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“It is the privilege of History to impart the experience of age, without
its infirmities; to bring back things long obscured by time, or sinking into
oblivion; and enable us to form some reasonable conjectures of what may
happen to posterity.”—Poulson's Hist. of Holderness.

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Entered according to the Act of Congress in the year eighteen hundred and forty-eight
B Y R O B E R T B O L T ON, J R.
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Poun DRIDGE is situ- ated fifteen miles northeast of the village of White Plains, and distant one hundred and ; thirty-nine miles from Albany; bounded north - - , and east by LewisPresbyterian church, Poumirage. “ - -borough, south east . . . . . . by the state of Connecticut, and west by Bedford and North Castle." The name of this town is undoubtedly derived from the ancient Indian pound, which formerly stood at the foot of a high ridge, a little

• Poundridge was organized on the 7th of March, 1788. Wol. II. 1

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