Appleton's Dictionary of New York and Vicinity (Google eBook)

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Appleton, 1902 - New York (N.Y.)
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Page 74 - States are plaintiffs, or petitioners; or an alien is a party, or the suit is between a citizen of the state where the suit is brought, and a citizen of another state.
Page 346 - It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair: the event is in the hands of God.
Page 242 - Officer to board every vessel subject to quarantine or visitation by him immediately on her arrival, between sunrise and sunset; to inquire as to the health of all persons on board and the condition of the vessel and cargo, by inspection of the bill of health, manifest, log-book, or otherwise ; to examine, on oath, as many and such persons on board...
Page 74 - Seventeenth. Of all suits brought by any alien for a tort only, in violation of the laws of nations or of a treaty of the United States.
Page 242 - And the space of time here referred to as comprehending the sickly season, shall be understood to extend from the first day of May to the first day of November.
Page 78 - ... such baggage in one entry. Whenever any trunk or package brought by a passenger as baggage contains articles subject to duty, and the value thereof exceeds $500, or if the quantity or variety of the dutiable articles is such that a proper examination, classification, or appraisement can not be made at the vessel, the trunk or package will be sent to the public store for appraisement.
Page 56 - Governor's room," on the second floor, is used for official receptions, and it contains the desk on which George Washington penned his first message to Congress, the chairs used by the first Congress, the chair in which Washington was inaugurated first President of the United States, and a gallery of paintings, embracing portraits of many of the mayors of the city, state governors, and leading national officers andi Revolutionary chieftains, mostly by well-known artists.
Page 111 - Seminary, is entitled to be a member of the Board. There are also fifty other Trustees, twenty-five elected by the House of Deputies at each stated General Convention, and twenty-five elected by certain Dioceses on the basis of their former contributions to the Seminary. THE STANDING COMMITTEE.
Page 36 - Carriages and cabs are found at the various railway depots and ferries on the arrival of trains, at the principal hotels, and at the City Hall Park, and Union and Madison sqs. The legal fares are understood to be for one or two persons in a cab, or for one, two, three, or four persons in a carriage ; while children under 8 years are to be carried free when accompanied by adults. It also includes the carrying of one piece of baggage ; for all pieces over one a special bargain must be made. If the...
Page 192 - General, purchased the island of the Indians for goods worth $24. In 1664 the island was captured without resistance and occupied by the English, and the name of the settlement changed to New York, the territory having been granted to the Duke of York by Charles II.

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