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New York, NY

New York City, 1850s, detail

NEW YORK, city, the great commercial metropolis of the United States, and in population, commerce, and wealth, one of the first cities of the globe, is situated in latitude 40 42’ 40” north, and in longitude 74 1’ 6” west from Greenwich, and 3 0’ 22” east from Washington, 216 miles southwest of Boston and 86 miles northeast of Philadelphia. (Fanning's, 1853)


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