Can anyone suggest where I might find:
     -- The location, in 1854, of  Wood -- or maybe Wood's or Woods -- Hollow? Evidently it was a community near Gloversville because a contemporary book and news accounts said a suspect in a crime, captured there in 1854, was brought to Gloversville for arraignment.
 I tried the NYS Committee on Geographic names. No dice. I looked on modern topographic maps (in the DeLorme book; I don't have the more detailed government ones). I intend to try the U. S. Commission on Geographic Names, but I figured if N. Y. doesn't have it, they probably won't.
    --  A speech or an essay by Gov. Al Smith called "Why Arietta?" He used Arietta, a sparsely populated Adirondack town, to question why such places all had to have town governments. My authority for this was former Lt. Gov. (under Dewey) and Comptroller  Frank C. Moore who was  a great enthusiast for town government. Moore mentioned it in a speech about 50 years ago but I've never been able to find the Al Smith original.
                                             Thanks in advance, 
                                               William RIngle