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LETTER III.

Journey from New-Lebanon to Minden--Valley of the Mohawk-Canajohar-

ie-Minden—Thoughts on Religious Persecution--Palatines--German

Flats-Utica--New-Hartford, Brothertown--Brothertown Indians--Obser-

vations on the differences of complexion in the human race,

170

LETTER IV.

Hamilton-Oneida Academy-Paris--Iron Mine—The measures adopted for

the support of Religion in this State unhappy, and the laws imperfect--

Rome-Battle between the English and Indians, under Sir John Johnson,

and the American militia under General Herkimer-Canal-Siege of Fort

Stanwix,

188

LETTER V.

Story of Cap. Greg-Whitesborough-Judge White--Herkimer-Canal at Lit-

tle Falls--Capt. Butler-Destruction of Cherry Valley--Conajoharoo-

Canajoharie,

199

LETTER VI.

Story of Mr. Fonda--Sir William Johnson-Prospect from Tripe's hill--Johns.

town-Amsterdam-Character of Hon. John Jay; and of William Pitt Beers,

Esq.--Cohoes-Waterford--Half-Moon--Stillwater--Saratoga,

210

LETTER VII.

Progress of Gen. Burgoyne-Desertion of Ticonderoga--Battle of Hubbardton;

of Battle-hill-Wise measures of Gen. Schuyler--Defeat of Col. Baume and

Breckman--Battles of September 19th, and October 7th--Surrender of Gen.

Burgoyne-Reflections,

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LETTER VIII.

Saratoga-Fort Miller-Fort Edward-Cambridge---Argyle--The Baton

Kill-Easton-Greenwich----Scotch settlers---Journey to Williamstown--

Petersburgh-Pownal--Excursion to the summit of Saddle Mountain--Nat-

ural Bridge,

233

LETTER IX.

Journey to Pittsfield-Bursting of a Cloud-Observations on Forest Trees--

Difference in the quantity of Snow falling in places near to each other-Cu-

rious origin of a Thunder Storm, and of a Tornado-Account of Moving

Rocks-White Frosts—Return,

247

LETTER I.

State of New-York--Its extent and population--Account of what has been done

for the support of Learning and Religion—The different sects into which it is

divided,

26.)

JOURNEY TO LONG-ISLAND.

LETTER I.

Passage from Norwalk to Huntington--Lloyd's Neck-Town of Huntington--

Smithtown-Setauket--Brookhaven--Riverhead---Its Courts--Southold-

Oyster Point--Fisher's Island-Plumb Island,

283

LETTER II.

General observations on the Northern parts of Long-Island, and on the stones

and sand of which it is composed--Influence of the Gulf stream in depositing

sand on the Eastern coast of the United States--Cultivation of wheat--AC-

count of the Hessian Fly--Forest Trees-Fruit Trees--Improvement in

Agriculture--Scarcity of Brooks and Mill-streams--Fisheries,

292

LETTER III.

Shelter Island-Sagg Harbour- The Peninsula of Montauk-Indians who in-

habit it-Light House—East-Hampton-Manners of the inhabitants—Hon-

ourable efforts of the people to maintain the government of law and to dis-

countenance vice-Settled from New-England-Suffolk County-Gardiner's

Island-Bridghampton-Southampton--Canoe place-Westhampton-The

Fireplace,

306

LETTER IV.

Islip--Hempstead plain--Grouse plain--Huntington--Oyster bay--Hempstead---

North-Hempstead--Flushing--Mr. Prince's fruit-yard--Jamaica--Ride from

Jamaica to Brooklyn--Vegetation on different parts of the island affected by

the prevailing winds--Bushwick,

320

LETTER V.

Brooklyn--Prospect from the heights--Battle between the British under Gen.

Howe, and the Americans under Gen. Putnam--Retreat of the American

Army to New-York-- The East River--Kings County settled by the Dutch-

Character of the inhabitants--Quakers-Return,

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