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The Academy, Miller Place, NY - erected 1834
This page will allow us a brief snapshot of life in Miller Place and surrounds as reported by a young man attending the Academy in Miller Place, NY. The letters are penned by William Henry Helme Moore spanning a time period from 1835 to 1839 initially to his father Jeremiah Moore (1799-1837) of Greenport, LI, NY and those of a later date to his mother Julia Brush Moore. To review this interesting facet of an earlier time, simply select from the chronological index shown below by clicking on the DESCRIPTION link.
William Henry Helme Moore was born 13 February 1824 the youngest of six children and we find that in these letters he mentions two of his siblings namely Charles (born 1808) and Jeremiah (born 1820).
There was no usage of punctuation in the early letters and license was taken with the transciptions to place periods where needed to end a sentence or thought.
According to historian Thomas R. Bayles, the Academy was in operation 34 years and the number of pupils attending varied from 25 to 60. Tuition was $10.00 per term and out-of-town boys boarded in local homes for $1.50 per week. It later saw use as a church and currently as the Miller Place Free Library.