The Old New York Frontier

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The Old New York Frontier  (1901) 
by Francis Whiting Halsey
Joseph Brant-Thayendanegea
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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
New York
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."

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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.
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."

Early Land Titles on the Frontier with dates and owners' names

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.