History of Long Island from Its Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time Volume 2

History of Long Island from Its Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time Volume 2

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...by him, and he kept one of the most plentiful tables upon Long Island. And he never failed in extending his generosity to the poor and distressed. In short, his character was, that no man ever went from his house either hungry or thirsty." The farm called Paterquas was sold by the commissioners of forfeited estates, August 5, 1784, to his brother, Benjamin Floyd of Setauket, and conveyed by him, December 26, 1787, to Dr. Daniel Robert, for 2,750, and it is still in his family. As an evidence of the extent to which boat-whaling was carried, on this part of Long Island, at the beginning of the eighteenth century, we present the following items from a manuscript in the hand-writing of Madam Martha, widow of Colonel William Smith of St. George's Manor: "Jan. y 16, 1707 (she says), my company killed a yearling whale, made 27 barrels. Feb. y 4, Indian Harry, with his boat, struck a stunt whale and could not kill it--called for my boat to help him. I had but a third, which was 4 barrels. Feb. 22, my two boats, and my son's, and F loyd's boats, killed a yearling whale, of which I had half--made 36, my share 18 barrels. Feb. 24, my company killed a school whale, which made 35 barrels. March 1 3, my company killed a small yearling, made 30 barrels. March 17, my company killed two yearlings in one day; one made 27, the other 14. barrels." The following is the receipt for duties: "New York, this 5th June, 1707, then received of Nathan Simson, y sume of fifteen pounds, fifteen shillings, for ace' of Mad Martha Smith, it being y 20th part of her eyle, by virtue of a warrant from my Ld. Cornbury, dated 25th of March, last past, I707. " Per me, EL1As BoUD1NoT." M oriches--so called by the...
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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864603
  • 9781236864604