New York, Past, Present, and Future: Comprising a History of the City of New York, a Description of Its Present Condition, and an Estimate of Its Future Increase

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Putnam, 1849 - New York (N.Y.) - 125 pages
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Page 88 - The president of the trustees of the Seamen's Fund and Retreat In the city of New York shall demand and be entitled to receive, and in case of neglect or refusal to pay, shall, In the name of the people of the state of New York, sue for and recover the following sums from either the owner or owners, or from the master, or from both the owner or owners and master, of every vessel...
Page 30 - The favourite walk of declining age — the healthful resort of the feeble invalid — the Sunday refreshment of the dusty tradesman — the scene of many a boyish gambol — the rendezvous of many a tender assignation — the comfort of the citizen — the ornament of New York, and the pride of the lovely island of Mannahata.
Page 45 - For any distance not exceeding half a mile, twelve and a half cents. 2. For any distance over half a mile, and not exceeding a mile, twenty-five cents ; and in proportion for any greater distance. For carrying a load upon a handbarrow — 1. For any distance not exceeding half a mile, twenty-five cents. 2. For...
Page 45 - No public porter or hand-cartman shall be entitled to recover or receive any pay or fare from any person for the transportation of any article or articles unless his name and number of his license, and the rates shall be fixed, and the badge worn, agreeably to what is herein stated.
Page 42 - York, shall continue to be vested in a board of aldermen and a board of assistant aldermen who, together, shall form the common council of the city.
Page 45 - ... be fixed, and the badge worn, agreeably to sections fifth and sixth, of the first title of the chapter. 5. Upon the trial of any cause commenced for the recovery of any of the aforesaid prices or rates, it shall be incumbent on the plaintiff in such action, to prove that the badge was worn, and the prices fixed agreeably to the sections mentioned in the last preceding section, at the time the services were rendered for which the suit was brought.
Page 45 - Upon the trial of any cause commenced for the recovery of any of the aforesaid prices or rates, it shall be incumbent upon the plaintiff or plaintiffs, in such action, to prove that the number and prices...
Page 20 - June, 1 776, the British army and fleet, which had been driven from the city and harbor of Boston, entered the southern bay of New York. The troops were landed on Staten Island. On the 22d of August the British forces crossed the Narrows and encamped near Brooklyn, where the American army was stationed. The battle of Long Island ensued, in which the Americans were entirely defeated. Washington, with consummate skill, crossed the East river the succeeding night without observation, but the previous...

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