Categories Books History Colonial City of ill repute Post author By Dave Post date December 5, 2006 No Comments on Colonial City of ill repute According to author David Hackett Fischer, in his book Washingtons Crossing a survey taken of the population of New York City shortly after the revolution found that 20 percent of women of child bearing age were prostitutes. Washingtons Crossing ← South Carolina Barbecue’s birthplace? → Thanksgiving nuggets Leave a ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.