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Irving, Washington

HISTORY

OF

NEW-YORK,

FROM THE

BEGINNING OF THE WORLD

TO THE

END OF THE DUTCH DYNASTY.

CONTAINING,

AMONG MANY SURPRISING AND CURIOUS MATTERS,

I E UNUTTERABLE PONDERINGS OF WALTER THE DOUBTER,

THE DISASTROUS PROJECTS OF WILLIAM THE TESTY
AND THE CHIVALRIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF PETER

THE HEADSTRONG,

THE THREE DUTCH GOVERNORS OF NEW-AMSTERDAM:

Being the only Authentic History of the Times that ever hath been published.

IN TWO VOLUMES.
SEVENTH AMERICAN EDITION.

BY DIEDRICH KNICKERBOCKER.

. VOL. I.

De waarheid die in duister lag,
Die komt met klaarheid aan den dag.

Philadelphia •
CAREY & LEA-CHESNUT-STREET.

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Southern District of New York, to wit: ****** BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-first day of * L. S.* November, in the forty-eight year of the independence of the ****** United States of America, Č. S. VAN WINKLE, of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right where of he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : "A History of New York, from the beginning of the world to the end of the

Dutch Dynasty. Containing, among many surprising and curious matters, the
Unutterable Ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the Disastrous Projects of Wil-
liam the Testy, and the Chivalric Achievements of Peter the Headstrong, the
three Dutch Governors of New-Amsterdam. Being the only Authentic History
of the Times that ever hath been published. In two volumes. Sixth Ameri-
can edition. By Diedrich Knickerbocker.

De waarheid die in duister lag,
Die komt met klaarheid aan den dag."

In Conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, en. titled, “ 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 Ac . 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."

JAMES DILL, Clerk of the

Southern District of New-York.

CONTENTS.

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