History of the City of Troy

History of the City of Troy
History of the City of Troy
Excerpt from History of the City of Troy: From the Expulsion of the Mohegan Indians to the Present Centennial Year of the Independence of the United States of America, 1876The locality of Troy, from the time when the first Hollander erected his humble cabin upon the site of the city until the present, has been diversified by many incidents and individuals, peculiar in circumstance and action. The lights and shades of its life fall upon the pages of history with an enrichment of coloring almost romantic in disposition, while the variety of their transitions, "from grave to gay, from lively to severe," absorbs the attention and charms the mind. With an enthusiasm intensified by the inspiring elements of this field of research, the author patiently sought for unpublished documents and rare manuscripts relating to its early history, which by transcription gave the material requisite for the basis of the proposed work.As the compiler reviews the many explorations of the sources whence he obtained his important information, he is impressed with a deeper sense of the significance of the maxim, "perseverance conquers all things." Emboldened by repeated successes, he was often aware of subjecting persons to many inconveniences in overlooking their private papers, and in permitting him the privilege of their time and conversation. Conscious that this was no ordinary undertaking, and that the opportunity of obtaining access to these repositories might never occur again to another compiler, he made complete and entire copies of all the papers and records proffered him. Up in dark garrets, in unused closets, in stores, offices, residences, in public and private libraries, among antiquarians and keepers of scrap-books, here, there, everywhere that suggestion or knowledge directed, these researches were diligently pursued.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.