Archive for May, 2010

New York Governor Thomas Dongan Addresses Licenses to Henry Cuyler and John Pell to Purchase Land from Indians in 1686

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In 1686, Governor of the Province of New York Thomas Dongan licensed John Pell to purchase from local Native Americans “all that tract or tracts” of land lying within the bounds of his Patent that were “not yet purchased of the said Indyan natives.”  Below is the

John Pell Takes Oath of John Clarke of West Chester on May 15, 1676

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During the 1670s, John Pell served as a Justice in Westchester.  Among his duties was the taking of oaths.  Such an occasion occurred on May 15, 1676 when John Clarke “of West Chester” appeared before him to swear an oath regarding something that was said to him

Featured Condtion/Disease: Asthma

We are featuring a childhood/infant disease or condition informational post every other Friday.  Today’s topic is Asthma.

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The Announcement of President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination in Pelham, NY on April 15, 1865

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Hart Island, near City Island, once was part of the Town of Pelham.  During the latter part of the Civil War, Hart Island was used to house Confederate Prisoners of War.  There is an interesting published account of the announcement made to the Confederate prisoners

Description of Early Baseball Game Played at Pelham Bridge in 1878

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I long have been intrigued by early references to baseball being played in Pelham.  At the end of this posting is a long list of earlier postings on the subject.

I have located yet another very early reference to baseball being played in Pelham.  In fact, it