Tag: 1770s

[vintage pics and story] Did you know that Vermont has the 1st written constitution abolishing slavery

The picturesque state of Vermont, land of maple syrup and beautiful fall foliage can also claim to have the first written constitution in North America to provide for the the abolition of slavery, suffrage for men who did not own … Read More

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Did you know that the Ford Mansion stands close to Mt. Vernon in historic importance. [Great pictures, film and story]

The house best known in Morristown, and to all students of history throughout the State of New Jersery and country at large, is the carefully preserved Ford Mansion. *Note: Some of the language below may be a little antiquated because … Read More

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[Story, historic pics & film] Do you believe that Matthias Bruen still haunts the house of Benjamin Franklin’s son?

*Note: Some of the language below may be a little antiquated because its excerpts and transcriptions from a the book  -Transcription from Historic Houses of New Jersey By Weymer Jay Mills .J. B. Lippincott Company – written in  1902 = The original … Read More

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Have you ever heard of Perth Amboy, New Jersey? They claim they should have the honor of first in flight before the Wright Brothers

Have you ever heard of Perth Amboy, New Jersey? Did you know they can actually claim, first in flight and have one of only 53 replicas of the Liberty Bell? They even have their original seal that is 300 years … Read More

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Morven, Princeton, New Jersey – property was purchased from William Penn [pics, story & film]

Beautiful pictures and film of this historic house! In 1701, Richard Stockton purchased, from William Penn, the 5,500-acre property. His grandson Richard Stockton (1730–1781) had 150 acres, on which he built the house that his wife Annis Boudinot Stocktonnamed “Morven”, after a mythical Gaelic kingdom … Read More

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Campbell House – Here is the story & pics of Alexander Hamilton’s courtship with Betsey Schuyler at this home in New Jersey

Near the corner of Morris Street and Oliphant Lane( in Morristown, New Jersey) is the small two-storied house where Surgeon General John Cochrane had his head-quarters during the camp at Morristown. It was the home of Dr. Jabez Campfield, a … Read More

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[film & pics] This house is where General Clinton and his officers passed the night in the Revolutionary War

*Note: Some of the language below may be a little antiquated because its excerpts and transcriptions from a the book -Transcription from Historic Houses of New Jersey By Weymer Jay Mills .J. B. Lippincott Company – written in 1902 = The … Read More

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