The Old New York Frontier
The Old New York Frontier
Its Wars with Indians and Tories,
its Missionary Schools, Pioneers and Land Titles
1614 – 1800
Francis Whiting Halsey
with maps and illustrations
Charles Scribner's Sons
annals of my birthland
are inscribed to the memory of
Virginia Isabel Forbes
my constant companion in their preparation
through many years:
whose hand wrote and rewrote
more than half these pages.
"But thy eternal summer shall not fade."
Table of Contents
- Part 1. Indians and Fur Traders
- Part 2. Missionaries and the French War (1650-1769)
- Ch. 1. Jesuits and Church of England Men (1650-1746)
- Ch. 2. Missionaries from New England (1745–1748)
- Ch. 3. Gideon Hawley's Coming (1753)
- Ch. 4. War Interrupts Mr. Hawley's Work (1756)
- Ch. 5. New Men at Oghwaga (1762-1763)
- Ch. 6. Pontiac's War and After It (1763-1768)
- Ch. 7. Last of the Indian Missions (1769-1774)
- Part 3. Land Titles and Pioneers (1679-1774)
- Part 4. The Border Wars Begun (1776-1777)
- Part 5. Overthrow of the Frontier (1777-1778)
- Part 6. The Sullivan Expedition (1779)
- Part 7. Last Years of the War (1780-1783)
- Part 8. The Restoration of the Frontier (1782-1800)
- Ch. 1. Return of the Former Settlers
- Ch. 2. Men Who Came from New England
- Ch. 3. Pioneers by Way of Wattle's Ferry
- Ch. 4. William Cooper, of Cooperstown
- Ch. 5. Jacob Morris and Tallyrand's Visit
- Ch. 6. Churches - Father Nash and Others Founded
- Ch. 7. A Great Highway
- Ch. 8. Economic Facts of Pioneer Life
- Bibliography, Etc.:
- Material in Print
- A Few of the Many
- A Personal Note
- From a large and rare mezzotint of 1779, in the Lenox Library, made from a portrait painted in London by ROMNEY, in 1776.
- Believed to have stood on the shore of Onondaga Lake and besieged by CHAMPLAIN in 1615. From Vol. III. of "The Documentary History of the State of New York." The original in CHAMPLAIN's "Voyages." Paris, 1619.
- An ancient Indian rendezvous. From a recent photograph.
- From a copy in the State Library, at Albany, of an original, formerly owned by Sir JOHN JOHNSON, Sir WILLIAM's son.
- Compiled by the author.
- Early Land Titles on the Frontier with dates and owners' names, . . End of Volume
- Reduced from a map compiled about 1790 by SIMEON DEWITT and printed in Volume I of "The Documentary History of the State of New York."
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.
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