by Singleton, Esther, d. 1930
The purpose I have had in view in the following work has been to show clearly the social conditions of the prosperous class in New York during the period sometimes known as “The Golden Age of New York” which extended from the accession of George I. till the outbreak of the Revolution. Other writers have taken pleasure in describing the humble side of life here with the Dutch vrouw at her spinning-wheel and the goodman on his settle at the fireside. In the following pages, this lowly side of life in Manhattan has been entirely neglected, my aim having been to exhibit the opulent and fashionable life that revolved around Fort George.
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