Rochester, NY

Rochester, N. Y., city, port of entry, and seat of justice for Monroe co., is situated on both sides of the Genesee River, 7 miles S. from its entrance into Lake Ontario, 250 miles W. of Albany by the railroad, and 75 miles by railroad E. by N. from Buffalo. In 1810, this place had not an existence, and was not incorporated even as a village until 1817. Population in 1820, 1502; in 1830, 9269 ; in 1840. 20,191; in 1850, 36,561. Rochester owes its rapid growth and present flourishing condition to the peculiar advantages of its location upon the falls at this place in the Genesee River... (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)
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    New York Times, “More Fugitive Slaves,” May 14, 1852
    John Henry Hill to William Still, October 4, 1853
    New York Times, “Mr. Marcy on the Sumner Assault,” September 2, 1857
    Chester P. Dewey to Abraham Lincoln, October 30, 1858
    (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “The Antagonism Between Slave and Free States,” November 4, 1858
    New York Times, “Sleeping Cars upon Railroads,” December 31, 1858
    New York Herald, “The Presidential Question,” January 24, 1859
    New York Times, “Dr. Doy of Kansas,” March 18, 1859
    New York Herald, “The Late Scattering Elections,” April 6, 1859
    New York Herald, “A Foreigner View of Black Republicanism,” May 1, 1859
    New York Herald, “Stump Candidates for the Presidency,” September 11, 1859
    New Orleans (LA) Picayune, "Frederick Douglass's Letter," November 9, 1859
    New York Herald, "The Slavery Agitation," December 10, 1859
    New York Herald, “Seward Nominated for the Presidency by the Abolitionists,” December 25, 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
    Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “Another Grievance for Virginia,” January 11, 1860
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Enthusiasm over the Nomination,” May 19, 1860
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