Reminiscences of New York by an Octogenarian (1816 to 1860)

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Harper, 1896 - New York (N.Y.) - 581 pages
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Page 372 - We have repeatedly said, and we once more insist, that the great principle embodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of American Independence, that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, is sound and just; and that if the slave States, the cotton States, or the gulf States only, choose to form an independent nation THEY HAVE A CLEAR MORAL RIGHT TO DO so.
Page 372 - Southern people have become conclusively alienated from the Union, and anxious to escape from it, WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO FORWARD THEIR VIEWS.
Page 323 - Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
Page 400 - A CARD: The widow, brother and nephew Lorenzo of the late much respected John Delmonico tender their heartfelt thanks to the friends, Benevolent societies and Northern Liberty Fire Engine Company, who accompanied his remains to his last home. The establishment will be reopened to-day, under the same firm of Delmonico Brothers, and no pains of the bereft family will be spared to give general satisfaction. Restaurant, bar-room, and private dinners, No. 2 South William Street; furnished rooms No. 76...
Page 373 - The Tribune, as its name imports, will labor to advance the interests of the People, and to promote their Moral, Social, and Political well-being. The immoral and degrading Police Reports, Advertisements, and other matter which have been allowed to disgrace the columns of our leading Penny Papers...
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Page 348 - Revolution his uncle* was the keeper of the dreaded prison-ship at the Wallabout, Brooklyn, and Robert was an individual assistant to his father, enjoying the highly remunerative position of supplying the prisoners with such articles as were not included in their meagre and ill-served rations.
Page 144 - In the matter of public groups, the necessities of the poor have greatly ministered to the advantage of their more fortunate brethren; Washington Square, Union Square, Madison Square, and Bryant Park, all owing their existence as pleasure-grounds to prior use as pauper burial-places. About this time an ordinance was enacted prohibiting the interment of human bodies below Grand Street, under a penalty of $250.
Page 192 - Forrest appeared for the first time in New York, at the Park Theatre, as Othello. Returning to the Park, he produced " Metamora " and " The Gladiator,
Page 267 - MAYOR man-millinery, as it was then termed — and this was for several years the only store of the kind, as well as the first that was opened in this city. The Leake and Watts Orphan Asylum was established in this year. The population of the city in this year was ascertained to be 202,589. M'GOWAN'S PASS, 182o CHAPTER XIV WALTER BOWNE, 1832 AND 1833, AND GIDEON LEE, 1833, MAYORS 1832.

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