The annals of Albany, Volume 10 (Google eBook)

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J. Munsell, 1859 - Albany (N.Y.)
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Page 156 - America, to them in hand paid by the said party of the second part, at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged; have granted, bargained, sold, aliened, remised, released, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien, remise, release...
Page 112 - And Governour in Chief of the Province of New York And the Territories thereon Depending in America Vice Admirall of the Same...
Page 113 - Council and it is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same, That if any Person or Persons...
Page 158 - Thousand dollars in hand paid by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain, and sell, unto the said party of the second part...
Page 193 - Albany was indeed Dutch, in all its moods and tenses; thoroughly and inveterately Dutch. The buildings were Dutch— Dutch in style, in position, attitude and aspect. The people were Dutch, the horses were Dutch, and even the dogs were Dutch."4 It was only a few years, however, according to Mr. Worth, before the "Yankees...
Page 438 - But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort ? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
Page 222 - The result of my examination satisfied me, that in ordinary tides five or six feet may be carried to within a mile of New City, and from thence to that town fifteen to eighteen inches. The tides sensibly rise and fall as far up as Vanderheyden. " Upon careful investigation and mature reflection, it appears to my mind that Albany is one of the most favorable positions in America for the future enjoyment of a vast internal commerce. It is favorably situated in reference to the trade of Vermont and...
Page 181 - For this purpose he began the erection of a trading-house at Oswego, in the country of the Seneca Indians, in 1722. In this year there was a congress at Albany of the several governors and commissioners on the renewal of the ancient friendship with the Indians; and Governor Burnet persuaded them to send a message to the eastern Indians, threatening them with war, unless they concluded a peace with the English, who had been much harassed by their frequent irruptions. Another circumstance, in addition...
Page 176 - February; and were reduced to such straits, that they had thoughts of surrendering themselves prisoners of war. But their scouts, who were a day or two in the village entirely unsuspected, returned with such encouraging accounts of the absolute security of the people, that the enemy determined on the attack. They entered on Saturday night about eleven o'clock, at the gates, which were found unshut? and, that every house might be invested at the same time, divided into small parties of six or seven...
Page 187 - General, first of all in the years 1614, 1615, and 1616, up the North River, near Fort Orange, where, to hinder the invasions and massacres, commonly committed by the savages, they built a little fort; and after, in the year 1622, and even to this present time, by virtue of...

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