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The Old New York Frontier
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Francis Whiting Halsey[edit]


Bibliography, Etc. :[edit]

Material in Print[edit]

Below will be found a list of books, pamphlets, and other printed matter consulted in the preparation of the foregoing pages. By means of an alphabetical arrangement, usually as to authors’ names, an authority cited in the text may here be found with the title of the work and the date and place of publication.

  • Almon, John : The Remembrancer. London, 1775-1783.
  • Alsop, G. A. : Character of the Province of Maryland. London, 1666.
  • Appleton’s American Biographical Dictionary. 6 vols., 8vo. New York, 1887-1889.
  • Bacon, Rev. James : Sermon on the Death of Nathaniel Wattles. 8vo. Cooperstown, 1798.
  • Baker, Harvey: Papers in the Oneonta Herald in 1892, 1893, and 1894.
  • Bancroft, George: History of the United States. 9 vols. Boston, 1873.
  • Barrett, Walter: The Old Merchants of New York. 5 vols., 12mo. New York, 1885.
  • Barlow, Colonel Aaron: Diary of. American Historical Register for March, 1895.
  • Beach Genealogy. Printed in Orcutt’s History of Stratford, Conn. New Haven, 1886.
  • Beardsley, E. Edward: History of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. New York, 1865.
  • Beardsley, Levi: Reminiscences. 8vo. New York, 1852.
  • Beatty, Erkuries: Journal of. Printed in the Journals of the Sullivan Expedition. Auburn, 1887.
  • Beauchamp, Rev. W. M.: Article on Indian Missions in the Church Review for July, 1888.
  • Beauchamp, Rev. W. M. : The Iroquois Trail. Fayetteville, N. Y., 1893.
  • Beauchamp, Rev. W. M. : Indian Names in New York State. Fayetteville N. Y., 1894.
  • Benton, N. S. : History of Herkimer County. 8vo. Albany, 1856.
  • Berkshire County, Massachusetts : History of. Quarto. New York (Beers), 1885).
  • Bleeker, Leonard: Order Book of. Small quarto. New York, 1865.
  • Bloodgood, S. D. W. : The Sexagenary; or Reminiscences of the American Revolution. 12mo. Albany, 1833.
  • Boltwood, M. : Genealogy of the Family of Thomas Noble. 8vo. Hartford, 1878.
  • Breck, Samuel : Recollections of. Edited by H. E. Scudder. Philadelphia, 1877.
  • Brown, J. M. : Brief Sketch of the First Settlement of Schoharie County. New edition. Cobleskill, 1891.
  • Bryant, W. C. : Article on Brant in the American Historical Record for July, 1873.
  • Butler, Colonel William : Letter of. Printed in Pennsylvania Archives. New series. Vol. X.
  • Campbell, Douglas : Address at the Cherry Valley Centennial in 1878. 8vo. Cherry Valley, 1878.
  • Campbell, Douglas : The Puritan in Holland, England, and America. 2 vols., 8vo. New York, 1892.
  • Campbell, W. W. : The Annals of Tryon County. 12mo. New York, 1831.
  • Chase, Philander P. : Reminiscences: an Autobiography. 2 vols., 8vo. New York, 1848.
  • Churchill, John C. : Landmarks of Oswego County. 8vo. Syracuse: D. Mason & Co.
  • Clinton, George : First Governor of New York. Public Papers of, 1777 – 1779. 4 vols., 8vo. Edited by Hugh Hastings. Albany, 1899 – 1900.
  • Cobb, S. H. : The Story of the Palatines. 12mo. New York, 1896.
  • Colden, Cadwalader : History of the Five Nations. 8vo. New York, 1727. Enlarged edition. London, 1747.
  • Cooper, J. Fenimore : Wyandotte; or the Hutted Knoll. New York, 1843.
  • Cothren, William : History Of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut. Waterbury, 1854.
  • Craft, Rev. David : Historical Address at the Centennial Celebration of the Battle of Newtown. Printed in the Journals of the Sullivan Expedition.
  • Cullum, G, W. : Biographical Register of the United States Military Academy. 3 vols., 8vo. Boston, 1891.
  • Delaware County : Centennial History of. Edited by David Murray. Delhi, 1899.
  • Delaware County : History of. Quarto. Albany (Munsell).
  • De Loss, L. W.: Samson Occum and the Christian Indians of New England. Boston, 1899.
  • Dictionary of National Biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols., 8vo. London, 1885 – I900.
  • Durham, J. H. : Carleton Island in the Revolution. Syracuse, 1889.
  • Dwight, S. E. : Life of Jonathan Edwards. New York, 1830.
  • Dwight, Timothy, D.D. : Travels in New England and New York. 4 vols., 8vo. New Haven, 1821.
  • Edwards, Jonathan : Life of David Brainerd. Chiefly extracted from his diary. New Haven, 1822.
  • Fisher, S. G. : Historical Address at the Wyoming Massacre Monument, 1896. Proceeding of the Association. Wilkes-Barre, 1896.
  • Fiske, John : The American Revolution. 2 vols., 12mo. Boston, 1892.
  • Frothingham, Washington : History of Montgomery County. Syracuse: D. Mason & Co., 1892.
  • Gano, Rev. John : Biographical Memoir of.
  • Gay, W. B. : Historical Gazetteer of Tioga County. Syracuse, 1888.
  • Grant, Mrs. Anne : Memoirs of an American Lady. 2 vols., 12mo. London, 1808.
  • Gray, Captain William : Map and Letters of. Printed in the Journals of the Sullivan Expedition. Auburn, 1887.
  • Greene County, History of. Quarto. New York (Beers), 1894.
  • Grinnell, G. B. : The Story of the Indian. New York, 1897.
  • Goodwin, H. C. : The Pioneers of Cortlandt County. New York 1859.
  • Gould, Jay : A History of Delaware County. 12mo. Roxbury 1856.
  • Hale, Horatio : The Iroquois Book of Rites. Philadelphia, 1883.
  • Halsey, G. L., M.D. : Reminiscences of Village Life. Printed in the Unadilla Times in 1890.
  • Halsey, J. L. and Edmund D. : Thomas Halsey of Hertfordshire, England, and Southampton, Long Island. Morristown, 1895.
  • Hawley, Gideon : Narrative of His Journey to Oghwaga in 1753. I. Mass. Coll., IV. Also Vol. III. Doc. Hist., New York.
  • Hooper, Rev. Joseph : History of St. Peter’s Church, Albany. 8vo. Albany, 1899.
  • Hartwick Seminary : Memorial of the Semi-Centennial. Albany, 1867.
  • Hawkins, E. : Missions of the Church of England in the North American Colonies. 12mo. London, 1845.
  • Hayes, Isaac : Memoir of. Printed privately.
  • Herkimer County : History of. Quarto. New York (Beers), 1879.
  • Hollister, Isaac : Narrative of His Captivity.
  • Hough, F. B. : The Northern Invasion. New York, 1866.
  • Hough, F. B. : Gazetteer of the State of New York. Large octavo.
  • Humphreys, David : Historical Account of the Society for Propagating the Gospel. London, 1730.
  • Jogues, Isaac : Description of New Netherland. Reprinted with memoir by John G. Shea. New York, 1864.
  • Johnston, Alexander : History of Connecticut. Boston, 1887.
  • Johnston, George : History of Cecil County, Maryland. Elkton, 1881.
  • Jones, Thomas : History of New York During the Revolutionary War. 2 vols., 8vo. New York, 1879.
  • Jones, Pomroy : Annals of Oneida County. 8vo. 1854.
  • Jones, E. F. : History of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Springfield, 1854.
  • Journals of the Military Expedition of General John Sullivan. 8vo. Auburn, 1887.
  • Kalm, Peter : A Voyage to North America. 3 vols. London, 1772.
  • King, Rufus : Life and Correspondence of. Edited by Charles R. King. 5 vols., 8vo. New York, 1895.
  • Kulp, G. B. : Historical Sketches. 8vo. Wilkes-Barre, 1892.
  • Lincoln, – : History of Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester, 1837.
  • Linklaen, John : Travels in the Years 1771 and 1796 in Pennsylvania and Western New York. New York, 1897.
  • Livermore, Rev. S. T. : History of Cooperstown. 12mo. Albany, 1862.
  • Lossing, B. J. : Field Book of the American Revolution. New York, 1850-1852.
  • Lothrop, S. K. : Memoir of Samuel Kirkland. Boston, 1846.
  • Lounsbury, T. R. : Life of J. Fenimore Cooper. Boston, 1882.
  • Machin, Captain Thomas : Journal of. Printed in the Journals of the Sullivan Expedition. Auburn, 1887.
  • McKendry, William : Journal of. Printed in the Proceedings of the Mass. Hist. Soc. Printed also in the Journals of the Sullivan Expedition. Auburn, 1887.
  • McMaster, J. B. : History of the People of the United States. 5 vols. New York, 1882 – 1899.
  • Megapolensis, Rev. John : Treatise on the Mohawks. New York Hist. Soc. Coll. Vol. III. Second series.
  • Miller, Rev. John : The Province and City of New York in 1695. 8vo. New York, 1862.
  • Montgomery County : History of. New York (Beers), 1878.
  • Morgan, Lewis H. : The League of the Iroquois. 8vo. Rochester, 1851.
  • Morrison, Leonard A. : History of Windham, New Hampshire. Boston, 1883.
  • Nanny, Harrison W. : Address before the Minisink Historical Society in 1892.
  • New Jersey Gazette for December 31, 1778.
  • New York Assembly Documents. Vols. II. to VI. Albany, 1777-1782.
  • New York Chamber of Commerce, Colonial Records of. New York, 1867.
  • New York Civil List. 8ve. Albany, 1892.
  • New York Colonial Documents. 15 vols., quarto. Albany, 1855-1861.
  • New York : Documentary History of. 4 vols., 8vo. Albany, 1849.
  • New York in the Revolution. Quarto. Albany, 1898.
  • New York Journals of the Legislative Council. 2 vols., quarto, Albany, 1861.
  • New York JournaIs of the Provincial Congress and Council of Safety. 2 vols., quarto. Albany, 1842.
  • New York Revolutionary Papers. 2 vols., quarto. Albany, 1868.
  • New York State Archives. The Revolution. Quarto. Albany, 1887.
  • Oneida Historical Society: Transactions of.
  • Orcutt, Samuel : History of New Milford, Connecticut. Harford, 1882.
  • Otsego County : Biographical Review of. Quarto. Boston, 1893.
  • Otsego County : History of. Quarto. (Everts and Farris.)
  • Otsego County : Political Wars of; or the Downfall of Jacobinism and Despotism. 12mo. Cooperstown, 1796.
  • Perkins, Mrs. G. R.: Early Times on the Susquehanna. 12mo. Binghamton, 1870.
  • Parkman, Francis : Montcalm and Wolfe. 2 vols., 8vo. Boston, 1884.
  • Parkman, Francis : The Conspiracy of Pontiac. 8vo. Boston, 1851.
  • Parkman, Francis : The Jesuits in North America. 8vo. Boston, 1867.
  • Pouchot, M. : Memoir Upon the Late War in North America of 1755 to 176o. 2 vols., with Atlas. New York, 1866.
  • Priest, Josiah : Narrative of the Captivity of Freegift Patchin.
  • Priest, Josiah : Stories of Early Settlers in the Wilderness. Small, quarto. Pamphlet.
  • Queen’s County : History of.. Quarto. Albany (Munsell), 1882.
  • Roberts, E. H. : Centennial Address at the Battle of Newtown. Printed in the Journals of the Sullivan Expedition.
  • Rogers, P. P. : Articles in the Unadilla Times, Husbandman, and Binghamton Call. 1893.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore : History of New York City. New York, 1891.
  • Roscoe, W. E. : History of Schoharie County. Folio. Syracuse.
  • Scharf, J. T. : History of Maryland. 3 vols., 8vo. Baltimore, 1879.
  • Schoolcraft, H. R.: Notes on the Iroquois. Albany, 1846.
  • Seaver, J. E. : Life of Mary Jemison. 12mo. New York, 1856.
  • Shaw, S. M . : History of Cooperstown. 16mo. Cooperstown, 1886.
  • Sidney Centre : Centennial Celebration of. 8vo. Sidney, 1892.
  • Sidney : Centennial Celebration of. Sidney, 1876.
  • Simms, J. R. : History of Schoharie County. 8vo. Albany, 1845.
  • Simms, J. R. : The Frontiersman. 2 vols., 8vo. New York, 1872-1873.
  • Smith, John : General History of Virginia. London, 1622.
  • Smith, R. Monroe : The Burlington Smiths. Philadelphia, 1878,
  • Smith, Samuel : History of New York. 12mo. London, 1755.
  • Snyder, Captain Jeremiah : Narrative of. Prepared by Charles H. DeWitt. Published about 1820.
  • Society for the Propagation of the Gospel : Proceedings of. London, 17—.
  • Spafford : Gazetteer of the State of New York. 1813-1821.
  • Sprague, W. B. : Annals of the American Pulpit. 9 vols., 8vo. 1857-1869.
  • Stedman, C. : History of the American War. 2 vols. London, 1794.
  • Stone, W. L. : Life of Josept. Brant. 2 vols., 8vo. New York, 1838.
  • Stone, W. L. : Sr. and Jr. : Life of Sir William Johnson. 2 vols., 8vo. Albany, 1865.
  • Swinnerton, Rev. Dr. H. U. : Historical Account of the Presbyterian Church at Cherry Valley. Cherry Valley, 1876.
  • Talleyrand, Prince de : Memoirs of. Edited by the Duke de Broglie. 5 vols., 8vo. New York, 1891.
  • Thompson, A. C. : Protestant Missions; Their Rise and Early Progress. New York, 1894.
  • Thompson, B. T. : History of Long Island. 2 vols., 8vo. New York, 1839.
  • Trumbull, J. H. (Editor) : Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut. 2 vols., quarto. Boston, 1886.
  • Tuckerman, Bayard : Life of Peter Stuyvesant. 16mo. New York, 1893.
  • Van Hovenburgh, Rudolphus : Journal of. Printed in the Journals of the Sullivan Expedition. Auburn, 1887.
  • Vasseller, E. : Interview with Hudson Sleeper. Printed in the Oneonta Herald.
  • Wager, David E. : Descriptive History of Oneida County. 8vo. Boston History Co. 1896.
  • Washington, George : Writings of. Edited by W. C. Ford. 14 vols., 8vo. New York, 1893.
  • Weiser, G. Z. : Life of John Conrad Weiser. 12mo. Reading, 1876.
  • Weld, Isaac : Travels Through the States of North America. 2 vols., 12mo. London, 1799.
  • Wheelock, Rev. Dr. Eleazur : Memoir of. By David McClure and Elijah Parish. Newburyport, 1811.
  • Wheelock, Rev. Dr. Eleazur : Narrative of the Indian Charity School at Lebanon, Connecticut. With continuations. 16mo. Boston, 1762–1765.
  • Wilkinson, J. B. : Annals of Binghamton. Binghamton, 1840.
  • Williamson, — : Settlement of the Genesee Country. New Yolk, 1797.
  • Willett, W. W. : Narrative of the Military Actions of Colonel Marinus Willett. 8vo. New York, 1831.
  • Windsor, Justin: Narrative and Critical History of America. 8 vols., large 8vo. Boston, 1889.
  • Worth, G. A. : Random Recollections of Albany. 8vo. Albany, 1856.
  • Yawger, R. N. : The Indian and the Pioneer. 8vo. Syracuse, 1893.

Note: Quarto, 8vo, 12mo, and 16mo refer to book sizes.


MANUSCRIPTS[edit]

The subjoined list embraces material not existing in printed form. In many ways it has shed new and important light on the history of this frontier.

  • Bissell, Daniel, and Guido, L. : Account books, papers, etc., in possession of Mrs. Sumner (Harriet Bissell), of Norwich.

Brant, Joseph : Letter to Colonel Bolton, written at Oghwaga, July, 1779. In Spark’s coll. of MSS. at Harvard.

  • Clinton, Governor George : Manuscripts of, in 48 vols. Large folio. In State Library at Albany.
  • Coad, J. Francis, of Charlotte Hall, Maryland : Papers of, land and other, pertaining to the Otego patent.
  • Draper, Lyman Copeland : Brant Manuscripts in Library of the Wisconsin Hist. Society, Madison. 23 vols., folio. Examined in the summer of 1900 through courtesy of the librarian, Reuben Gold Thwaites.
  • Hayes' Papers : Account books, documents, etc., pertaining to the firm of Noble & Hayes.
  • Heckewelder, Rev. John : Manuscript in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
  • Johnson, Sir William : Papers of in 25 vols. Large folio. In State Library at Albany.
  • Johnston, William S. : History of the Susquehanna Valley. A fragment. A copy of some parts in MS. exists in library of Wisconsin Hist. Soc.
  • Journal relating to Unadilla Valley. In possession of Alexander W. Russell, of Westborough, Mass.
  • New York State Colonial Manuscripts and Land Papers. 63 vols., large Folio. 1643 – 1803. In office of Secretary of State, Albany.
  • Otsego County : Land Records of. In County Clerk’s office, Cooperstown, where researches were made gratuitously for the author by Lee B. Cruttenden while County Clerk.
  • Smith & Wells : Notes of a tour to the head of the Susquehanna in 1769. Manuscript copy purchased by author at sale of the library of late Dr. George H. Moore, Superintendent of the Lenox Library. The original is owned by Mr. Coad, a de-scendant of Mr. Smith. Quarto, 100 pages.
  • Unadilla Town Records. 5 vols., folio. Beginning in 1797.
  • Warren, Captain Benjamin : Diary of. In Spark’s Coll., Harvard University.
  • Wattles, Sluman : Day-book and Court Records of, for years before 1800. In possession of Edwin R. Wattles, Sidney Centre.
  • Whiting, Major Daniel : Letter written at Cherry Valley in November, 1778. Now in Spark’s Coll. at Harvard University.

A Few of the Many[edit]

The individuals who, by letter or interviews during a period of many years, have kindly responded to the author’s appeals, make an extended list. Among them should at least be named the following:

  • The late William Kelby, for many years Librarian, and
  • Robert H. Kelby, now Librarian of the New York Historical Society;
  • Thomas J. Titus, Assistant Librarian of the Mercantile Library;
  • Thomas E. Benedict, formerly Deputy Secretary of State;
  • Hugh Hast-ings, State Historian;
  • Charles W. Hooper, Land Clerk in the office of the Secretary of State at Albany;
  • the late George R. Howell, Archivist of the State Library;
  • Lee V. Cruttenden, formerly County Clerk of Otsego County;
  • the late Perry P. Rogers, of Binghamton;
  • the Rev. Dr. H. U. Swinnerton, and
  • the late John L. Sawyer, of Cherry Valley;
  • William E. Roscoe, of Carlisle, Schoharie County;
  • Harrison W. Nanny, of Goshen;
  • the late James C. Pilling,of the Smithsonian Institution;
  • Samuel M. Shaw, of