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Rutgers University, New Jersey Resources

New Jersey 11 Jan 2014
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The Durham Boats and their role in the Revolution

New Jersey 22 Mar 2014
           The Durham boats were a type of barge that was pointed on each end.  They were mainly used to transport iron ore from the northern portions of the Delaware river to Philadelphia.  These boats were stowed along the Delaware river, transported Iron...
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New Jersey Blues

New Jersey 02 Mar 2014
From The Hereditary Register of the United States of America Published by The Hereditary Register Publications 444 West Camelback Rd., Suite 305, Phoenix, AZ 85013 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 77-82348         The Ancient and Honourable Order of the Jersey Blues w...
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The Continental Line, Militia And State Troops

New Jersey 09 Feb 2014
The first call upon New Jersey for continental troops was made upon October 9, 1775, when the Continental Congress recommended that the colony raise "at the expense of the Continent" two battalions, each containing eight companies, while each company be composed of sixty-eight privates. The term...
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New Sweden

New Jersey 09 Feb 2014
The advent of Sweden in the valley of the Delaware was due to three causes: jealousy of the growth of Holland as a commercial world power, desire to establish colonies as a manifestation of Swedish nationalization under the rule of Gustavus Adolphus, and the shrewdness of Willem Usselinx, merchan...
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Atlantic 1837 Susan
Bergen 1683  
Burlington 1694  
Camden 1844  
Cape May 1692 Susan
Cumberland 1748 Susan
Essex 1683 Forum
Gloucester 1686  
Hudson 1840  
Hunterdon 1714 Forum
Mercer 1838  
Middlesex 1683  
Monmouth 1683
Morris 1739  
Ocean 1850  
Passaic 1837  
Salem 1694  
Somerset 1688 Forum
Sussex 1753
Union 1857  
Warren 1824 Forum