1805 Notice of Public Sale of 50 Acres on City Island
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"By GEORGE FERRIS, . . .
At I o'clock, at the Tontine Coffee house, will be sold a valuable property, on New City Island, about 20 miles from New-York, one of the pleasantest situations on the continent, commanding a full view of the sound and the adjacent country. It is laid out in squares and building lots of 1 & 2 acres, together with the water lots. It will be sold together or separately as may suit the purchasers. The whole contains about 50 acres. A map of the Island to be seen at the Tontine Coffee house."
Source: Sales at Auction, Mercantile Advertiser, Apr. 16, 1805, p. 3, col. 3.