Merchant James Griffiths dies.
16-year-old Catherine Laverty, wife of merchant Henry Laferty, dies.
New York armorer's mate John Burnham of the USS Portsmouth, dies in Norfolk, Virginia,
after a lingering illness.
New York sea captain Zachariah Henshaw dies in Ramsgate, England, at the age of 50
The Russian ship Fortune, after being boarded and released by a British frigate, arrives in
New York harbor.
Austrian-born Rachel Myers, wife of former Loyalist Benjamin Myers and mother of future
Schenectady mayor Mordecai Myers, dies in New York City.
Merchant Andrew D. Barclay, of the firm of McEvers and Barclay, dies in the Bahamas.
Rebecca Michaels Hays, widow of shipping merchant Juday Hays (both Dutch-born Jews),
dies in New York City at the age of 92.
Ann Griswold Hitchcock, wife of Doctor Daniel Marvin Hitchcock, dies in New York City at
the age of 23, following a long illness.
29-yer-old jeweler and silversmith George Alexander dies at the Pearl Street home of his
partner Henry Riker, near their shop at 350 Pearl Street.
Philemon Hunt, son of merchant Abraham Hunt, dies at the age of 20.
Distiller John C. Ehinger dies of burns suffered during a fire in his Cross Street plant.
Maiden Lane merchant Charles Holmes and six other New York City passengers drown
when a Brooklyn Ferry is overturned during a storm, which also drowns fisherman Jacob
The body of a tailor named Farlane is found drowned of a dock at Pine Street. Farlane, who
presumably had fallen in while drunk, had been in the water for some weeks.
Results of the 1800 U.S. ensues shows New York City, with population of 60,482 people, is
the largest in the nation.
Aaron Burr lieutenant William P. Van Ness is proposed for membership in the Republican
political club, the Society of St. Tammany.
Captain Robert Richard Randall bequeaths his Staten Island property, formerly the Eliot
Estate, for the Sailors Snug Harbor Home.
The Common Council contacts the Manhattan Water Company seeking compensation for
paving displaced when water mains were run. The case will be in the courts for the next
The Franklin Typographical Association meets to celebrate 26 years of U.S. Independence.
Songwriter (The Soldier's Farewell), playwright and poet John Hill Hewitt is born n New
York City to music publisher and publisher James Hewitt and his wife.
The Boston Gazette reports the four largest U.S. cities are Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore
Physician Richard Bayley, the city's first heath officer, dies of yellow fever after checking a
shipload of Irish immigrants. many of whom were dying of the disease.
John B. Provost replaces Richard Harrison as Recorder of New York City.
Staten Island's Sailors Snug Harbor is established.
New York State governor George Clinton has New York City mayor Richard Varick
replaced by Edward Livingston.
The first issue of the New York Times daily newspaper is published.
A copy of the French treaty ratification arrives in New York and is forwarded to
Lawyer, politician and businessman Morris Franklin is born to merchant and Chief
Engineer of the Volunteer Fire Department Thomas Franklin and his wife.
Federalist Alexander Hamilton founds the New York Post with William Coleman as its
New York City
The office of City Comptroller is formed as an appointive office. ** The Zion Episcopal
Church is founded in the Five Points neighborhood of Manhattan. ** The Gerogian-
Gothic, field stone Church of the Transfiguration is built on Mosco Street (later 25 Mott
Street) for the Zion English Lutheran Church. ** Benjamin Moore is elected coadjutor
bishop of New York, to assist Samuel Provost who is preparing to retire. He also replaces
Charles Henry Wharton as President of Columbia University. ** The 26th annual edition
of Longworth's American Almanack, New-York Register and City Directory is published.
** Christian Brown becomes a bookbinder. ** Edward Livingston is appointed mayor
for each of the next two one-yaer terms. ** Elizabeth Ann Seton resides at the Church of
Our Lady of eh Rosary, in lower Manhattan. ** Eliza Astor is born to John Jacob and
Sarah Astor, their youngest daughter. Washington Irving laves the law office of Henry
Masterton to work for attorney Brockholst Livingston. ** The Manhattan Company'
Chambers Street reservoir is completed at a cost of $17,428, and filled, it's second half
revenues total nearly $100,000 a, paying stockholders $2.50 a share. ** Kinderhook
lawyer Martin van Buren arrives to begin practicing here. ** Art patrons establish the
Columbia Academy of Painting. ** Hugh Auchincloss arrives from Paisley, Scotland,
estabiles an importing business. ** Construction begins on the Harlem home of
Alexander Hamilton. The "Grange" will be competed next year.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is founded as a shipbuilding facility.
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