The History of Newark, New Jersey; Being a Narrative of Its Rise and Progress, from the Settlement in May, 1666, by Emigrants from Connecticut to the Present Time, Including a Sketch of the Press of Newark, from 1791 to 1878

The History of Newark, New Jersey; Being a Narrative of Its Rise and Progress, from the Settlement in May, 1666, by Emigrants from Connecticut to the Present Time, Including a Sketch of the Press of Newark, from 1791 to 1878

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...best efforts. A Newarker, whose memory is still green'with the recollections of the period, states that "the enterprise and energy of the manufacturers of Newark and the neighborhood, together with the superiority of their carriages, boots, shoes, hats, &c., had created a demand for all that could be manufactured." The army contractor was abroad at the time. From 1812 to 1815 he was kept very busy hereabouts, furnishing boots, shoes, harness and other military supplies. In front of his place of business on Broad street, north of Green, Robert B. Campfield, a Newark contractor, made an imposing display of profit and patriotism. He had arranged there fourteen six-pounder cannon, one for each county then in New Jersey. It was a United States Government contract. O PATRIOTISM--PEACE--DISASTER. I 59 In this war, as in the struggle for Independence, the patriotism 1 of Newark was demonstrated. Her sons were among the earliest to obey the call to arms. Owing, however, to the scene of active hostilities. on land and sea being far removed from New Jersey, the service of the Jersey Blues was mainly confined to the guarding of our harbor approaches and New York against the enemy. The leading military spirits of the town at this period were General John N. Cumming, Colonel Plume and others. Among the Newarkers who responded promptly and joined the army was Aaron Treat Crane, a descendant of Robert Treat. He becaine a major of troops raised for the defence of New York harbor. When a boy, Major Crane attended the school conducted by Mr. Obadiah B. Brown, and one day got into a wrangle with his preceptor. He refused to be ferruled, and a physical struggle ensued. A drawn battle is said to have been the result of the conflict, together...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897005
  • 9781236897008