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NEW YORK

PUBLISHED BY E. BLISS. GOLD BY HIM, AND COLLINS AND CO:, WHITE, GALLAHER AND WHITE, COLLINS AND HANNAY, NEW YORK ; W. C. LITTLE, ALBANY; HASTINGS AND TRACY, AND WILLIAM WILLIAMS, UTICA; BEMIS AND WARD, CANANDAIGUA;

E. PECK AND CO. ROCHESTER; AND DAY, FOLLET Checked AND HASKINS, BUFFALO:

1828.

May 1913

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY 660 5 09

ASTOR, LENOX ANB

TILLEN FOUNDATIONS
IR 1912

L SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, 88. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twentieth day of October, 1. D. 1828, in the fifty third year of the Independence of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, James Conner, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit :

" A History of the State of New York, from the first discovery of the country to the present time.”

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an act, entitled, “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.” FRED. J. BETTS. } Clerk of the Southern

3 District of New York.

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Boundaries. Situation and Extent. Climate. Face of the Country.

Mountains. Soil and Productions. Rivers. Lakes. Islands, . . . . . . . . . . . 1

CHAP. II.
NATURAL GEOGRAPHY-CONTINUED.
Mineralogy. Salt Springs. Medicinal Waters. Botany. Natural
Curiosities, . . .

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. CHAP. III.

NATURAL GEOGRAPHY-CONTINUED.

Native Animals. Mastodon. Moose. Bear. Wolf. Cougar. Wolverene. Cata

mount. Wildcat. Raccoon. Martin. Deer. Fox. Hare. Rabbit. Porcupine. Woodchuck. Skunk. Weasel. Squirrel. Mouse. Ermine. Beaver. Musk-Rat. Mink. Otter. Fish. Birds. Insects. Serpents, and Reptiles, . . . . 19

CHAP. IV. VIEW OF THE COUNTRY AT THE TIME OF ITS DISCOVERY BY

HUDSON. State of the country. Aborigines. Iroquois. Their Confederacy.

Artiquities. Inference. Their authors, and origin of the Indian race, . . . . . . .

. . . 30

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