A Centennial and Historical Address, Delivered at Bridgehampton, L.I., By Hon. Henry P. Hedges, July 4th, 1876.
Hedges, Hon. Henry P.

Sag Harbor, New York: John H. Hunt, 1876. F (6) + 24 + vi pages appendix + laid-in errata slip; included after the appendix is a folding sheet approximately 29 1/2" x 19" it being a facsimile of the 1787 "Agreementů" between Aaron Woolworth, Minister and the membership of the parish of Bridgehampton contracting their employment of him. The Appendix contains good genealogical and historical information, "A Record of the Soldiers and Sailors, Who served in the war of the Rebellion, buried, born in, or enlisted from Bridge-Hampton, (being Election District No. 2,) Town of Southampton, Suffolk Co., N.Y."; The errata details a Note from Hedges declaring that since delivering this address he "...has become satisfied that Col. Josiah Smith's Regiment of Minute Men, or many of them, were engaged in the battle of Long Island...proved by affidavits of old soldiers applying for Revolutionary pensions..." The body of the address declares the history of Bridgehampton and its importance as a center of trade and community on the East End; Hedges was a respected town historian, speaking and writing regularly on the nineteenth century towns in Suffolk County, Long Island. Previous ownership signature of Gordon S. Lewis on front cover top edge. Approx. 6 ╝" x 9 ╝" size; original publisher's pale orange paper wrap covers; some chipping to top and bottom of spine paper ends, a little darkened; "Agreementů" with a couple of closed tears at top of sheet; contents clean and in very good condition. Good Paperback (Item ID: 13131)


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