In her book "Rockland County New York in the 1790's", Jacquetta Haley wrote that "all needed to speak and understand English, the official language of the country, but many were more comfortable in Dutch, the language spoken in their homes." She also wrote that "during the early 19th century the traditional Dutch culture would remain strong, as indicated by the continued use of Dutch in the Dutch Reformed Church, but English was becoming the language of Rockland, just as it was the language of the rest of the state."
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