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REMINISCENCES OF SARATOGA AND BALLSTON.

WILLIAM L. STONE.

1880.

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CONTENTS.

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Front Matter

CHAPTER.

 

I.

Visit of Sir William Johnson, Bart., in 1767.

II.

Visit of General Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Governor George Clinton to the High Rock in 1783.

III.

A Visit to Saratoga Springs and the Battle Ground in 1789.

IV.

The Escape of Amos Stafford from the Wyoming Massacre to Saratoga.

V.

Samuel Waterbury – His Revolutionary Services and Settlement in Saratoga Springs.

VI.

Gideon Putnam – His Great Services to Saratoga Springs.

VII.

Alexander Bryan.

VIII.

The Early Settlers of Saratoga – The Arnold, Mosher, Jewel, Taylor, Bullard, and Fitch Families.

IX.

Lake Saratoga – Its Colonial and Early History – The Great Kayaderosseras Patent.

X.

Lake Saratoga – Its Legends and Traditions.

XI.

Lake Saratoga – Its Early Piscatory History.

XII.

How Pete Francis Fiddled to the Wolves – A Reminiscence of the old Fishermen of Lake Saratoga.

XIII.

Bear Swamp – Its Human and Brute Inhabitants – How Dobson Treed the Bear – Crabb, the Astrologer.

XIV.

Bear Swamp – The Mirage – Its Lakes – The Old Dutchman Barhydt.

XV.

An Interior View of Saratoga Springs fifty years ago.

XVI.

The Cholera Season of 1832.

XVII.

Early Railroading.

XVIII.

Fourth of July in Saratoga and Ballston in 1840.

XIX.

The Great Whig Gathering of 1840 – Speech of Daniel Webster.

XX.

The Graveyards of Saratoga.

XXI.

Queer People – Angeline Tubbs, Tom Camel, Madame Jumel, etc.

XXII.

Historical Characters – Anecdotes of Joseph Bonaparte, McDonald Clarke, Lafayette, Cooper, Putnam, Fulton, Elisha Williams, Van Buren, etc.

XXIII.

The Schools of Saratoga.

XXIV.

The Early Debating Clubs of Saratoga.

XXV.

Early History of the Baptist and Presbyterian Churches – Rev. D.O. Griswold and Rev. S.W. Whelpley.

XXVI.

Rev. Francis Wayland.

XXVII.

Miles Beach.

XXVIII.

Henry Walton and John Clarke.

XXIX.

Dr. John H. Steel.

XXX.

Dr. Richard L. Allen.

XXXI.

Gideon M. Davison.

XXXII.

Rev. John D. Moriarty.

XXXIII.

Captain Stephen Dexter.

XXXIV.

Chancellor Walworth and Pine Grove.

XXXV.

Esek Cowen.

XXXVI.

John Willard.

XXXVII.

William Hay.

XXXVIII.

The Early Settlement of Ballston.

XXXIX.

The Tory Invasion of 1780, and the Gonzalez Tragedy.

XL.

Retrospective – The Mineral Fountains of Saratoga.

APPENDIX.

I.

The Bibliography of Saratoga Springs and Ballston.

ILLUSTRATIONS

Gideon Putnam’s Tavern Sign.

Baker’s Falls.

Lake Saratoga.

Luzerne Lake.

Pete Francis’ First Cabin.

Tenants of Bear Swamp.

Fish Creek.

Bear Swamp.

Round Pond.

Rope Ferry.

The Battenkill.

The Old Walton House.

Coach Similar to that Driven by Captain Dexter.

Glen’s Falls .

Hadley Falls .

First Settlement of Ballston .

The McDonald’s Cabin.

Headwaters of the Sacandaga.

Lake Desolation.

The Sacandaga River.

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