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THIS EDITION

OF

AN ADMIRED AMERICAN CLASSIC,

WHICH FIRST APPEARED ALMOST A CENTURY AGO,

IS DEDICATED

BY THE AUTHOR'S GODSON

TO

MRS. JOHN V. L. PRUYN

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Portrait of Mrs. Grant of Laggan from a miniature painted

in 1825 by K. Macleay, R. S. A. Engraved on steel
by H. Robinson

Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

Loch Laggan, Inverness-shire, the early home of Mrs.

Grant, where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert re

sided soon after their marriage. From a photograph 18 Facsimile of note sent to Dr. Buchanan with a copy of

The American Lady.” From the original in possession of Mrs. William G. Rice, of Albany

25 Birthplace of Margaretta Schuyler, “ The American Lady,”

erected in 1667. The oldest house in Albany when
removed a few years since

45 The Aunt Schuyler house at the Flats, erected in 1666 by

Richard Van Rensselaer, and transferred to the Schuy-
lers four years later. The family have occupied it for
231 years

52 Portrait of Colonel Peter Schuyler. From a painting made in London in 1710

59 Portrait of King Hendrick, chief of the Five Nations Ancient Dutch Church, erected in 1715 on the site of one built in 1656. It was removed in 1806

68 Ancient pulpit, made in Holland and used in the Dutch

churches of Albany from 1656 to 1806, and at present
in the North Church

99 Map of the Flats on the banks of the Hudson, above Albany 149

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