A History of the City of Brooklyn (Volume 2)
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... tired shipmaster, and father-in-law of Dr. R. S. Thome and Dr. Hazlett. Then Willy Stephenson's " Auld Lang Syne " Inn, before referred to, and the gardens attached to its southerly side. On the site of these gardens afterwards stood the old theatre. Next, on the corner of Concord street, was the residence of Dk. Joseph Gedney Tarlton Hunt. He was a native of Westchester Co., N. Y., where he was born in 1783; studied medicine with some of the leading practitioners of New York at that day, - among others with Dr. Whitehead Hicks and Dr. Bard. As a student he was highly esteemed, and being placed at one time, in charge of a public hospital, during a season of epidemic, displayed such fidelity and skill as to attract the attention, and merit the approbation of the commoa council of the city, as expressed in a formal vote of thanks. In 1804 he was licensed to practice, and appointed an assistant surgeon in the United States Navy; being promoted, in a very brief period, to the rank of full surgeon, in consequence of surgical skill displayed by him; and for fifteen years thereafter served both his country and his profession with assiduity and credit. He was a surgeon in the American fleet during the Algerine war, under Decatur; was on board the Chesapeake, when she surrendered to the British ship Leopard, and was an intimate friend of Capt. James Lawrence, of " Don't give up the ship " celebrity. For many years he was on duty at the Brooklyn navy yard, and carried on at the same time a considerable practice in the village. Finally, about 1820, he resigned from the navy, and settled on the northerly corner of Concord and Fulton streets; removing subsequently to the opposite corner, now occupied by the Brooklyn Savings Bank. He was one of the earliest members of the King...
- ISBN-13: 9781154249446
- ISBN-10: 1154249441
- Publisher: General Books
- Publish Date: January 2012
- Page Count: 194
- Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.41 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.78 pounds