Annexation (March 13, 1856)
I have felt a desire for some years past to have Lansingburgh annexed to Troy—my opinion is that it would be highly advantageous “to both cities.” I hope there will be measures taken to accomplish this. We need an act of the Legislature for this purpose.—Extract from the Inaugural Address of Mayor Slocum, delivered in Troy on Saturday last [March 6].
Pretty good for Mayor Slocum. The Mayor of the ‘city‘ of Lansingburgh has not yet given his opinion upon the subject. Alluding to the views of the Mayor, the Troy Times says:
There is hope for the Garden. Light gleams. As Hammond, of the Register, remarks, it “begins to gild the mountain top.” Our project for the annexation of Lansingburgh to Troy has obtained official recognition. Our new Mayor recommends it. Read his inaugural address. Lamb can now afford to rejoice, and we will rejoice with him.—Let the ‘burgh be annexed to Troy.
We have often called attention to this subject, and now since there is a law which exempts the property of either party before marriage, from liability for the debts of the other contracted before marriage, one great obstacle to a union is removed. But there are a few more preliminaries about which we should like to have an understanding, before we could give our consent without any mental reservation. The harsh treatment we have received in times past we can forget, but we should like some proof that the new born love of our masculine neighbor is real, and if he really loves us let him do something towards that Rail Road between the two places, and not keep up, as the girl said, a constant treading on our toes.
P. S. As the fence is to be placed south of Troy, in the shape of a Bridge, would it not sound better to reverse the order, and talk about annexing Troy to Lansingburgh, instead of vice versa.
Lansingburgh Democrat. March 13, 1856: col 4.