Proceedings of the Staten Island Association of Arts and Sciences, Volumes 4-6
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Page 53 - Fellows, and to their heirs and assigns, all that certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the county of...
Page 21 - A Plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island, and East New Jersey, with a particular description of the engagement on the Woody Heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27th of August, 1776, between his Majesty's Forces commanded by General Howe and the Americans under Major General Putnam...
Page 74 - The description thus to be interpreted ran as follows: "All that certain lot, piece, or parcel of land, situate, lying, and being in the town of West Farms...
Page 86 - Simcoe called together the officers : he told them of his plan, — " that he meant to burn the boats at Van Vacter's bridge, and, crossing the Raritan at Hillsborough, to return by the road to Brunswick, and, making a circuit to avoid that place as soon as he came near it, to discover himself when beyond it, on the heights where the Grenadier Redoubt stood while the British troops were cantoned there, and where the Queen's Rangers afterward had been encamped ; and to entice the militia, if possible,...
Page 56 - These are to inform all persons that there is a ferry settled from Amboy over to Staten Island, which is duly attended for the conveniency of those that have occasion to pass and repass that way. The ferriage is fourteen pence, Jersey currency, for man and horse, and five pence for a single passenger.
Page 26 - CHARLES the Second by the Grace of God King of England Scotland Ffrance and Ireland Defender of the Ffaith &c.
Page 21 - A Draught of New York from the Hook to New York Town by Mark Tiddeman.
Page 93 - Cornwallis, on account of Lieut. Col. Simcoe's dangerous state of health, permitted him to sail for New- York in the Bonetta, which by an article in the capitulation was to be left at his disposal, a sea-voyage being the only chance, in the opinion of the physicians, by which he could save his life. On board of this vessel sailed as many of the Rangers, and of other corps, deserters from the enemy, as she could possibly hold ; they were to be exchanged as prisoners of war, and the remainder of Earl...
Page 21 - A Chorographical Map of the Province of New- York in North America, divided into counties, manors, patents and townships ; exhibiting likewise all the private grants of land...
Page 55 - Ferry, and has provided good boats, well fitted with proper hands, and will be ready at all times, wind and weather permitting, to go to Smith's Ferry, on Staten Island with a single man only. NB — -Travelers are directed to observe in going from Flatbush to Sand Ferr)-, to keep the marked trees at the right hand.