A History of New York, for Schools, Volume 1

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In the form of conversations between four young people and their great uncle, Thomas Betterworth. It is designed for children somewhat older than those for whom there was published in 1835 "History of the United States: no. II. Or, Uncle Philip's conversations with the children about New-York [by F.L. Hawks]" The latter work is frequently mentioned and errors corrected.

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Page 4 - Amidst the storm they sang, And the stars heard and the sea ; And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang To the anthem of the free.
Page 187 - To give up the power of making laws, is to change the government, to sell, or rather, to resign, ourselves to the will of another ; and that for nothing. For, under favour, we buy nothing of the Duke, if not the right of an undisturbed colonizing, and that, as Englishmen, with no diminution, but expectation of some increase of those freedoms and privileges enjoyed in our own country; for the soil is none of his ; 'tis the natives...
Page 189 - You are our brothers," said the sachems, " and we will live like brothers with you. We will have a broad path for you and us to walk in. If an Englishman falls asleep in this path, the Indian shall pass him by, and say, He is an Englishman ; he is asleep ; let him alone. The path shall be plain ; there shall not be in it a stump to hurt the feet.
Page 68 - Among those who made a successful defense, and kept the foe at bay was Adam Vrooman. Being well supplied with ammunition and trusting to the strength of his building, which was a sort of...
Page 189 - ... it to be for our hurt: they are willing to deny themselves the profit of it for our good...
Page 70 - Brethren, three Years ago we were engaged in a bloody War with the French, and you encouraged us to proceed in it. Our Success answered our Expectation ; but we were not well begun, when Corlear stopt us from going on.
Page 71 - New-England ; tell them what has happened to you. They will undoubtedly awake, and lend us their helping hand. It is their interest, as much as ours, to push the war to a speedy conclusion. Be not discouraged ; the French are not so numerous as some people talk. If we but heartily unite to push on the war, and mind our business, the French will soon be subdued.
Page 70 - ... polluted with blood. All the Five Nations have heard of this, and we are come to wipe away the blood, and clean the house. We come to invite Corlear, and every one of you, and Quider, (calling to every one of the principal men present by their names) to be revenged of the enemy, by this fifth belt. " BRETHREN, " Be not discouraged ; we are strong enough.
Page 190 - ... was stopped in his fall by the string which fastened his pack hitching to the stump of a small tree* The two Indians could not come to his aid, but our Dutch* fellow...
Page 112 - ... keeping to the Governor's house within the fort, which was a place of some strength, and under the guns moreover of the ships of war. On the 31st October, (Congress then sitting,) the merchants had a meeting, and resolved not to import goods from England. This decisive step — first taken by the New York merchants — was followed elsewhere, -and led to a general non-intercourse. The next evening a large concourse of people assembled in the fields, where the Park now is, and hung the Lieut....

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