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.
2. Brother Ewald Gustav Schaukirk
"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