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The RECORD is indebted to Mr. HENRY ONDERDONK, Jr. for the following sketch of the Dutch Reformed Church at New Utrecht, Long Island, and some of the earlier ministers who were pastors of it. The picture is from a sketch made by the now venerable architect A. J. Davis, in June, 1825. The high steep roof, so characteristic of Dutch architecture at that period, is here exhibited in a most extravagant manner. The old churches at Jamaica and at Bushwick, were also of this form; the others built in this country were rectangular.

The church at New Utrecht, was built four feet thick. The roof was steep and in 1690, of granite stone, the walls being painted of a red color and surmounted by a cupola in which was a bell. The form of the building was octagon which occasioned a singular arrangement of pews inside, which of course were adapted to the shape of the edifice and upon the whole were more convenient than a stranger

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, by Chase & Town, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

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