The Description of the City of New York ... to which is Prefixed, a Brief Account of Its Settlement by the Dutch, in the Year 1629: And of Most Remarkable Events which Have Occurred in Its History, from that to the Present Period

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Samuel Marks, 1827 - New York (N.Y.) - 360 pages
 

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