The earliest recorded transfer of property in Rhinebeck, N.Y. called for the payment of "Six buffaloes, four blankets, five kettels, four guns, five horns, five axes, ten kans of powder, eight shirts, eight pairs of stockings, forty fathoms of wampum, or sewant, two drawing knives, two adzes, ten knives, half anker rum, one frying pan." First published in 1881 by Edward M. Smith, founder of the local newspaper, the History of Rhinebeck weaves a fascinating tale of one of the Hudson River Valley's most charming small towns. ...

History of Rhinebeck 2008, Main Street Press

ISBN-13: 9780972196512

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