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ONTARIO COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
TRUAIR OS SMITH,
JOURNAL BUILDING, 24 E. WASHINGTON ST.
TERMS, STRICTLY IN ADVANCE.
DAILY JOURNAL-$8.00 per year; $4.00 for six months'; $2.00 for
three months ; 78 cts. per month and 20 cts. per week.
SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL-$4.00 per year'; $2.00 for six months. WEEKLY JOURNAL-$2.00 per yedr'; $1.00 for six months ; 50 cts.
for three montths.
JOB PRINTING OFFICE
THE JOB DEPARTMENT
Is provided with the largest and best outft of
TYPE, PRESSES & OTHER MATERIAL
In Central New York, furnishing facilities unequaled for doing
THE BEST OF WORK
Expeditiously, and at Reasonable Rates.
in presenting the initial number of the "Gazeteer and Directory of Ontario County" to the public, the publisher desires to return his sincere thanks to all who have so kindly assisted in obtaining the valuable information which it contains, and without whose aid it would have been impossible to have collected, in the brief space of time in which it is essential that all such works should be completed. Especially are our thanks due to the several editors of the Geneva Courier, Geneva Gazette, Ontario Citizen, Ontario Repository and Ontario County Times, for the uniform kindness which has been evinced in calling public attention to the author's. efforts ; and to them and the following gentlemen, viz: Col. F. W. Prince, W.N. Smith and Prof. W.D. Wilson, of Geneva; Jacob A. Wader, of Orleans; Samuel E. Norton, of Phelps; Henry J. Wemett, of Canadice; N. K. Cole, Manchester; Edward Herendeen, of Farm. ington; Spencer Gooding, A. H. Howell, and Maj. Richardson of Canandaigua; Elijah Wells, of Naples; for essential aid in furnishing material for the work. We have also drawn largely from “French's Gazetteer of the State of New York," and from “Turner's History of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase.” Many others have kindly volunteered their aid, to all of whom we return sincere thanks.
When it is known that time, equal to nearly three years' labor, if done by one man, has been devoted to the canvass,
and the great difficulty many times experienced by the agents in collecting the necessary information, it is believed the patrons of the work will
willingly excuse any seemingly short-comings in the completeness of the work.
The advertisers in this work represent many of the leading business men of the County, and we most cheerfully commend them all to the patronage of those under whose observation these pages may
So complete a canvass of a county for a Business Directory, and the additions of farmers' names, together with the number of acres owned or leased by each, the whole arranged alphabetically, after their appropriate post office addresses, we believe has never been attempted by any other publisher.
That errors may have occurred in so great a number of names and dates as are here given, is probable. The indulgence of the reader is solicited in marking such as had been observed in the subsequent reading of the proofs, and which are noted in the Errata, following the Introduction.
The Map of the County was engraved with great care by "Weed, Parsons & Co.," of Albany, and, it is believed, will prove a valuable acquisition to the work.
With thanks to friends generally, we leave our work to secure the favor which earnest endeavor ever wins from a discriminating business public.