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By William Cullen Bryant

At his dying in 1878 William Cullen Bryant were, for fifty-one years, the manager editor and a valuable proprietor of the recent York night submit. The paper have been began in 1801 by way of legal professional William Coleman in organization with the Federalist baby-kisser Alexander Hamilton. In 1826, Coleman employed Bryant as a reporter. even if Coleman could have engaged his providers as a result of his turning out to be contrast as a poet, Bryant was once additionally via then an skilled author of prose, having released greater than fifty severe and everyday essays. He were either editor of and so much widespread author for the per thirty days manhattan evaluate and the U.S. overview, and used to be recognized generally for his lectures on poetry ahead of the recent York Athenacum. by the point he assumed the course of the night submit after Coleman's dying in 1829 he had proved himself, in 3 annual volumes of the vacation reward e-book The Talisman, to be expert in a wit and irony quickly mirrored in his editorials.

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About the sum of $14,000 was loaned to a member of the House of Representatives, supposed to be opposed to the Bank, who was not at his post to vote against the Bank. Another member, always before opposed to the Bank, voted for the bill, and, with a friend who had taken care to be absent on the passage of the bill, went to Philadelphia shortly after, and the Bank loaned them on a mutual endorsement, $7,500. After the veto, Daniel Webster, on his return home, got from the Bank about $10,000swelling his debt to about $40,000.

The number of persons who have left the city is estimated at upwards of one hundred thousand people, including all classes and occupations. So many domestic fires have been put out, and the furnaces of so many manufactories have been extinguished, that the dense cloud of smoke which always lay over the city, inclining in the direction of the wind, is now so thin as often to be scarcely discernible, and the buildings of the great metropolis appear with unusual clearness and distinctness. On a fair afternoon the corners of the houses, their caves and roofs, appear as sharply defined as if the spectator stood close by their side, and from the walks of Hoboken you may count the dormer windows in any given block of buildings.

November 15 383 1861 The Fifty-Ninth Anniversary of the Evening Post. ca. January 1 386 Index 389 Illustrations follow page 162. Page xv Acknowledgments I should like to express my sincere gratitude to the many persons who have been supportive in various ways during the preparation of this work, among them Professors James T. Callow of the University of Detroit, Vincent Freimarck of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Norbert Krapf of C. W. Post College, Eric Lampard of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Albert E McLean of Park College, Andrew B.

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