The Empire State: A Compendious History of the Commonwealth of New York (Google eBook)

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American Publishing Company, 1888 - History - 618 pages
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Contents

George 195
47
CHAPTER V
58
Stuyvesant and the Council of Nine 61 Statement of the Nine to the StatesGeneral
65
CHAPTER VI
71
Amstel founded 72 Trouble with Indians at Esopus 72 78 Secession and revolution
79
New Amsterdam Cottage at
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Fenton Reuben E Portrait of 537
81
English rule at New York 8587 Dukes laws 85 Municipal government for
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New Amsterdam Seal of 67
95
An important royal marriage Affairs in New Jersey 94 A claim to Staten Island
96
New York County Seal
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of the French against the Five Nations of the Iroquois 100 Perfidy of King James
104
ikiyard Anns The
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Flag of the Dutch West India Company 23
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Fletcher Governor Seal and Sig
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IViiikmaii Anns The Ill Mi IWci kiiian Gerardus Portrait of
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Affairs at Albany 108 Conspiracy against the life of Leisler successful 112 Remorse
116
Provincial expeditions against the French in Canada 115 Failure of these expeditions
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nature of i
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lit Ikllomont Earl of Portrait of
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Garden Street Church
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Appointment end character of Governor Bellomont Privateering 121 Captain Kidd
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2ii Itolingbroke Lord Signature of
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Bayard and his fate 180 Cornburys character and conduct 181 182 Queen Annes
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C
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tion 141 142 Boundary line between New York and Connecticut settled Governor
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Carr Robert Signature of 75
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ond Negro Plot 152 158 A victim of perjury 154 Governor Sir George Clinton
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174 English repulsed 175 Fort Frontenac taken Expedition against Fort Duqucsne
174
Niagara and Montreal 179 Capture of Fort Niagara 170 160 The French driven
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New Hampshire Grants 180101
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Gardiner Arms The 42
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Governor Moore and the kings prerogative 198 Writs of Assistance and the Stamp
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Boston Tea Party 805 207 A general Congress recommended 207 Great meeting
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Clermont The377 53 City Hall The First 03
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and effects 211 212 The American Association 211 Committee to carry it into
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CHAPTER XVI
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Siege of Quebec 230 281 Schuyler and Sir John Johnson 231 Cannons removed
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General Lee with troops in New York City Siege of Boston 234 Plot to murder
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miral Howe 242 Washingtons successful appeal to tlic people Preparations
248
Point British marauders on the coasts of Connecticut 298 Wayne attacks Stony
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Sullivans campaign 803 304 Siege of Savannah A naval tight Sir John Johnsons
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Major Andr 312 Events at Arnolds headquarters 318 314 Escape of Arnold
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to Washington to become king The Ntwbtirg Addresses 827 The results of
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CHAPTER XXIV
342
disappointments and suspicions 353 354 Jefferson the leader of the Republican Party
360
Jefferson elected President Downfall
366
The Chamber of Commerce and benevolent societies 369 Churches and countryseats
375
Foundation of a permanent school fund laid The Free School Society 370 Navigation
381
Simeon De Witt and Joshua Forman 383 Thomas Eddy and a public meeting in
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CHAPTER XXVIII
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Niagara County Seal 582
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Witt Clinton a candidate for the Presidency of the United States 400 Hostilities
406
River and frontier in possession of the Americans 410 Attack on Sacketts Harbor
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Operations on Lake Champlain 414 415 Expedition against Montreal 415417
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428 Battle of Chippewa 424 Battle of Lundys Lane 425 Americans victorious
428
scenes at New York 434 British invasion of Maryland 485 Battle of Bladensburg
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Civil affairs in the State 447457 Defence against invasion 448 Movements in favor
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CHAPTER XXXIII
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machinery of the State government 459 The Peoples Party De Witt Clinton
468
fund system 474 AntiMasonic journal and Thurlow Weed 476 A Workingmens
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Clipperbuilt schooner A
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result Nullification suppressed 480 Actions of the United States Bank Equal Rights
487
Nicolls Richard Signature of 74
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and Pestalozzian systems of teaching 488 489 Revolutionary movements in Canada
489
Seward on general education 494 John C Spencer on the same subject 495
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the 505507 John Young governor 506 Hamilton Fish governor Whig Party trium
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CHAPTER XXXVII
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lature 519 Disloyalty of the Mayor of New York 519 Conservatism of business men
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for the war A new era Governor Seymours message 531 The peace faction
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in New York City 544 Tweed Ring 544 545 Plundering of the Treasury of New York
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Government House
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Marine architecture 559 State of popular intelligence 559 560 Books and periodicals
567
Reformed Church 568 Religious denominations in colonial New York An episco
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APPENDIX
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Columbia County Seal
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Greene County Seal
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Onondaga County Seal
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Constitution House at Kingston 258
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