10 snapshots of New York from celebrated diaries

From 'New York Diaries' edited by Teresa Carpenter, 10 stories of New York City through the centuries.

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2. Brother Ewald Gustav Schaukirk

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"Thursday 18th, was the day appointed when Independence was to be declared in the City Hall here; which was done about noon; and the Coat of Arms of the King was burnt. An unpleasant and heavy feeling prevailed."

– From the diary of German missionary and American Revolution chronicler Ewald Gustav Schaukirk on July 18, 1776

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