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CHAPTER I.—1642–1774.—Original Site and Gradual Development
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The Bloody Indian War

Erection of the Primitive Fence

The Bears without and the Bulls within.

The Sheep Pasture.

Incorporation of the City.

The Building of the Wall.

The Great Gates.

Danger from Connecticut.

Dissolution of the Long Parliament.

Peace declared between England and Holland.

The First Building in Wall Street.

Brisk Sale of Lots.

The City Court of Magistrates.

Barbarous Punishments.

The English Conquest of New York.

Recapture of New York by the Dutch.

Repairs of the Wall.

Bears just beyond the Wall.

Shrewd Speculation.

Wall Street Established.

The New City Hall, in 1700.

Exciting City Election in 1701.

Division of Wall Street Property.

The Court Room and the Judges.

The Famous Zenger Trial.

Public Library in Wall Street.

Trinity Church.

The Slave Mart in Wall Street.

Fashion Turning toward Wall Street.

The Provocative Miniature Parliament.

Sir George Clinton's Wrath.

The Famous Stamp Act Congress.

The New York Stamp Collector.

The Arrival of the Stamps.

The Scene in Wall Street.

Statue to William Pitt.

The Tea Excitement.

Inception of the First Continental Congress.

The City Delegates.

CHAPTER II.—1774—1830.—Revolution, Political Consequence, and Social Glory
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Panic and Disturbance.

Domestic Disputes and Separations.

Violent Heats in the Assembly.

The Convention to Elect the Second Congress.

News of the Battle of Lexington.

Scene in Trinity Church.

Reading of the Declaration in Wall Street.

Occupation by the British.

The Ghostly Spectacle after the Great Fire.

The Cheerless Winter of 1779–1780.

British Officers in Wall Street.

Termination of the War.

The Mayor's Court.

Wall Street the Seat of Fashion.

Wall Street the Seat of the State Government.

Wall Street the Seat of Congress.

John Jay Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

First Vessel from the United States to China.

First Spanish Minister Welcomed.

Experiments in Government-Making.

First Consul-General from Great Britain Welcomed.

Tangling Questions about Treaties.

Wall Street the Fashionable Promenade.

The First Holland Minister.

The French Magnates.

The Public Characters of the Period.

Society People of a Century ago.

Mrs. Jay's Invitation List.

Hamilton in the Convention.

The Famous Series of Essays.

Adoption of the Constitution.

Election of Washington.

Enlargement of the City Hall.