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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
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[This information is from p. iv of A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times; being contributions toward a history of the lower Mohawk Valley by Jonathan Pearson, A. M. and others, edited by J. W. MacMurray, A. M., U. S. A. (Albany, NY: J. Munsell's Sons, Printers, 1883). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 P36, and copies are also available for borrowing.]

[Copies of this book are available from the Schenectady County Historical Society.]

Time — Old Style year in vogue among the Dutch, ended noon March 25th. From Jan'y 1st to March 25th both old and new styles are noted. Thus: Schenectady was destroyed during the night of February 8th, 1689/90. That is to say in 1689 old style, but 1690 new style.

Properly an event occurring in the morning of March 25th, 1705, was noted as of 1705 O. S. and 1706 N. S., or 1705/6, while an event of the afternoon would be March 25th, 1706, under both styles.

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