A history of the Minisink Region; which includes the present towns of Minisink, Deerpark, Mount…

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byCharles E. Stickney

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. TOWN OP MOUNT HOPE. This town was erected by an act of the State Legislature in 1825. It was formed from parts of the towns of Minisink, Wallkill and Deerpark, and was first called Calhoun, in honor of Joha C. Calhoun, the celebrated statesman of South Carolina. His views, policy, and patriotic course as Secretary of War during the contest with Great Britain in 1812, had rendered him a very popular man at the time, and thus the town came to be named after him. It went by this name till 1831 or 1832, when the inhabitants suddenly discovered his principles of public government to disagree with theirs. No time was lost in endeavoring to obliterate his memory from the annals of the town. A public meeting was called, and it was resolved to thereafter call the town Mount Hope; by which name it has been known to the present day. The following is a copy of the act passed by the Legislature confirming the action of the citizens: "Chapter 63.--An Act to alter the name of the town of Calhoun. Passed March 14,1833. "The people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: "§ 1. Prom the passage of this act, the town of Calhoun in the county of Orange, shall be known and distinguished by the narne qf the town of Mount Hope," The records of the town are very deficient in matter relating to the history of its formation, &c, the proceedings of the various town meetings previous to 1849 having been destroyed, mostly by a fire which occurred about the year 1848. The town in shape is an almost exact diamond, and embraces in its limits a large portion of the eastern slope of Shawangunk Mountain, which affords the finest scenery, it may be said, in the world, ap.aft from our vast rivers, and which one of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. TOWN OP MOUNT HOPE. This town was erected by an act of the State Legislature in 1825. It was form...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217662919

ISBN - 13:9780217662918

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