The above is an excerpt taken from Part 2 of Joel Munsell's The Albany Annual Register for 1849-1850 which, according to the description on its title page, served not only as a city directory, but also contained "contributions to the history and antiquities of the city and other matters of interests." Among other things, the volume contains lists of 18th-century Dutch Reformed Church burials, a biographical sketch of General Philip Schuyler, various statistics relating to city commerce, an account of the China voyage of the sloop Experiment, engravings of notable houses already demolished at the time of printing, and this reminiscence about the execution of Tories during the Revolutionary War.
A lifelong resident of Albany, N.Y. who loves history and writing, I'm also the site admin for Broadway actor Hugh Panaro. Currently working on a history of the Albany Rural Cemetery. Oh, and a Whovian.