Albany, NY

ALBANY, city, capital of the state of New York, and seat of justice of Albany county, situated on the west side of Hudson river. 145 ms. N. of New York, and 164 ms. W. of Boston. Rising by a bold ascent from the water, and crowned with the glittering domes of capitol and city-hall, it presents an interesting appearance from the river, and creates anticipations which are rarely realized on entering its streets… (Fanning's, 1853)
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    Abraham Lincoln arrives in New York City on his pre-inaugural tour Campaigns/Elections
    Abraham Lincoln reaches Albany, New York on his pre-inaugural tour and speaks at the capitol Campaigns/Elections
    Across the river from the New York capital, a huge fire in East Albany destroys two freight depots Crime/Disasters
    An early thaw causes heavy ice damage and severe flooding along the riverbanks of New England Crime/Disasters
    At Albany, thousands of citizens file past Abraham Lincoln's coffin in the State Capitol Personal
    Brooklyn Excelsiors leave on the first baseball tour Education/Culture
    Four thousand "Wide Awake" club members march in a torch-lit parade through Albany, New York Campaigns/Elections
    - Heavy snow and high winds pound upstate New York. Crime/Disasters
    In Albany, a fire in a library at the New York State Capitol causes moderate damage but no injuries Crime/Disasters
    In Albany, Civil War general murders well-known lawyer and member of the New York Constitutional Convention. Crime/Disasters
    In Albany, New York, an evening altercation leads to a fatal shooting Crime/Disasters
    In Albany, New York, soldiers attack a public meeting protesting the arrest of Clement Vallandigham Campaigns/Elections
    In Albany, the combined houses of the New York Legislature elect Ira Harris to the U. S. Senate Campaigns/Elections
    In Albany, well-known piano manufacturing firm suffers devastating fire Crime/Disasters
    In cricket, the St. George's Club of New York City lose their first match of the season Education/Culture
    In East Albany, New York, gunfire erupts in police court as family members seek revenge on two rapists Crime/Disasters
    In New York State, fire completely destroys the Albany Academy of Music. Crime/Disasters
    In New York, the new railroad bridge linking Albany and Rensselaer across the Hudson opens for service Science/Technology
    In New York, the new railroad bridge linking Albany and Rensselaer across the Hudson takes its first traffic Science/Technology
    Millard Fillmore marries Mrs. Caroline Carmichael McIntosh in Albany, New York Personal
    Near New York, the steamer "Isaac Newton" explodes and burns in the Hudson River, killing twelve Crime/Disasters
    - New York Democrats meet in convention at Albany to nominate candidates for the fall elections. Campaigns/Elections
    New York Republicans elect Ira Harris to replace W.H. Seward in the United States Senate Campaigns/Elections
    - President Lincoln's funeral train makes its way across upstate New York to Buffalo Personal
    Prince Albert pays a visit to the United States Military Academy US/the World
    Runaway slave receives congratulations at State Capitol building in Albany, NY Slavery/Abolition
    Runaway slaves pass through Albany, NY with help from local officials Slavery/Abolition
    Striking railroad company workers riot in Albany, New York Business/Industry
    The 1867 New York State Constitutional Convention opens in Albany, New York. Lawmaking/Litigating
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is chartered in the New York Legislature Lawmaking/Litigating
    The big Hudson River steamer "St. John" suffers a massive boiler explosion and fifteen people are killed Crime/Disasters
    The New York Legislature passes its first animal anti-cruelty law, to be enforced by the ASPCA Lawmaking/Litigating
    - The New York State Anti-Slavery Convention meets in Albany and advocates the dissolution of the Union Slavery/Abolition
    The Prince of Wales visits Albany, New York US/the World
    The trustees of the Dudley Observatory in Albany, New York reclaim the premises from its scientific staff Science/Technology
    Violent storm strikes Albany, New York Crime/Disasters
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    John Henry Hill to William Still, October 4, 1853
    Boston (MA) Herald, "Untitled," October 31, 1856
    William Jones to William Still, January 1, 1857
    New York Times, “Semi-Annual Meeting of the State Temperance Society,” June 16, 1857
    Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Runaway Negros," February 15, 1858
    St. Louis (MO) Republican, “Let the Jubilee be General,” August 29, 1858
    New York Times, “Railroad Casualties,” September 3, 1858
    Jacob Blockson to William Still, December 26, 1858
    Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The South Carolina Legislature,” December 30, 1858
    New York Times, “Sleeping Cars upon Railroads,” December 31, 1858
    Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Mortality in New York,” March 7, 1859
    Louisville (KY) Journal, “‘U. G.’ Railroad Statistics,” March 14, 1859
    New York Times, “Albany and Richmond,” June 29, 1859
    New York Times, “An Unwise Letter,” August 5, 1859
    New York Herald, “The Morals of Politics,” August 7, 1859
    New York Times, “Breaking Up Rapidly,” September 12, 1859
    New York Herald, “Air Navigation over the Atlantic,” September 24, 1859
    Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Opinions of the People," December 3, 1859
    New York Herald, “The South and Southern Safety,” December 4, 1859
    New York Herald, “The Runaway Slaves,” January 5, 1860
    New York Herald, "The Underground Railroad and Its Victims," January 5, 1860
    Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “The Underground Railroad,” January 7, 1860
    James A. Briggs to Salmon Portland Chase, March 17, 1860
    New York Herald, “The Quarantine Question and the Approaching Summer,” May 13, 1860
    New York Herald, “The Reception of the Nomination of Douglas,” June 24, 1860
    New York Herald, “Trouble Among the Republicans,” August 5, 1860
    Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, "Perilous Balloon Descent," September 27, 1860
    Savannah (GA) News, “Disinterested Black Republican Patriots,” May 22, 1861
    Thurlow Weed to Abraham Lincoln, August 18, 1861
    Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Secession Organs in the North,” August 20, 1861
    Abraham Lincoln to Erastus Corning and others, June 12, 1863
    Abraham Lincoln to Horatio Seymour, August 7, 1863
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