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Allegany mountains Allegany river
Ambufcade and Boston frigates
America in general
Baltimore, city Barbadoes
American revolution, its rife Meeting of the first congrefs 61.Commencement of hoftilities 65 Battle of Lexington do. Ation of Bunker-hill 66. Conference with Indians 71. Affault of Quebec 74 Declaration of independence 78 Action at Flatbush 84 White plains 86 Trenton 86 Brandywine Creek 89 Bennington 91 Stillwater 92 Surrender of Gen. Bugoyne 93 Philadelphia evacuated 95 Action at Freehold 95 Arrival of a French Fleet 95 Stoney Point taken Expedition on the river Penobscot 100 Attack on Charleston 103 Depreciation of paper currency 106 A fecond French fleet arrives at Rhode illand 108 General Gates defeated action at Catawba fords 109. Gen. Arnold turns traitor 109 Major Andre 109 American army difaffected 111 Col. Tarleton defeated at Ninety fix 112 Action at Guildford courthoufe 114 Action at Camden 116 Do. Eata Springs 118 Action between the British and French fleets 119 Surrender of the British at York-Town 130
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DESCRIPTION OF THE GENESEE COUNTRY-ITS RAPIDLY PROGRESSIVE
POPULATION AND IMPROVEMENTS.
N the year 1790, the Legislature of the State of New-York formed into a county by the name of Ontario, all that part of the State lying weft of a meredian line drawn from the 82d mile-ftone on the Pennfylvania line to lake Ontario. Within this is included the tract known by the name of the Genefee country, bounded on the north by Lake Ontario, on the weft by Niagara river and Lake Erie, on the South by the State of Pennsylvania, and on the eaft by the counties of Tioga and Onondaga.
One year previous to the formation of this country, Oliver Phelps and Nathaniel Gorham, Efqs. of New-England, purchased from the State and from the Seneca Indians, their right to that part of the country which lies between the meridian line above mentioned and the Genefee river, excluding on the north part of the country twelve miles weft of the river, as will appear by the plan, forming a tract of country fortyfive miles from east to west, and eighty-four from north to fouth, containing about 2,200,000 acres of land; within these limits are contained the country now fettleing, remarkable for its fertile foil and moderate climate. The more northern part of the country of Ontario, is watered by the Genesee river, its tributary streams, Rundigut Creek, Flint Creek, Mud Creek, Salmon Creek and many other inferior ftreams, and by a number of lakes, fome of which are from twenty to forty miles in length, whofe outlets afford excellent navigations to Albany and Lake Ontario, and valuable millfeats. The fouth part of the country is watered by different branches of the Sufquehannah, viz. the Conhofton, Canifteo, Tufcarora and Cananifque, all of which are navigable from the middle of March to the first of July; the Sufquehannah empties into the Chesapeak Bay near Baltimore, to which place, in high water, rafts of lumber and large boats containing from two to five hundred barrels may be carried. For a Country apparently fo far diftant from the coaft, and until lately fo little known, the fituation is fingularly happy. The distance from Albany to New-York, Philadelphia or Baltimore, does not exceed in a direct course, one hundred and eighty miles, and by the road now in ufe, not much above two hundred miles; to the Federal City not above two hundred and fixty-five miles; the improvements in the intermediate