The following works were consulted in its preparation: "French's Gazetteer of the State of New York;" "Documentary History of New York;" "Historical Collections of New York;" "Proceedings of Board of Supervisors for 1868;" "Census Reports;" "Clark's History of Chenango County;" "Hatch's History of Sherburne;" "Oxford Jubilee" and "Hotchkin's History of the Presbyterian Church in Western New York."
That errors may have occurred in so great a number of names and dates as are here given, is probable, and that names have been omitted that should have been inserted is quite certain. We can only say that we have exercised more than ordinary diligence and care in this difficult and complicated feature of book-making. To such as feel aggrieved in consequence of error or omission, we beg pardon, and ask the indulgence of the reader in marking such as had been observed in the subsequent reading of the proofs, and which are noted in the Errata, following the Introduction.
It is also suggested that our patrons observe and become familiar with the explanations at the commencement of the Directory.
The Map of the County was engraved with great care by Messrs. "Weed, Parsons & Co.," of Albany, and, it is believed, will prove a valuable acquisition to the work. The various new lines of railroad were located by the engineers employed in the surveys.
The Advertisers represent some of the leading business men and firms of the County, and also many enterprising and reliable dealers in other parts of the State. We most cheerfully commend them all to the patronage of those under whose observation these pages may come.
With thanks to friends generally, we leave our work to secure the favor which earnest endeavor ever wins from a discriminating business public.