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berts, Wm. Smith, Cyrus Hawley, Capt. E. W. Sherman, H. B. Haswell, W. A. Wharton, P. A. Sabbaton, Capt. "Wm. Adams, Duncan McKercher, Wm. Mascraft, Matthew Burton, F. H. Hastings, F. L. Yates, Joseph B. Taylor, Gilbert C. Davidson, Thomas Noonan, Silas B. Howe, Joel W. Andrews, and others with whom we have been long familiar; all of whom passed off the stage of life during the years 1868 and 1869.

The same period witnessed the demolition of the Church on the corner of Beaver and Pearl streets, the most ancient church edifice in the city, known as the Old Brick, and of the market house, opposite to it, and the erection of modern edifices on their sites; the erection of an unusual number of new churches; the removal of the burial grounds; the completion of the Susquehanna rail road; the paving of streets with wood; the beginning of a new capital; the introduction of street fountains; the appearance and disappearance of velocipedes; the advent of the Cardiff giant!

The remainder of the volume is devoted to the County Records begun in the previous volume, to which reference wa3 made in the preface to the same. The index contains the name of every person mentioned in the book, with references to all pages on which such name occurs.

This series of historical events now consists of ten volumes of Annals, and four of Collections. It was begun almost a quarter of a century ago, and has been prolonged in deference to the encouragement of a few who have taken an interest in these matters. The publisher will ever have a grateful recollection of their sympathy and support. But as there must be an ending somewhere, it is proposed to make it here. It is therefore almost certain that this volume will close the work, although so much remains unpublished.

ALBANY PAPERS.

NOTES FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.

1868.

January 4. Snow fell all day, but the temperature was above freezing point, and it melted as it fell in many places. Lowest temperature,

30° Mary, wife of Patrick Mullen, died, aged 38. John Seits

died, aged 36. Mrs. Madden died, aged 60.

5. Air, highest 34, lowest 10.

6. Air, h. 12,1.9 Charles William Teelen died, aged 24. Mary

J. Davenport, wife of J. W. Patten, died, aged 42.

7. Temperature at zero. At 6 o'clock in the morning a meteorolite exploded in the eastern sky, like a rocket, casting a brilliant light upon the earth, and leaving a horizontal bar of light which gradually faded during about sixty seconds. .

8. Benedict Lewis died, aged 28. Philip Sohni died, aged 34.

9. Mary G. Redden died, aged 79.

10 Joseph B. Taylor died in New York, aged 45. He was one of the firm of John Taylor & Sons, which but very recently consisted of the father and four sons, now reduced to one, William H. Taylor, alderman of third ward. Joseph B. had resided some time in New York at the head of that branch of the firm, and was a member of the board of supervisors of that city. His remains were brought to this city for interment Mary Veeder, wife of Henry Nile's, died, aged 49.

11. James S. Hitchcock died, aged 49.

12. William B. Wright, chief judge of the court of appeals died, aged 61. In 1846 he was a member of the Copstitutional Convention from Sullivan county; 1846, was a member of assembly, and was an unsuccessful candidate for speaker; 1847, was elected judge of the supreme court, and was twice reelected; 1861, was elected one of the judges of the court

of appeals, which office he held at the time of his death Christiana,

wife of D. A. Bulson, died, aged 57.

13. Mary Ann Mullaly, wife of John Riley, died, aged 36.

14. Rebecca Vandervolgen died, aged 74. Michael A. Bigley died, aged 41. ElizaRolman, wife of H. A. Anthony, died, aged 34. Charles H. Campbell died, aged 28.

Hist. Coll. iv. 1

15. Air, h. 15, 1. 10 Charles II. Campbell died, aged 62.

Thomas Murtaugh died, aged 60. William Foord died, aged 44. Amor R. Boyd died, aged 27. Mrs. C. C. Fitzgerald, daughter of Hon John K. Porter, died at Leon, Central America, aged 19.

16. Air, h. 20, 1. 10 Bridget, wife of Bernard Brady, died.

Oscar V. Gregory was killed by a locomotive, aged 22. Margaret Murphy died, aged 38. Mary Daily, wife of Thomas Shea, died, aged 28.

17. Air, h. 23, 1.16 Mary Leonard died, aged 25. Thomas

Redden died, aged 32.

18. Air, h. 25, 1. 17 Sarah Benjamin, wife of Thomas H. Wiles,

died. Mary O'Sullivan, wife of Wm. A. Wilkinson, died, at Washington, D. C Orra Mosher died, aged 67.

19. Air, h. 25, 1. 5 Margaret Horn died, aged 80. Eliza, wife

of Thomas O'Connor died, aged 45.

20. Air, h. 20, 1. 16.

21. Air, h. 32,1. 24 Patrick Mullen died, aged 32. Jane Mc

Cready, wife of Joseph Safford, died aged 34.

22. Air, h. 30. 1. 18 Ann, wife of James McCauley died, aged

57. Jane, wife of George Dohler, died, aged 42.

23. Air, h. 32, 1. 16 James Fleming died, aged 58. Margaret

Fahey died, aged 83. James Kerr died, aged 67.

24. Air, h. 35, 1. 28 Mary, wife of Michael Welch, died, aged

57.

25. Air,- h. 32, 1. 21 John Collins died, aged 80.

26. Air, h. 26,1. 14 Amos Dean died, aged 65. Professor Dean

was well known in the city, and was respected and esteemed as thoroughly as he was known. He was born in Barnard, Vermont, on the 16th of January, 1803. He taught school at times while pursuinghis academic studies. He graduated at Union College in 1826. He then, or very soon after, came to Albany, and entered upon the study of the law in the office ofhis uncle, the late Jabez D. Hammond, who was then in partnership with Judge Alfred Conkling He was admitted to practice at the May term of the supreme court in 1829, and since then had been assiduously and earnestly engaged in his profession. For several years and during the earlier period of his practice, he was associated with Azor Taber, then recognized as one of our most eminent lawyers. The firm possessed an extensive practice, and attained an honorable fame. Professor Dean never assumed to attain celebrity as an advocate before juries. While he possessed marked abilities as an orator, which could have been educated to an eminent order by practice, his instincts and tastes led him to another field of industry in his profession. His amiability of disposition, his natural reserve, his kindly nature, his guilelcssness, and his overflowing charity, repelled him from the theatre of professional strife and conflict. He was peculiarly adapted to the duties of the office and the counsel room. Here he became eminent for wisdom, prudence and sagacity, and these qualities added to that higher and nobler one of an impeachable integrity, brought to him clients, success and fame. Professor Dean was a scholar. He was such by education, study and taste. This led him to appreciate the benefits of, and to aid in the advancement of popular education. Impressed with such purposes, he in very early manhood conceived the plan of establishing associations for the mental improve

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15. Air, h. 15, 1. 10 Charles II. Campbell died, aged 62.

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16. Air, h. 20, 1. 10 Bridget, wife of Bernard Brady, died.

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