The " Heights," on the East River, present a bold front, elevated 70 feet above tidewater, affording a delightful view of New York, its harbor,...years, and from 1840 to 1845, it was 64 per cent. The census of 1850 gave this place 96,000 inhabitants, making it in point of numbers the seventh city hi...
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The American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

1874
...passing over the bridge daily. There are four banks, with an aggregate capital of $1, To 0,000. The city is divided into nine wards, and is governed by a mayor and a common council of two members from each ward. It is supplied with water by works on the Holly system,...
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The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge, Volume 10

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1875
...brick yards, five national banks with an aggregate capital of $1,125,000, and three savings banks. It is divided into nine wards, and is governed by a mayor and 18 aldermen. The recorder holds a police court, and there is a volunteer fire department The streets...
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The American cyclopaedia: a popular dictionary of general knowledge, Volume 14

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1883
...aggregate capital of $700,000, a savings bank with $100,000 capital, and four fire insurance companies. It is divided into nine wards, and is governed by a mayor, a select council of nine members (one from each ward), and a common council of 28. There are an efficient...
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