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Five Indian Nations
WHICH ARE DEPENDENT ON THE PROVINCE OF
NEW YORK, AND ARE A BARRIER BETWEEN
THE ENGLISH AND THE FRENCH IN
THAT PART OF THE WORLD
Hon, CADWALLADER COLDEN
IN TWO VOLUMES
NEW AMSTERDAM BOOK COMPANY PUBLISHERS: NEW YORK, 1902
Registered at the
by NEW AMSTERDAM BOOK COMPANY
Published, August 1902. N.
On the death of Lieutenant-Governor de Lancy, in 1760, Cadwallader Colden, as President of the Council, came to New York, took
his residence at the Province House in the fort, and administered the Government until his appointment as LieutenantGovernor, which took place in August, 1761.
“Governor Colden," says Verplanck, "was a scholar of various and extensive attainments, and of very great and unremitted ardor and application in the acquisition of knowledge. When it is considered how large a portion of his life was spent in the labors or the routine of public office and that, however great might have been his original stock of learning, he had in this country no reading public to excite him by their applause, and few literary friends to assist or to stimulate his inquiries, his zeal and success in his scientific pursuits will appear deserving of the highest admiration. A great mass of manuscripts on mathematical, botani