Excerpt from A History of the City of Brooklyn, Vol. 1 of 2: Including the Old Town and Village of Brooklyn, the Town of Bushwick, and the Village and City of Williamsburgh
There remains, then, but the pleasant duty of acknowledging my Obligations to those friends who have aided me in my self-imposed task. To john G. Shea, LL.D Of New York City, for kindness Of which his modesty would forbid mention, but without which this history might never have seen the light; to Mr. J. Carson bre voort, of Brooklyn, for his numerous and delicately rendered ser vices, in the way of encouragement, Of valuable suggestion and con tribution, by pen and pencil; to Hon. Teunis G. Bergen, Of Bay Ridge, L. I., whose aid - always so freely given-is indispensable to any one who undertakes to write Kings County history to Dr. E. B. O’callaghan, the accomplished custodian Of our State archives at Albany, for the inestimable favors he has conferred by the trans lation of such original documents as I needed in my work, and to many others, whose names are elsewhere particularly mentioned, I return my sincere thanks. From all, indeed, to Whom I have applied, either for materials or facilities Of research, I have received the most uniform and ﬂattering courtesy.
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