A Gazetteer of the State of New York
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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ... true as to the effects of the Matteawan establishment, on its immediate neighborhood, is equally true as to all others, and so of the effects of one to many, and of all, on the country at large, and the nation. If these truths are not self-evident to us, as a people, they are so to British capitalists, --to the manufacturers, the merchants, and the ministry, and sooner or later will be, it is to be hoped, even to our statesmen and legislators, and be embraced as sound principles in our legislation. Mayfield, a Post-Township of Montgomery County, 8 miles NE. of Johnstown, and 40 miles NW. of Albany; bounded N. by Hope, E. by Northampton and Broaualbin, S. by Amsterdam, W. by Johnstown. It is about 4 miles wide, and 10 long N. and south. In 1805. Wells was erect ed from the N. end of Mayfield and Northampton. The soil is productive, and well adapted for grain or grass; and it has an agreeable diversity of surface, except in the northern part, which is mountainous. The mill-streams are Cranberry Creek, and Mayfield and Fonda's Creeks, waters of the Sacandaga. There are 2 Post Offices, Mayfield, near the centre, and Cranberry Creek, at a small hamlet in the NE. part of the town. The public houses are, 2 Dutch Reformed, and 1 Friends' Meeting-House, and 12 school houses. Population, 2025; taxable property, $178325; electors, 416; 9691 acres of improved land, 1857 cattle, 561 horses, 3533 sheep; 17243 yds. of cloth made in families; 6 grist mills, 8 saw mills, 3 fulling mills, 3 carding machines, 1 trip hammer, 1 small furnace, 1 rake manufactory, and 2 asheries. Mayfield Mountain, is it is here called, extends in a continuous ridge to the Mohawk, but with a moderate elevation, and seems to be connected with the Klipse.--Cranberry Creek P. O., is 14...
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