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District Schools 75,152 10
Interest, 45,665 33
City Hull, 8,541 17
Court Special Sessions, 100 00
Police Court, 4,331 84
Markets, 1,669 69
Trustees General Debt Sink-
Ferry 140 00
Surveyor's office 2,979 62
Printing and advertising, ... 2,061 22
Justice's Court, 5,506 08
Redemptions 20 13
Salaries, 14,100 00
County of Albany, 33,100 57
Elections 2,377 40
City lamps, 23,354 52
Wells and pumps, 1,097 21
Industrial School, 125 00
Temporary loans, 120.000 00
Certificates of city indebted-
Board of Capital Police 93,232 00
6. Air, h. 65, 1. 52 Mrs. Eunice Wilcox died, aged 68. Henry
S. Williams died, aged 32. Francis P. Brown died, aged 61. Bella C. Jones died, aged 19.
7. Air, h. 59, 1. 44 William Fanning died, aged 50. Lieut.
James Pauley died, aged 29. Edward Hindman died, aged 30.
8. Air, h. 45,1. 35. Snow in morning Patrick H. Furlong died,
9. Air, h. 46, 1. 36 Carolina Gill, wife of William Nessle, died.
10. Air, h. 45, 1. 39 Rev. Samuel L. Sprecher preached his first
sermon as the pastor of the Lutheran church, corner of Pine and Lodge streets. He came from Carlisle, Pa.
11. Air, h. 58, 1. 45 Isaac Cohen, an energetic and successful
dry goods merchant, committed suicide by leaping from the dock into the river. He was at the head of many of the Jewish benevolent societies of this city, and acted as the general dispenser of aid to the unfortunate. An attempt was made last evening to raise the body by firing a cannon, but it failed. The body was found on the 19th, at Staats's dock, five miles below Greenbush.
12. Air, h. 53, 1. 41 Rev. J. Searle was installed pastor of the
Third Dutch Reformed church in Ferry street Peter Wendell died.
13. Air, h. 62, 1. 45.
14. Air, h. 61, 1. 47 Helen, widow of Henry Salisbury, died,
aged 67. She was for several years and at the time of her death, matron of the Home of the Friendless.
15. Air, h. 69, 1. 51.
16. Air, h. 67, 1. 55.
17. Air, h. 68, 1. 57 John Dillon died, aged 21.
18. Air, h. 70, 1. 45 John B. Folger died, aged 75. James
Porter died at the hospital of wounds inflicted in an affray with Johu Erving, on the 8th inst. Maria, wife of George Marvin, died. Patrick Mahan died, aged 47.
19. Air, h. 52, 1. 43 Mary E., wife of George Morford, died,
20. Air, h. 60, 1. 47.
21 Air, h. 60, 1. 51 James Edwards died, aged 69. Mr.
Edwards, from his former professional position and connection, was widely and honorably known throughout the state. He was born in Greenfield, Saratoga county, but came to this city more than half a century ago, and commenced the study of the law in the office of his uncle, the Hon. Alfred Foot, then one of the most eminent members of the bar of this city. Soon after his admission to the bar, Mr. Edwards entered into partnership with his uncle, and they continued together with a large and lucrative practice for some years, when Judge Foot removed to New York, leaving his large business here to Mr. Edwards. After continuing alone for a few years, he formed a partnership with the late Samuel Stevens, then and up to the time of his death, one of the ablest lawyers in this state. Their business was among the largest and most important of any in this part of the country, and Mr. Edwards brought to it admirable qualifications. He was always distinguished for his sound practical judgment, his solid legal attainments, his promptness and accuracy in business, the energy, firmness and integrity of his character, and his conscientious fidelity to the interest of his clients. His business was of a weighty and responsible character, and among his clients and friends he always numbered the most substantial men in this community. He was a man of great kind-heartedness, true in his friendships, warm and generous in his sympathies, ever open to the appeals of the poor and suffering, and ever seeking to rule his life in accordance with Christian principle. He was a liberal minded and public spirited citizen, and took a warm interest in all measures for the promotion of public interests. Up to the time he was taken ill, he had every appearance that would have indicated a prolonged and vigorous old age; and while we now feel that his course in life has been well and honorably fulfilled, the suddenness of its close cannot but remind those of us, who have journeyed with him, how frail and uncertain our own
condition is.—Argus The Presbyterian assembly met in Dr.
Sprague's church A long and severe rain storm continued with
great force this day, and was attended with the first thunder and lightning of the season Elizabeth Pierce died, aged 82. Pouwelona, widow
of Christian Long, died, aged 45 Catharine, wife of Harmon Van
Heusen, died, aged 66.
22. Air, h. 54, 1 52 The drenching rains of the last week produced an extraordinary freshet, which came so suddenly as to surprise the merchants on the docks, who on resorting to their places of business in the morning, found them inaccessible by reason of the height of the
water Caroline, wife of Philip Featherly, died, aged 60. Edward
Scannell died, aged 26.
23. Rosa, wife of Joseph Weber, died, aged 54.
24. Dennis Kinsley died, aged 68.
25. Stephen Van Rensselaer, the last patroon of Albany, died, aged 80. His death was the result of the infirmities of age, and had been anticipated for nearly two years past. Gen. Van Rensselaer was the only son of Stephen Van Rensselaer (known as the Old Patroon), by his first wife, who was a daughter of Gen. Schuyler, of Revolutionary fame. Alexander Hamilton, who was his uncle by marriage with another daughter of Gen. Schuyler, drew up the leases on which the Manor of Rensselaerwyck was rented. This manor extended twenty-four miles along the Hudson river, and twenty-four miles east and west. The deceased succeeded to the western half of the manor, the eastern half being left to William P. Van Rensselaer, the first born of the old patroon's second wife, Miss Patterson, of New Jersey. These lands were nearly all leased under perpetual leases, most of which were receutly purchased by Colonel Walter S. Church, of this city. Probably the most valuable of the lands not thus encumbered are what is now known as the Lumber district, and the real estate near the city. The entail of the manorial property ceased with the death of his father. This will now be divided among the children, except twenty-five hundred acres between the Troy and Shaker roads, north of the Manor House, in which he had a life estate, and which now reverts to his half-brother, William P. Van Rensselaer. The surviving children of the deceased are Margaret, wife of Wilmot Johnson, of New York; Cornelia, wife of Nathaniel Thayer, of New York; Catharine, widow of Mr. Berry, of New York; Justina, widow of Dr. Howard Townsend; Harriet, wife of Capt. Crosby, U. S. A., and Eugene, the only surviving son. The widow of the deceased, who was Miss Bayard, the daughter of a former distinguished merchant of New York, still survives him. Gen. Van Rensselaer never sought official honors. He lived a quiet and unobtrusive life; but he leaves behind him an enviable reputation for the sterling virtues which distinguished the race from which he was descended. The Manor House was always the home of an elegant and refined hospitality. He was liberal in his benefactions, and dispensed his wealth freely to all charitable objects and to the church, of which he was for many years a prominent member.— Argus.
Mr. Van Rensselaer never mingled in the active concerns of public business, with the interest that his father had manifested. The only public positions held by him were those of an alderman and of majorgeneral of this division of the military of the state, for some years previous to 1840. In the latter capacity he evinced much adaptability and skill, and his activity and zeal are well remembered by his compeers in life. His manners were quiet, social and unobtrusive. His friendships warm and active. He was liberal, generous and charitable.— Journal.
Funeral of Stephen Van Rensselaer. This funeral was very largely attended May 29, and the services were unusually impressive. The following were the bearers: Governeur Kemble, of Cold Spring; Jacob II. Ten Eyck, Esq., Hon. Erastus Corning, Harmon Pumpelly, Esq., H. H. Martin, Esq., Major Gen Jno. Taylor Cooper, Hon. John V. L. Pruyn, of Albany; Henry Burden, Esq., of Troy; Howard Boyd, Esq., Gen. S. V. R. Talcott, Charles Van Zandt, Esq., Col. John O. Cole, of Albany. Officiating Clergymen: Rev. Drs. B. W. Clark, W. B. Sprague of Albany; Rev. Dr. Verm i lye, of New York; Rev. Dr. Kennedy, of Troy.— Physicians: Thomas Hun, M. D., James P. Boyd, M. D.— Argus.
The remains were enclosed in a solid mahogany casket, covered with black broadcloth, ornamented with a narrow silver band forming a panel on each side, end and top. The plate was in solid silver in the form of a shield, bearing the following inscription in old English: "Stephen Van Rensselaer, born March 27th, 1789, died May 25th, 1868." At 3 o'clock the casket was brought down in the grand hall by four of the domestics acting as porters, and a prayer was offered by Kev. Dr. Clark. The procession moved to the First Reformed Church in the following order in carriages: Porters, clergy, physicians, elders of the church, deacons, hearse, relatives, servants, friends. The clergy, physicians and bearers wore white linen scarfs, and the servants were clothed in black clothing and black kid gloves. The service at church consisted of reading portions of scripture by Dr. Kennedy, sermon by Dr. Vermilye, prayer by Dr. Clark, benediction by Dr. Sprague. The remains were conveyed to the family grounds in the Albany Cemetery. The attendants filled thirty carriages.— Argus.
28. A novel water fountain for public use was placed in front of the Exchange Building by John M.Crapo, for the accommodation of man and beast.
30. William McMurray died.
31. Eliza Wooley died, aged 70. Thomas Drown died, aged 69. John Ruddy died, aged 32. Theophilus Irwin died, at Conesville, aged 80.
June 1. The fire alarm telegraph was completed, and in successful
operation Mary H. Shepard died, aged 23. Mary Whalen died,
2. Elizabeth, wife of Henry Reed, died, aged 45. Julia A. Ostrander, daughter of the late Peter Van Loon, died, aged 56.
4. Parthenia Corde, widow of Ichabod L. Judson, died, aged 70. Levina Anson died, aged 83. Catharine, wife of John Moran died, aged 26. Harriet, wife of John Schworer, died, aged 81. John J. Daly died, aged 32. Michael Burns died, at Trenton, N. J., aged 35.
5. A house was blown down in Colonie street, by which Felix McCann was killed Louisa Charbonneau died, aged 85.
6. Samuel McCrea Smith died, aged 19.
7. Paul C. Barney died, aged 49. Mrs. Mary Mahan died, aged 76.
8. Neil Gallaher died, aged 35. Mrs. Mary Malone died, aged 75. Grace Parker died, aged 20.
9. The mayor and common council of Troy came down to witness the working of the new fire alarm, and were handsomely entertained by the oity corporation Mrs. Catharine W. Myers died, aged 71.
11. Mary Moran, wife of Daniel Sickles, died, aged 29. Warren S. Paine was killed in New York.
12. George L. Thomas died, aged 43.
13. Anniversary Sunday at St. Paul's; the rector, Rev. Mr. Reese, preached his fifth anniversary sermon; from which it appeared that the congregation numbered about 400 families, 300 communicants, and 450 Sunday school scholars; Mr. Lacy, superintendent. Upwards of S16,000
had been raised by the parish for various purposes The inmates of
the jail in Maiden Lane succeeded in perforating the rear wall, and were on the point of makiug their escape, when they were discovered and
secured Francis W. Simpson died, aged 39. Charles J. Engeldied,
15. Eliza, wife of Peter Hagadorn, died. Timothy Flannary died, aged 42. Gordon Davidson died, aged 25.
16. Giles K. Winne, county clerk, died, aged 66. He was one of the original members of the Burgesses Corps. Matthew Burton died, aged 85. In the full ripeness of years, and leaving behind him a record of his life as significant for its purity as its length, Matthew Burton was yesterday afternoon summoned from his stewardship upon earth to that sphere ahove where his existence, his labors, and his enjoyments shall be immortal. Though his very great age, eighty-five years, gave monition of death, the event happened with suddenness. Of late, and till within a few moments before his decease, he had possessed a reasonable share of that health that he has always been blessed with, and which, by reason of his pursuits and habits of life, he has enjoyed to a degree of fruition beyond most men. But of a startling suddenness "the silver chord was loosened," and like a shock of corn fully grown, he was gathered in the granary of eternity. The deceased was born in Kinderhook, but he removed to this city in very early life and has ever since resided here. Unsuited by education or taste to a participation in the busy turmoil of public life, he devoted himself to the quiet pursuit of those duties, and sought enjoyment in those associations that grow out of the relations of family, the social circle and the church. Imbued with the patriotic spirit of the times he united in the organization of the Albany Republican Artillery company, and for some time remained an active and earnest member. Since the death of Col. Ira Jenkins he has been the sole survivor of its organization, and thus his death has severed the last living link that joined that venerable association to its founders. In the first Reformed Dutch church he has for many years been an attendant and communicant, and was for a period one of its elders. In that sphere he publicly exemplified that character of the sincere and earnest Christian that adorned his life in all its private and household relations. He leaves behind him four children, and several grandchildren of mature years, upon whom the example of his life has
not been lost.— Journal Edwin F. Quackenboss, formerly of Albany,
died at Brooklyn.
17. Lelia B. West, wife of Manton Marble, died.
19. The transept of the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church was dedicated. The Rev. Cyrus D. Foss, of Brooklyn, delivered a discourse after which the Rev. Mr. Meredith, brother of the pastor and presiding, elder of this district, made a financial statement of the affairs of the society, which showed that the cost of the enterprise, including lots for church and parsonage, the foundation for nave, and the transept complete was 834,500, on which was an indebtedness of about 83,000, after selling their old church. He also stated the object now to be accomplished was to raise a subscription of 810,000 by the first week in August, or thereabouts, when the trustees would proceed to let a contract for inclosing the nave, for the sum of 814,000. The subscriptions during the day amounted to nearly 84,000. This is the last public subscription which the trustees will attempt. A moderate and manageable mortgage will complete the work. In the evening, the Rev. Robert E. Meredith, of the
Newark Conference, preached an appropriate sermon Duncan Mc
Kercher died, aged 80. William Carroll died, aged 29.
20. Elida Van Yalkenburgh, wife of James A. McKown, died, a^ed 52. Daniel Mcintosh, Jr., died, aged 38.
21. Mary Sophia, wife of Robert Geer died, aged 30. 23. William Van Zatidt died, aged 42.
25. Dennis Feehan died, aged 82. John Mahar died, aged 58.
26. The corner stone of a new mission chapel of the second Presbyterian church was laid on the corner of State and Snipe streets.