Improvements at Sacket's Harbor
- Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., Aug. 18, 1818
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Improvements at Sacket's Harbor. - The Sacket's Harbor Gazette contains a report of the trustees of the village, from which the following is extracted. The report is signed by Justin Butterfield, president.
"At the commence of peace, this village contained the accumulated filth and rubbish of a three year's war, its exhalations were as offensive as its general appearance was disgusting; but since that period it has undergone an entire revolution, its inhabitants have developed their resources, and exhibited a spirit for enterprise, liberality and improvements that would challenge a rival with any village in the state.
"The streets have been cleaned and flagged, the roads improved; the shaunties built during the war demolished, and many convenient and elegant buildings erected in their stead. The gospel is supported, a church organized, and schools established. Sacket's Harbor now exhibits a neat, thrifty and flourishing village - a military and naval post and depot - a port of entry and delivery; adorned and rendered interesting, by its military works and naval ships, it is now resorted to for the gratification of curiosity, and the enjoyment of pleasure; - a market for the farmer, and a metropolis for the transaction of commercial and mercantile business, in this section of the country."
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- Tues., Aug. 18, 1818
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New York, United States
- Richard Palmer
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes