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DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT.
by Hudson. Hudson detained in England. Dutch trade to the
FROM 1665 to 1710.
Dutch, and soon after restored to the English. Andros. Don-
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FROM 1710 To 1743.
FROM 1743 to 1760.
against Louisburg. Incursions of the French and Indians. Ope-
go. Campaign of 1757, and capture of Fort William Henry.
FROM 1760 TO 1775.
shire Grants. Opposition from the settlers. Stamp Act. Con-
colony. Convention appoint delegates to the Provincial Con-
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Long Island, Americans evacuate New York. Americans con-
Grants. Treaty of Alliance with France. British army concen
THE present volume is offered to the citizens of New York as a humble contribution to the means of educating youth. It is the opinion of the Compiler that History may be most successfully taught, by beginning with details concerning the spot where the pupil lives.The knowledge also of what belongs to the story of our own, our native land,” is not only interesting, but in the highest degree useful and necessary.
So far as the Compiler of this volume is inforined, there is no work on the History of New York, susceptible of introduction into schools, or capable of conveying, even to mature minds, an outline of the subject. An attempt therefore to supply what seems an obvious blank in the list of books for education, in this State, with whatever degree of success it may be executed, it is thought will be looked upon with favor.
In preparing the work, the Compiler could of course aim only to give an abstract of the subject; and his endeavor has been therefore merely to exhibit the principal events which belong to the History of the colony and State of