Section 1. Through the Old City. Section 2. the Common to Love Lane. Section 3. Bloomingdale and Beyond

Section 1. Through the Old City. Section 2. the Common to Love Lane. Section 3. Bloomingdale and Beyond

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...Bouwerie reverted to the West India Company after Van Twiller was recalled in disgrace, they give us now and then a glimpse of the hamlet that gradually grew up about it. Stuyvesant makes a passing reference in one of his papers to " the few houses at Sappokanigan," and there is mention of the village by the Labadist missionaries Dankers and Sluyter, who spent some time upon Manhattan while seeking a home for their sect. " We crossed over the island," runs an entry in their journal under date of September 7, 1679, " which takes about three-quarters of an hour to do, and came to the North River, which we followed a little within the woods to Sappokanikee. There we rested ourselves and drank some good beer, which refreshed us. We continued along the shore to the city, where we arrived early in the evening, very much fatigued, having walked this day aboutforty miles. I must add, in passing through this island we often encountered such a sweet smell in the air that we stood still; for we did not know what it was we were meeting." Rum and warfare had before this made an end of the Indian village of the first days. Its Dutch successor, however, grew from year to year, and the opening of the eighteenth century found the latter a thriving settlement, connected with the town below by a road which followed in the main the line of Greenwich Street. Then, in or about 171 1, the conquering English having small liking for Dutch names, the Bossen Bouwerie became Greenwich Village; and ere long, attracted perhaps by this change, Captain Peter Warren of the royal navy chose it for his home. A fine figure of a man and every inch a hero was this Captain Warren, who died Sir Peter /Varren and a vice-admiral of the Red...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988027
  • 9781236988027