The Story of the Bronx: From the Purchase Made by the Dutch from the Indians in 1639 to the Present Day (Google eBook)

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1912 - Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - 451 pages
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Page 384 - Green be the turf above thee, Friend of my better days ! None knew thee but to love thee, Nor named thee but to praise.
Page 57 - Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and Common Soccage and not in Capite or by Knights Service.
Page 116 - It is my Desire that my son Gouverneur Morris may have the best Education that is to be had in England or America, but my Express Will and Directions are, that he be never sent for that purpose to the Colony of Connecticut...
Page 332 - I shot a falcon* at them, and killed two of them, whereupon the rest fled into the woods. Yet they manned off another canoe with nine or ten men, which came to meet us ; so I shot at it also a falcon, and shot it through, and killed one of them. Then our men with their muskets killed three or four more of them.
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