Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York Volume 133, No. 33

Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York Volume 133, No. 33

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...good will upon this occasion. We welcome Lieutenant Lam in charge of the Half Moon and we hope he will remain in these mountains as long as Henry Hudson has remained. We would be glad to have him make his home with us. Around the old Half Moon, or the representation of the old Half Moon in yonder river, are clustered canoes filled with Indians. I do not know what they are taking to the Half Moon, whether it is corn, or maize or Catskill brick. I hope it is brick. And I do not know what they are getting from the Half Moon. I hope it is not fire water. "The story tells us that it was at this spot that the natives whom Henry Hudson met, gathered about his ship and came aboard and that he treated them to the inspiring liquid of the Old World. It was indeed regrettable that he should have done that, albeit his motive was to test their sincerity; but we must judge him by the standards of his day. He meant no harm. Henry Hudson was a man who desired peace and good will. He was a victim of one of the most awful tragedies we have known in history; and only a short time after his discovery here, and after he had discovered the great sea that bears his name, he was left alone to die unhonored in the frozen north. We may well to-day take account, as we look at his little vessel, of his intrepidity and fortitude. He braved perils of the sea that cannot be known by those who voyage with the equipment of recent days. "Hard by the Half Moon lies the Clermont, with Robert Fulton on board. He has just come from Chancellor Livingston's house and I believe that his engagement to the young lady who accompanies him has been announced. He has succeeded in proving that the Hudson can be successfully navigated by steam power. He has...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989015
  • 9781236989017