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De Graaf House and Beukendaal

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[This information is from pp. 298-299 of A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times; being contributions toward a history of the lower Mohawk Valley by Jonathan Pearson, A. M. and others, edited by J. W. MacMurray, A. M., U. S. A. (Albany, NY: J. Munsell's Sons, Printers, 1883). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 P36, and copies are also available for borrowing.]

[Copies of this book are available from the Schenectady County Historical Society.]

De Graaf House

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The vale on the right is Beukendaal or Beech vale. Along its sides occurred the skirmishing fight, exactly where, no one knows, or can know. The whites made a stand in the old red house and held their own against the Indians until relief arrived. (Heliotype.)

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