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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