The Old Merchants of New York City

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Carleton, 1863 - Merchants
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Page 3 - Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.
Page 77 - Like that, our work was to begin with an historical sketch ; to be followed by notices of the customs, manners, and institutions of the city ; written in a seriocomic vein, and treating local errors, follies, and abuses with good-humored satire.
Page 183 - States, and that there is no subject or citizen of any foreign prince or state, directly or indirectly, by way of trust, confidence, or otherwise, interested in such vessel, or in the profits or issues thereof...
Page 74 - To rise early in the morning, to get breakfast, to go down town to the counting house of the firm, to open and read letters — to go out and do some business, either at the Custom house, bank or elsewhere, until twelve, then to take a lunch and a glass of wine at Delmonico's; or a few raw oysters at Downing's; to sign checks and attend to the finances until half past one; to go on change; to return to the counting house, and remain until time to go to dinner, and in the old time, when such things...
Page 258 - N.ovember, 1820, by the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in the city of New York, and conducted by a committee of that body.
Page 89 - When they were set to copying letters, their work was read to the first blot or error and then destroyed, and the unhappy clerk was set at his task again, and made to copy correctly. This achieved, he was promoted to making duplicates, and even triplicates of letters, and he had the honor of knowing that his "fist...
Page 346 - That year, too, he was elected one of the Governors of the New York Hospital.
Page 95 - He was one of the most active and prominent members of the Union Safety committee.
Page 188 - The company consisted of ninety-six ladies, and as many gentlemen, all very richly dressed ; and it is said the entertainment was the most elegant ever seen in America. Money Diggers. In May, 1762, Nicholas Bayard, offers a reward of 5, to be informed who it is that comes by night to his farm, near the city, and digs great holes in his land, to the damage of his people and cattle. If they be money diggers, he says, he will allow them the indulgence of a search, if they will come to him personally,...
Page 218 - Mr. Van Riper took the neatly written paper, and simply snorted and gasped as he read this : Statistical. By the numeration of the inhabitants of this city recently published the progress of population for the last 5 years appears to be at the rate of 25 per cent. Should our city continue to increase in the same proportion during the present century, the aggregate number at its close will far exceed that of any other city in the Old World, Pekin not excepted, as will appear from the following table....

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