A Brief Topographical and Statistical Manual of the State of New-York; Exhibiting the Situation and Boundaries of the Several Counties and Designating the Principal Places and the Seat of the Courts
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...Granville, Middlebury, Waddington, and Union Village (Washington county, ) 12: and, at sundry other places, about 25 more, from which I have no particular information--making about 70 in all. And the United States' Military Academy is at West Point, Orange county, in this State. Some of these Academies, particularly fhat in Albany, have two or three able Professors, besides the Principal, and are handsomely endowed, by Societies and individuals. From the " Literature fund" the Regents have already distributed among these Academies #67,000--chiefly to the first 38. 12. There is also the Institution in the city of New-York for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, to which the State ha9 granted #22,500, and #2,500 more annually. The American Academy of Fine Arts, to which $20,000 have been granted, with the privilege of holding estate to the value of #5,000 annually. The New-1ork Historical Society--The Lyceum of Natural History, (and similar institutions at Troy and Cattskill)--The Literary and Philosophical Society--The Orphan Asylum Society--The JVeto-York Hospital (including the establishment of the Lunatick Asylum, &c. Uc.)--and many others--to some er all of which, the Legislature has, at sundry times, granted money to the amount of 700 or 800 thousand dollars. And to these latter miscellaneous state-charities may be added, #50,000 to the sufferers by the late war on the Niagara river--about #40,000 annually tovarious other purposes of improvement or relief--#10,000 annually towards the support of foreign poor in the city of New-York--and #14,500 annually to the " The American Academy of Language and Belles Letires," (which some publications have inadvertently confounded with that oi the " Fine Arts,") was...
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