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First edition. Good .
Signed by the author on the half-title. Very good .
Sketches written by Colonel John Flavel Mines for newspaper publication. Good .
Fifth edition. Scarce. Good .
First edition, "Printed for private distribution".
Henry Cruse Murphy [1810-1882] was an American politician and historian. A native of Brooklyn, he became city attorney and in 1842, mayor. The following year he became a member of Congress. He was elected a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1846 and in 1852 was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President. He was appointed Minister to the Netherlands in 1957 and, on his return in 1861, he served for six terms in the New York State Senate. He is best known for his researches into the early Colonial history of New York.
Rare. Very good .
Noxon addresses the New York State Senate on a dispute that has arisen between Trinity Church and the State about the church's use of its property and its conduct of its affairs and whether these may be regulated by the State. Good .
Among the contents are statistics and directories prepared by the various departments of the newspaper, including the Astronomical, Civil and Commercial, Ecclesiastical, Educational, Agricultural and Insurance Departments. Among the many advertisements are pictorial ads for Remington guns, Gold Medal threshing machines, John Stevens street cars and omnibuses, Singer sewing machines and several life insurance companies. Fair .
William Paulding, Jr. [1770-1854] studied law, was admitted to the bar and began practice in New York. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 12th Congress, holding office from 1811-1813. He served in the War of 1812 and was a delegate to the New York constitutional convention of 1821. He was adjutant general of the State of New York and, from 1824-1826, Mayor of New York City. Good .
A fictionalized account of a summer in the country in upstate New York with delightful illustrations. Among the locations mentioned are Sharon Springs, the Mohawk Valley and Otsego Lake in Otsego County. Good .
Pruyn writes to John E. Page of the "Young Mens Assn" thanking him for sending a check for $500 for three months' rent. He notes that absence has prevented him from acknowledging it sooner.
John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn [1811-1877] was a New York Democratic politician of Dutch descent, Van Schaick, Lansing and Pruyn all being prominent Dutch family names in upstate New York. Pruyn was U.S. representative from New York from December 1863 to March 1865. He was elected a member of the Albany Institute in 1831 and served as its president from 1857 until his death. Good .