Magazine of American History Review.
There is yet to be published a periodical devoted entirely to topics connected with the history of this country which can justly claim an equal footing with the Magazine of American History. The October number opens with a most interesting article on the origin of New York, a glimpse of the famous Dutch West India company, by Mrs. Martha J. Lamb. The sketch is copiously illustrated by quaint pictures of the city of Amsterdam and is told in that clear, pointed style characteristic of the well known authors. The second article is a chapter on Church History-the relationship of church and state in the United States. Thought rather a compiler subject, it is (?) into what the church constitutionally is, its rights and restrictions. A paper well worth reading by those fond of state history is : "Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio-their admission into the Union." A short sketch of the political life of Daniel Webster is of more than passing moment, followed by a paper on "Historical Grouping," by the eminent historian, James Schouler. The rest of the magazine is devoted to an account of the first Dutch Reformed Church in Brooklyn and minor topics.