Monday, December 5, 2016

More Settlers Have Gone Out

Housing Of The Era? Picture Not Taken In New York

Source: A history of Livingston County, New York: from its earliest traditions, to ...

"By the 1790 census, there were only 960 souls, including travellers and surveyors with their attendants, within the bounds 'of the State west of the pre-exemption line."'

"The year 1812 added little to the population of this region, notwithstanding the promise of the early season.  'The war is a complete damper to all sales of new land.  I have not filled out a dozen land contracts this season,' says the principal land owner of this section, 'indeed, more settlers have gone out than have come into the Genesee country."'

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