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New York, colony of The bay of New York and its great tributary from the north, with the island of Manhattan, upon which part of the city of Greater New York now stands, were discovered by Henry Hudson (q. v.), in the early autumn of 1609. The Indians called the river Mahiccannick, or River of the Mountains. The Dutch calle
nhattan, and there constructed a rude ship during the winter, which they called Onrust— unrest —and this was the beginning of the great commercial mart, the city of New York.
In the spring of 1614 Block sailed through the dangerous strait at Hell Gate, passed through the East River and Long Island Sound, discovered the Housato s, in heart, with Massachusetts.
After the Provincial Assembly had adjourned, never to meet again (April 3, 1775), a committee of sixty was appointed in the city of New York to enforce the regulations of the American Association.
Warmly supported by the Sons of Liberty, they took the lead in political matters.
By their recommen