New York, the Planting and the Growth of the Empire State: With a Supplementary Chapter Dealing with the Period from 1885 to 1900

New York, the Planting and the Growth of the Empire State: With a Supplementary Chapter Dealing with the Period from 1885 to 1900

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New York, the Planting and the Growth of the Empire State: With a Supplementary Chapter Dealing with the Period from 1885 to 1900

New York, the Planting and the Growth of the Empire State: With a Supplementary Chapter Dealing with the Period from 1885 to 1900

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SEBASTIAN CABOT'S map of his discoveries on the Western Continent hung, in Queen Elizabeth's time, in the gallery at Whitehall. That daring navigator had doubtless plainly marked the point on the mainland which he had discovered on the 24th of June, 1497, when he first penetrated the western seas, and had traced the coast which in his two subsequent voyages he had sailed along from the mouth of Hudson's Bay to Cape Breton, and not to the Chesapeake, as was once suggested. For while he reached the parallel of 38°, it was doubtless on the high seas, as he makes no mention of any of the chief features of the shore south and west of Cape Breton. No claim is urged in his behalf . . .

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