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English: Smith Hall. Built in Laurens, Otsego Co., New York, in 1773 by Richard Smith, and now perhaps the oldest house in Central New York South of the Mohawk Valley. The Piazza was Recently added by its present owner, W.V. Huntington

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Title: A tour of four great rivers: the Hudson, Mohawk, Susquehanna and Delaware in l769; being the journal of Richard Smith of Burlington, New Jersey;
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Smith, Richard, 1735-1803 Halsey, Francis W. (Francis Whiting), 1851-1919
Subjects: Pioneers -- Middle Atlantic States Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.) Mohawk River Susquehanna River Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) Middle Atlantic States -- Description and travel
Publisher: Port Washington, N.Y. I.J. Friedman
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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act whichcomprised four thousand acres on both sides of theOtsdawa Creek.2 Several families were induced to take up lands,but one of his projects, the founding of a Quakersettlement, was thwarted by the Border Wars of theRevolution. His notes to his journal, written twentyyears afterwards, show that Mr. Smith personallyvisited these lands in 1773, 1777 and 1783. Dur-ing the visit of 1773, he built a house known after-wards as Smith Hall, which is still standing in thetown of Laurens, about half way between the villages 1 Land papers of Richard Smith, now owned by J. Francis Coad, ofCharlotte Hall, Maryland, a great-great-grandson of Mr. Smith. 2 The reader will perhaps pardon the personal pleasure which it gives meto recall here that, during a vacation from college, one hundred years afterMr. Smith made this survey, I acted as chain bearer in a survey on theseOtsdawa lands, the purpose being to determine the true line between twofarmers who had carried their disputes into court. xviii
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RICHARD SMITH of Laurens and Mount Vision. He described thehouse at that time as follows: The cellar is about six feet high, of the samedimensions as the house, that is thirty by twenty.Saturday, July 17th, we raised the house before din-ner, the persons present beside myself, NathanielEdwards, John Hicks, Jonathan Fitch, EdwardHalsey, William Ferguson, Thomas Wise, JosephMeynall, William Horner, Joseph Dean, and thecarpenters John Newberry and John Brown—no rumor other liquor than good water. The house is aframe one, two stories high, each of eight feet, be-sides the garret and cellar, all built of white pine,except white oak, and black oak, or red oak lath.It is to have two large windows of 24 lights each inthe first front story, and three above, and the likein the rear, with two small windows in eachend above and below ; a front and back door ; onechimney and three fire-places in the Northeast end,and room left for others in the opposite end, withtwo small windows in the cellar,

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