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                             Volume 18, Issue 39 -- 2016-10-28                     

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I did not know Greenwich Village was known for a famous health resort of old New York. And at the Battery of Greenwich Village, a statue of George III was torn down by patriots.

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Alexander Hamilton & Letter of 6 Sept. 1772

The following letter was written the week after the late Hurricane, by a Youth of this Island, to his Father; the copy of it fell by accident into the hands of a gentleman, who, being pleased with it himself, showed it to others to whom it gave equal satisfaction, and who all agreed that it might not prove unentertaining to the Public.

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Documentary on Life of Woody Guthrie

This is a documentary on the life of Woody Guthrie, the traveling songwriter and singer who paved the way for the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

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Walking With Old Sweet Sadie

Did you know that a part of upper Manhattan branches were in Harlem, once an Indian camp, but immortalized by the Battle of Harlem Heights, where Alexander Hamilton first distinguished himself as an artillery officer. Also, at 160th Street, was the famous Jumel Mansion, once occupied by Washington as his headquarters.

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Battle of Harlem Heights of 1776

The Battle of Harlem Heights was fought during the New York and New Jersey campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The action took place in what is now the Morningside Heights and east into the future Harlem neighborhoods of northwestern Manhattan Island in what is now New York City on September 16, 1776. It was an inconclusive fight which revived American morale but had no particular benefit for either side.

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Know-Nothingism in America

In a speech of ex-governor Aaron V. Brown, of Tennessee, against the organization of the "Know-Nothings," at Columbia, 23 August 1855, as it appeared in the Semi-Weekly Standard, Raleigh, North Carolina, 19 September 1855, Wednesday, page 2, Brown was quoted as saying the following:

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Battle of Harlem Heights (1776, Sept. 16)

Remembering back through the ages, to September 16, 1776, when a detachment of Continental troops ambushed on the cliff overlooking the valley of the Harlem River, almost decimated a larger body of troops from British General Braddock's army, driving them back to their forts on what was Morningside Heights.

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1664 Boundary of Connecticut

It was in The Pennsylvania Gazette, out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dated 8 June 1774, Wednesday, page 1, that we found this slight mention, order and declaration given at James's Fort in New York, on the Island of Manhattan, 1 December 1664.

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The Know-Nothing Party of the 1850's

The Know-Nothing Party, also known as the American Party, was a prominent United States political party during the late 1840s and the early 1850s. The American Party originated in 1849. Its members strongly opposed immigrants and followers of the Catholic Church.

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