New York

Boundaries and Extent. — The state is bounded north by the British province of Canada; east by the States of Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut; south-east by the Atlantic Ocean ; south by the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania ; west and south-west by Lakes Erie and Ontario, and by the River St. Lawrence. It extends from 40° 30' north latitude to 45°, and lies between 71° 56' and 79° 56' west longitude. Its extreme length from east to west, measuring from the Atlantic shore of Long Island, is 408 miles; exclusive of that island, 340.... (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)
Place Unit Type
State or Province
Containing Unit
Name Type
Albany County, NY County
Allegany County, NY County
Broome County, NY County
Cattaraugus County, NY County
Cayuga County, NY County
Chautauque County, NY County
Chemung County, NY County
Chenango County, NY County
Clinton County, NY County
Columbia County, NY County
Cortland County, NY County
Delaware County, NY County
Dutchess County, NY County
Erie Canal Rivers/Waterways
Erie County, NY County
Essex County, NY County
Franklin County, NY County
Fulton County, NY County
Genesee County, NY County
Greene County, NY County
Hamilton County, NY County
Herkimer County, NY County
Jefferson County, NY County
Kings County, NY County
Lewis County, NY County
Livingston County, NY County
Long Island, NY Location or Site
Madison County, NY County
Monroe County, NY County
Montgomery County, NY County
Nassau County, NY County
New York County, NY County
New York, NY City or Town
Niagara County, NY County
Oneida County, NY County
Onondaga County, NY County
Ontario County, NY County
Orange County, NY County
Orleans County, NY County
Oswego County, NY County
Otsego County, NY County
Putnam County, NY County
Queens County, NY County
Rensselaer County, NY County
Richmond County, NY County
Rockland County, NY County
Saratoga County, NY County
Schenectady County, NY County
Schoharie County, NY County
Schuyler County, NY County
Seneca County, NY County
St. Lawrence County, NY County
Steuben County, NY County
Suffolk County, NY County
Sullivan County, NY County
Tioga County, NY County
Tompkins County, NY County
Ulster County, NY County
Warren County, NY County
Washington County, NY County
Wayne County, NY County
Westchester County, NY County
Wyoming County, NY County
Yates County, NY County
Date Title
New York Herald, “Mr. Clay's Compromise, and the Cabinet,” February 1, 1850
Seth Concklin to William Still, February 3, 1851
New York Herald, “Important Decision on the Fugitive Slave Law,” September 4, 1851
Memphis (TN) Appeal, "Treason!," October 10, 1851
Debate over the River and Harbor Bill, US Senate, August 18, 1852
New York Times, "The American Party," March 3, 1857
New York Herald, “Practical Effect of the Dred Scott Judgment,” March 11, 1857
Thomas Garrett to William Still, March 27, 1857
New York Times, “What Shall we Do with the Mormons?,” April 21, 1857
New Orleans (LA) Picayune, “The New Nullification,” May 2, 1857
Boston (MA) Liberator, "The Beauties of Personal Liberty Laws," January 8, 1858
New York Herald, “The Illinois Campaign,” August 13, 1858
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Gerrit Smith,” August 14, 1858
New York Herald, “No Quarter to Douglas,” August 30, 1858
Boston (MA) Flag of Our Union, “Uncle Sam’s Farm,” December 11, 1858
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “A Runaway Slave from Georgia Captured,” January 3, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “For the Lambs of the Flock,” January 12, 1859
New York Herald, “The Present Congress and the Next President,” January 17, 1859
Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “A Candid Southern Opinion,” January 31, 1859
- New York Times, "May A Negro Go To College?," February 10, 1859
New York Times, “The Fugitive Slave Law,” March 4, 1859
New York Herald, “The Anti-Slavery Tactics,” March 10, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Cuba at the North,” March 21, 1859
New York Herald, “The Winnebago Delegation,” April 24, 1859
New York Times, “Capital Punishment of Women,” April 26, 1859
New York Times, “Amendment to the Massachusetts State Constitution,” May 11, 1859
New York Times, “Democratic Preparations for 1860,” May 17, 1859
New York Times, “The Free Negroes of Maryland,” June 13, 1859
New York Herald, “The Game of Base Ball,” July 21, 1859
New York Times, “The American Convention,” September 23, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Charleston Convention,” October 15, 1859
New York Herald, “Political Excitement on the Rise,” October 30, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "They Have Overdone It!," November 2, 1859
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "How Shall Brown Be Punished?," November 7, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Democratic Party and Old Brown,” November 8, 1859
Charleston (SC) Mercuy, "Insanity of Gerrit Smith," November 10, 1859
Fayetteville (NC) Observer,"Old Brown," November 14, 1859
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Virginia Panic," November 19, 1859
William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, December 12, 1859
Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “The Underground Railroad,” January 7, 1860
New York Herald, “Swindles Practiced Upon California Passengers,” January 15, 1860
Raleigh (NC) Register, “How Firmly United the Democracy Are,” February 22, 1860
Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, “Untitled,” March 15, 1860
Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Kellogg on Douglas,” March 17, 1860
New York Times, “Newspapers without Labels,” March 22, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Nomination of Mr. Lincoln,” May 22, 1860
New York Herald, “Bell and Everett Going Ahead,” May 27, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Stop Quarreling,” May 30, 1860
Abraham Lincoln to Leonard Swett, May 30, 1860
San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “The Only Way to Bring the Steamship Companies to their Senses,” June 5, 1860
Boston (MA) Herald, “A Fugitive,” June 7, 1857
New York Times, “The Baltimore Convention,” June 18, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “An Explanation,” June 28, 1860
James O. Putnam to Leonard Swett, copied in Swett to Abraham Lincoln, July 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Shabby Treatment,” July 7, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Dred Scott Decision in Practice,” July 20, 1860
Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Making a Cat’s-Paw of Douglas,” July 31, 1860
New York Herald, “Trouble Among the Republicans,” August 5, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Two-Edged Sword,” September 3, 1860
Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Plot of the Desperadoes,” October 27, 1860
New York Herald, “The New York Herald and the Disunion Question,” November 4, 1860
William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, November 10, 1860
New York Herald, "Morality Out West," November 11, 1860
John P. Sanderson to David Davis, November 12, 1860
Chicago (IL) Tribune, "Secession and Finance," November 13, 1860
(Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Nullifying the Laws,” November 24, 1860
New York Herald, “Coercion Symptoms in the West and North-West,” January 15, 1861
New York Herald, “A Contrast,” January 20, 1861
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Thurlow Weed,” February 14, 1861
Memphis (TN) Appeal, “Enforcement of the Laws,” February 24, 1861
Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “North Carolina and Secession,” April 4, 1861
New York Times, “Not a War against the South,” May 10, 1861
San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “The Lack of “Improved” Firearms in the South,” June 5, 1861
Abraham Lincoln, Reply to Emancipation Memorial Presented by Chicago Christians of All Denominations, September 13, 1862
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