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Southold, New York, USA (Mattituck) - 1824 - Southold

A New York State Gazetteer of 1824 describes Southold's houses as "principally old, without paint and very poor". The population was a little less than at the beginning of the Revolution, and included one "foreigner" and 28 free blacks and eleven slaves. ( Slavery in New York State was outlawed in 1827.) The entry on Southold concludes, "The present inhabitants retain the manners and customs of their ancestors, with the same reverence for religion, and sober habits; fraud is seldom practiced and a law-suit is almost as rare as an earthquake."


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