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here from that time until his decease. Under his care were educated a number of young men who afterwards became the leading and most distinguished characters of the city. He held several offices during this time, among which were those of alderman, police justice, county clerk, lottery manager, commissioner of bankruptcy, and during the war of 1812, paymaster of the United States army. The latter office was conferred upon him without solicitation, on account of his well known attachment and devotion to the interests and honor of the country at that trying period. For many years he was a warden of St. Peter's church. His unaffected piety and exemplary morals, united with a high sense of honor and gentlemanly deportment, secured him the regard and esteem of all who knew him.
Aug. 17. The firm of Kirk and Mitchell was dissolved, Andrew Kirk retiring, and William Mitchell continuing the business.
Aug. 21. Ann, widow of Alexander Clark, died, aged 78. She was a native of Scotland, but had resided in Albany more than half a century.
Aug. 23. Cornelius McKelvey died, aged 44.
1810 was 3,895 1-825 7,879
1820 5,066 1830 11.405
The treasurer of the New York State Colonization Society acknowledged the receipt of the following donations from the collections made in the churches of Albany: Second Reformed Dutch church, Mr. Ferris, $5159 Second Presbyterian church, Dr. Sprague, 91-80 Third Presbyterian church, Mr. Williams, 20 00 Fourth Presbyterian church, Mr. Kirk, 35-00 Second Methodist church, Mr. Matthias, 4-00 Aug. 29. The new Catholic church, corner of Chapel and Pine streets was opened for divine service, and a collection taken up.
Aug. 29. Samuel Wilson, of the firm of James Wilson & Sons, died at Schodack.
Aug. 31. Samuel Starr died, aged 65.
The chamberlain reported to the common council that the receipts of the south ferry were $942-68 for the month of August, and the expenditures $505*25; leaving an income of $437-43 for the month.
Sept. 3. Mary, wife of Thomas Roorback, died, aged 28.
Mary, widow of Henry C. Southwick, died in New York. She was a daughter of Capt. Isaac Wool.
Sept. 4. The pattern shop of Francis Low, in the rear of the theatre, was partially destroyed by fire.
A writer in the Daily Advertiser recommended the .purchase of a clock for the Second Dutch church; although there were two public clocks, one in St. Peter's and one in the North Dutch church, it was complained that they were almost useless to the business and laboring part of ,community, from the circumstance of their not being heard throughout the city.
While St. Mary's church was being demolished and rebuilt, the services of the congregation were held in the Lancaster school house. When they returned to their ,new church, on the 8th of September, the trustees passed the following resolution:
Resolved, That we entertain, in common with the entire congregation, a deep sense of the obligation which we are under to the trustees of the Lancaster school, for the liberality they have shown in granting the use of their ,school room to the Catholics of Albany, while their -church was erecting, and that they deserve our warm and ,sincere thanks.
The resolution was communicated to the board of trustees of the school, with the accompanying note:
To the President of the Board of Trustees of the Lancaster School.
Sir: At a meeting of the board of trustees of St. Mary's -church, held on the evening of the 8th instant, we were appointed a committee to convey to you a copy of a resolution unanimously passed by them, expressive of their gratitude for the favor conferred on the Catholics of Albany, by the trustees of the Lancaster school, in affording them an opportunity of continuing their reli
gious exercises. Such acts of courtesy and liberality are duly estimated by the Catholics, for they characterize, in an especial manner, the lovers of pure religion, and can not fail ultimately to promote the sound principles of civil and religious liberty. Peter M. Mouange,
Sept. 10, 1830. Wm. Mcdonnjsll.
Sept. 8. Seymour Tracy died, aged 46.
Wm. H. Guest died, aged 22.
Sept. 12. John C. Johnsondied, aged 27.
Sept. 14. Joseph D. Shiffer died, aged 35'.
Mrs. Hannah Sheldon died, aged' 67.
The stock of the rail road in process of construction between Albany and Schenectady, was 10 per cent above par. The editor- of the Daily Advertiser, in the excitement of the moment, boldly predicted the speedy arrival of the time when trains would traverse the track to Schenectady in three quarters of an hour, and reach Utica in four hours! The stages had by the utmost exertion performed the distance in 12 hours.
Sept. 26. Edward A. Le Breton died at Detroit, aged 55; formerly of Albany, where he had a brewery.
Sept. 28. The Charter election took place with the following results:
Aldermen. Ralph Pratt, 461 Erastus Coming, 386
Willard Walker,... 439 John Keyes Page, 337
Assistants. Francis Low, 478 Artemas Fish 344
Jas. W. Robinson,.. 464 Homer R. Phelps, 331
Aldermen. John Lossing, 334 William Seymour, 350
John Boardman, 334 Seth Hastings, 342
Assistants. Josiah Winants,.... 328 James D. Wasson, 342
Jotham Hancock,... 326 P. G. DeGraff, 348
Aldermen. Gerrit Gates, 117 In this ward all the candid
G. Y. Lansing, 139 ates were of the Workingmen's
E. W Skinner,.... 123 party, and the divisions were
Assistants. Arnold Nelson, 227 sell declined to be a candidate,
James Campbell, jr. Ill and urged his friends not to
H. G. Wynkoop.... 118 vote for him.