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The following officers were elected: NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETYPresident-General, Hamilton Fish ; Vice. The semi-annual meeting was held, May President-General, Dr. W. A. Irvine ; 15, in the rooms of the Society, Dr. S. Secretary-General, Judge Advocate Asa H. Pennington in the chair. Judge Bird Gardner, LL.D., U. S. A.; Assistant Ricord reported for the Executive ComSecretary-General, Richard I. Manning; mittee, and paid a touching tribute to Treasurer-General, John Schuyler ; As- the late ex-Governor M. L. Ward, and sistant Treasurer-General, Dr. Herman Gen. N. W. Halstead. An interesting Burgin. The delegates in attendance paper was read by J. F. Hageman were: From New Jersey-Colonel Stanly on Samuel Allinson, which was Sims, Hon. John Fitch (of New York), ceived with much applause. An informal Colonel Francis B. Ogden, William B. address was then delivered by Gen. Buck, General Stryker. From New James Grant Wilson, of New York, givYork : Hon. Hamilton Fish, John ing an agreeable account of his trip Schuyler, Major Christie, Professor Cros- through Spain a few months since, who by, General John Cochrane.

From also presented to the Society a piece of Pennsylvania : General Grant Weidman, the wall of the house in which Columbus Hon. William Wayne, Richard Dale, was born near Genoa, and a relic from Edmund H. McCullough, Francis M. the house where he died. Caldwell. From South Carolina: Gen. Willmot C. De Sausure, Colonel Thomas NEW HAMPSHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY Pinckney Loundes, Felix Warley, Louis held its sixty-second annual meeting at De Sausure, James Simmons. From the Society's rooms in Concord, June 11, Rhode Island: Hon. Nathaniel Green, 1884, the President, Hon. Charles H. ex-Governor William W. Hoppin, Major Bell, in the chair. The proceedings of Asa B. Gardner, Hon. Henry E. Turner, the last annual meeting, and the report Hon. Daniel W. Lyman. Mass.: Hon. of the field day, were read by the RecordSamuel C. Cobb, Dr. Charles Homans, ing Secretary, Amos Hadley. Reports Winslow Warren, S. K. Lothrop, William were also read by the Treasurer, and by Perkins. Governor Robert M. McLare of various standing committees. A portrait Md., and Gen. Henry J. Hunt, U.S.A., of of the late Judge Nathaniel G. Upham Mass., were unable to be present. Among was presented to the Society by John those designated as alternates were : Kimball, and accepted in behalf of the Rt. Rev. W. S. Perry, Bishop of Iowa, Society in a few well-chosen remarks by Rear Admiral Charles H. Baldwin, U. S. President Bell. The following officers N., commanding the European Fleet, were elected for the ensuing year : PresiJames M. Varnum,and Henry T. Drowne dent, Charles H. Bell ; Vice-Presidents, The members of the Society were enter- Jonathan E. Sargent, John M. Shirley ; tained by the State Society at dinner on Corresponding Secretary, John J. Bell ; the anniversary of the General Society Recording Secretary, Amos Hadley; dinner of the fifteenth of May, 1787, Treasurer, Samuel S. Kimball ; Librawhen President General Washington pre- rian, Samuel C. Eastman. The next sided,

meeting will be held July 16, 1884.

BOOK NOTICES

A HISTORY OF THE BANK OF NEW in the higher educational institutions, as a guide YORK, 1784-1884. Compiled from Official

or handbook in the historical class-room. It is Records and other Sources at the Request of adapted also for private use, and facilitates rapid

acquisition of information concerning historical the Directors. By HENRY W. Dometr. 8vo, matters which has for the moment escaped the pp. 135. New York: 1884. G. P. Putnam's memory. Especial care seems to have been deSons.

voted to the index, which is very full, and thus The history of the oldest bank in the State of dictionary as well as a chronology;

the book may serve the purpose of a historical New York, and one of the oldest in the United

Prof. Dr. Carl Ploetz is well known in GerStates, cannot fail to interest a large community

many as a veteran teacher, and the author of of readers, particularly as its existence covers

many educational works of high reputation. The the century of development, with its peculiar translation of this “ Epitome" (now in its sevmonetary vicissitudes and the great changes in

enth edition, is particularly welcome to Amerifinancial policy which have made it notable in

can scholars. Mr. Tillinghast has enlarged the the annals of the business world. The condition of the country at the time of the formation of usefulness in this country, and for his able and

book, greatly increasing its value and general the bank, and the general appearance of the city,

conscientious work is entitled to the heartiest are sketched by Mr. Domett as an agreeable back

thanks. ground to the sharply-defined figure of the infant institution. The Bank of New York presents, from first to last, one of those honorable records POLLOCK GENEALOGY. A BIOGRAPH. of which a continent may well be proud. This bank was founded in 1784 by men of the highest

ICAL SKETCH OF OLIVER POLLOCK, integrity; and its officers and directors since that

ESQ., of Carlisle, Pa., 1776 - 1784. With time-for a hundred well-rounded years—have Genealogical Notes of his Descendants. Also been faithful to the trust confided to their care. Geneal cal Sketches of other Pollock FamiNo doubt has ever existed as to its soundness,

lies settled in Pennsylvania. By Rev. HORno question as to its methods. Surviving the trials that have proved too severe for many other

ACE EDWIN HAYDEN. Pamphlet, 8vo, pp. 59. banking corporations, it has ever stood like a Lane S. Hart, Printer, Harrisburg, Pa. faithful auxiliary, a tower of strength to the pub

The growing interest in whatever concerns lic and to the government.

American history is shown in nothing more emMr. Dömeti has performed his task in the phatically and conclusively than in the multipli, most acceptable manner. His statements all cation of works on genealogy, now being issued bear the stamp of accuracy, and are clear, con- from the press in all parts of the country. Forcise and forcible, while the merely statistical is merly the average citizen ridiculed the enthusiast brightened on nearly every page with valuable information of historical or biographical signifi, moment the really cultivated man or woman who

who studied the family tree. At the present cance. The volume is elegantly printed and

takes no interest in ancestral questions is hard illustrated. Thirteen fine steel portraits of offi

to find. cers of the bank during the century grace the work, together with a half-dozen or more picts the author of this well-arranged and interesting

The Pollock family has an able genealogist in ures of the buildings which the bank has occupied from time to time, and fac-similes of checks intimately connected with Aaron Burr. Eunice

pamphlet: The North Carolina Pollocks were and bank notes.

Edwards, sister of Aaron Burr's mother, married

Thomas Pollock, of Newbern, N. C., and they EPITOME OF ANCIENT, MEDIÆVAL, lived in Philadelphia from 1800 to 1806. The

AND MODERN HISTORY. By Carl little work contains much interesting information PLOETZ. Translated with Extensive Addis aside from genealogy, and will be carefully

treasured by all its fortunate possessors. tions by William Hopkins Tillinghast. 12mo, pp. 618. Boston : 1884. Houghton, Mifflin

AIRS FROM ARCADY, and Elsewhere. By & Co.

H. C. BUNNER. 16mo, pp. 109. 1384. New The distinguishing feature of this work is the

York : Charles Scribner's Sons. arrangement whereby a brief connected narrative is accompanied by a clear, well graduated chro. This is an agreeable collection of poems in nology, which emphasizes the sequence of events which we trace something more and better than without breaking up the story or fatiguing the the versifying capacity of a bright and clever mind. It is intended for the use of upper classes writer. Mr. Bunner is a young poet of promise,

sources.

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whose name has not yet become familiar to the visit to the place ; also to the famous Old Rye reading public through much utterance, but his House, a short distance from the Hall. work, although in the guise chiefly of society verse, shows that he is gisted with delicate per

CONC RD IN THE COLONIAL PERIOD. ceptions of truth, strong and healthful sympathies, an emotional nature, and a musical ear. We Being a History of the Town of Concord, should say without hesitation that he possesses Massachusetts, from the earliest settlement to the genuine poetical impulse, and shall look

the overthrow of the Andros Government. with interest for future productions from his spirited pen.

1635–1689. By CHARLES H. WALCOTT. With map, 8vo, pp. 172. Boston: 1884. Estes &

Lauriat. MEMORIALS OF THE PILGRIM FA

The author of this volume tells us that the THERS. John Eliot and his Friends, of first houses in Concord were humble structures, Nazing and Waltham Abbey. From original with thatched roofs, and possibly wooden chimWritten for the Royal Historical

neys, and that oiled paper served in the place of

window-glass. The second set of houses were Society. By W. Winters, F. R. Hist. Soc.

more substantial in their construction, and some Pamphlet, 12mo, pp. 80. Published by the of them were dignified by the name of “manauthor. Churchyard, Waltham Abbey, Essex, sion," but none survive at the present time. England.

The first church of Concord was organized in

1636, and the following year Rev. Peter BulkeMr. Winters has published in this little work (mainly for the benefit of his American friends) ley was chosen teacher, and Rev. John Jones

pastor. It is curious to trace in these pages a valuable study of the Pilgrim Fathers, read before the Royal Historical Society. He says early period. 'Men were prosecuted for adversely

many of the peculiar ideas of the people of that in the opening narrative : “ It is well known

criticising a preacher. One instance was that of that there is no county in Old England that can

Philip Read, who practiced medicine in Concord, claim precedence of Essex for honest and in

and who imprudently said he could preach as trepid men, especially those of the Reformation

well as Mr. Bulkeley, who was called by age, who, for the sake of truth and liberty en

pany of blockheads, etc., and that the illness of dured the tortures of the rack and fagot; and

one of his patients was caused by standing too others of a later period feared not to exercise the long during the ceremony of administering the right of conscience and private judgment in Lord's Supper. A flood of litigation descended things agreeable to their religious impressions, upon him, he was fined £20, and finally went to until, overcome by the heat of persecution, they live elsewhere. The volume before us has been were necessitated to cross the stormy Atlantic in search of a home in the dreary wilds of the far being to present the whole subject in the light

prepared with painstaking care, the intention West." The author furnisheś no insignificant of truth, without exaggeration or suppression of amount of original data concerning the lives of

any facts of public interest. It is a contribution the Pilgrim Fathers prior to their embarkation

to history of permanent value. for the New World. although he modestly implies in his preface that he has done little more ANNOUNCEMENT.- All lovers of Amerithan provide material for history, and fore- can history will rejoice to learn that an extensive shadows the possibilities in store for future his- work, presenting speciinens of American Literatorical writers. Among the numerous interesting iure from the earliest settlement of this continent features of the little work, is a description of to the present time, is soon to be given to the the Parish Church in which the Pilgrim Fathers reading public. Its editors are Edmund C. and their ancestors worshiped. The seats were Stedman, the well-known poet and littérateur, and of oak, and carved at the ends with a variety of Miss Ella M. Hutchinson, of the editorial staff grotesque characters. The inside of the south of the New York Tribune. This “ Library of porch remains about as it did ; it is paved with American Literature” is to consist of ten handred tiles edgeways, and portions of two very an

octavo volumes, containing distinctive, cient, coffin-shaped gravestones.

There readable examples, from authoritative texts, of several monumental inscriptions in this church the writings of every class and period, and will to the memory of the Palmers of Nazing-an old form a collection that will be to our literature resident family of some position in the days of what a “National Gallery” is to national art. the Charleses. Descendants of the same family The extracts are longer than is usual in works of are occupants of a fine old mansion beautifully this character ; and portraits of many of the situated near the church and within the park. authors are given. The first two volumes will Near by is a curious ruin known to the Pilgrim be issued at an early date by Messrs. W. E. Fathers as Nether Hall. In 1871 the Essex and Dibble & Co. of Cincinnati. The work will be St. Albans Archäological Society paid a formal sold exclusively by subscription.

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