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Uzal C. Haggerty was the son of dame- and Han-
nah Koykendall, and grandson of Hugh, who ca

from Ireland and settled near Branchville, S
Co. After being elected sheriff, in 1881, Hzal re-
moved to Newton and resided there until his death,
in 1845; he married Jane, daughter of Thomas Arm-
strong, and his children who attained to manhood and
womanhood were Robert Haggerty, who married

Mary, a Bister of <'apt. Thoma- Ami eiBOn, now in

the custom-house in New York City, and live- in
Newark; Catharine, became the wife of Georgi M.
Rycrson and the mother of eleven children, of whom
srven are living; Mary Haggerty, the chosen help-
meet of Thomas N. McCarter.

Isaac Smith ami his wife, Catharine Lo.ler. came
from Hunterdon County about 1S10 or 1811, and set-
tled about two miles from Newton, on the Fredon road,

on what are now the Jacob Crawn and Henry Yan-

doren farm-. He was a distiller and former. He bad
twelve children, one of whom. Samuel Smith, who
married Elizabeth Mattison,t was a farmer and an
extensive grain and stock speculator; he is now rep-
resented in Newton by Fanny L., wife of Maj. Wil-
liam B.Mattisoii; William M., a lawyer; Charles A.,
and Mary Alice. Eliza, B daughter of Isaac, married

Gen. Lyman Edwards, and their children living are
James A. and Harriet. Children of William L.,J tin-
other son of Isaac (John Wesley, William Marshall,
ami Emma), have property in the town, but tire not

residents then-.

Samuel Smith .lied Sept. 21, 1859, and his brother,
William L., the day preceding. Samuel's widow is

still living, the wife of Maj. John Kraber, and by him
has bad one daughter, — Elizabeth II.

luntXO THE REVOLUTION.

The statement 1ms been published that tho"Tory
Bonnell M ly, who made his home in the rocks of

the Muckshaw swamp, near our town." and » Di
mitted many desperate acts, was hunted by the Whigs

of Newton, "eventually captured, and finally hung



• Ho vni t>u mim] in Efowton, but hta fathor and grnndlhthor were lu*
terrod in Iho Plaint ' thun t> Cemetery.

yjnmeo Meii ■ bom Hunterdon to Sunx-x County between

1780 and 1785, and settlod i ratio from tiiocourt^tue, on the uorth aide

.,i tlio Irodon road ; had children, — William, Nlcholei I". ..'■■'
Su in, M try, an I Emmh, — All docoaaod, Imt moat oflhein Kit large fami-
ly- w lllliun married Elizabeth Bobbina.and had teu children, ol whom
■Ix are docetuod,— namely, Ann, wire or Hampton Hasan; John B., mar-
ried Mury A Haioiaty; Jamea, marrlod alary Hunt; Audme
Cai llni lii.ni. Mary, wire of Albert 0. Townley ; and Alice 0., wilt of

Kpbralm D.Cn r. Thon tiring .ir.' Bank 0, widow

nd «ii'<' "f Albert c Townley, dooaaeed; EltaabeUi,
wldowof Samuel Sm1th,and wile "f John B

married Bnaan oxford. There are I | Newton chlMran "f

' ttl in, Uarj Townley, Margaret U. Townley, and KUnbotti
(Smith) Kraber.

; The lata w I. Bmllh »•» county dark Bom 18*0 to Utl.



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on the green, where the surrogate's office now stands,
for robbing a gentleman's house and self near Belvi-
dere." This is an error. The person hung was not
Capt. Bonnell Moody, but one of the prisoners whom
Lieut. James Moody released from jail, and who was
afterwards captured, as above related.*

But the patriotic record of Newton in the Revolu-
tion is one that does her honor. In the County
" Committee of Safety," which met monthly at New-
ton, the old town had a large and loyal representation
in the persons of Archibald Stewart, Robert Price,
John Stoll, Thomas Anderson, Jacob McCollum (who
served in the Legislature in 1778), Philip Doderer,
and Jacob Stoll.

Newton furnished both men and means in the
struggle for independence, and the records show it to
have been in no ways lacking in loyalty to the patriot
cause. Among the names of these patriots that of
Thomas Andersonf stands prominent. He was clerk
of the Committee of Safety (and also acting clerk of
the county from 1770 to 1777, and surrogate from
1785 till his death, in 1805), and for a considerable
portion of the war acted as assistant deputy quarter-
master-general. The army supplies raised in this
county — horses, flour, feed, etc. — were forwarded
through him to the various military posts. It is said
that Gen. Washington at one time during the Revo-
lution stopped at Newton and was a guest of Mr. An-
derson. It is traditional, also, that Washington re-
buked his entertainers for their very lavish display of
silver plate on that occasion, remarking that it was
unseemly at a time when the soldiers in the field were
suffering for both food and raiment.

James Robinson guarded prisoners from Sussex to
Ringos, in Hunterdon County, in 1783.

OCTOGENARIANS AND OLD RESIDENTS.

The following list of persons of eighty years and
upwards exhibits the names and ages of the oldest
living residents of Newton in the year 1875, as shown
by the census of that year (the age is given at last
birthday) : Margaret G. Anderson,^ 85 ; Elizabeth
To.wnsend, 91 ; Hannah Meacham, 83 ; Sarah Kon-
kle,? 81; Mary Mclntire,|| 89; Rebecca Drake, 80;
Susan Cornell, 89 ; Jane Northrup, 85.

Only two of the above named were living in June,
1880, — Rebecca Drake, at Newton, and Susan Cor-
nell, in Hardwick township, Warren Co., — at which
date the list of octogenarians was given by the census
enumerators as follows : Jane Brower, 80 ; Jacob
Mabec, 80 ; Anna B. Cassidy, 80 ; Job J. Drake, 80 ;
Jacob Strader, 80; James Sutton, 80; Moses Wood-
ruff',11 81 ; Ann S. Armstrong, 82 ; Anna M. Johnson,
82; Benjamin Booth, 84; Rebecca Drake, 85 ; Nancy
Pettit, 86 ; Charles Cinderbox, 89.

» For an account of Lieut. Moody, sco chapter on the Revolution.
f Grandfather of dipt. Thomas Anderson and Judge Daniol S. Audor-



t Died April 11, 1870.
1 Hied in May, 1880.



gDlod In Docember, 1877.
K Died in December, 1880.



The oldest man in this list, Charles Cinderbox, is
not a very old resident here, but was a long- time resi-
dent in Byram township, coming here about ten years
since. Among other old citizens may be named Mor-
ris Simpson, 79; Merritt Pinckney, 79; Aaron H.
Bonnell, 74; Elijah Rosenkrans, 74; Samuel P. Rob-
erts, 72 ; Benjamin Van Campen, 79 ; Charles Stick-
ers, 74; David Thompson, 71; Jacob Huyler, 72;
Israel Blanchard, 73 ; Benjamin Hand, 70 ; and the
oldest of the old ladies (besides the six given above)
are Jane Wilson, 77 ; Mary Bross, 79 ; Effie Beemer,
78 ; Sarah Hart, 78 ; Sibilla Linnj 78.

EARLY MERCHANTS.

Holmes, Pemberton & Stuart are reported to have
been the first merchants ; they were in active opera-
tion long before 1800. They were not in business
together when they first started, although they sub-
sequently were associated as partners. Their store
was at one time on the lot now partly occupied by the
Anderson House. George H. McCarter clerked for
them there. This stand was subsequently occupied by
David Ryerson and Garret Rosenkrans.

It is stated that in 1820 there were but six stores in
Newton, which were those of George H. McCarter,
where Joseph Anderson's store now is ; Pettit Britton,
where yet is the Britton property, above the park ;
John Feeny, in a building belonging to the estate of
D. W. Smith, and occupied by Huston & Van Blar-
com ; Bonnell Haggerty, on the Samuel Johnson cor-
ner; John Rorbach, on the late Rorbach property,
above the court-house; and Ryerson & Rosenkrans,
at the place above mentioned. About this time the
firm of Ryerson & Dennis was engaged here in mer-
cantile pursuits ; its members were David Ryerson and
Ezekiel Dennis, the latter the father of the founder
of the " Dennis Library." Phillips & Rosenkrans
came a little later. Hall & Johnson kept a general
merchandise store in the old academy building for
several years prior to 1829.

NEWTON'S PROGRESS.

The changes which have taken place in the village
of Newton during the past thirty-five or forty years
and its growth during that period, may be seen in the
following paragraphs, condensed from an article pub-
lished in the Sussex Register a few years since, and'
revised to date :

At that time the town comprised hardly o quarter of itR presont
population, and the principal business wax transacted abovo Spring Street.
The corner of Church and Main was one of the busiest portions, as the
post-olheo and two Btoros wore located there.

Tho valuable slate-quarry, which is now a sourco of so much pride
and profit, is located where a thick woods afforded a place for political
meetings in l'olk and Dallas' times.

Betweon Church and Division Streets tho ground was a quagmire,-
acalanius-swamp,— ovor which it was impossible to drive without miring.
Now It Is tilled up, and is good solid ground. At the lower cornel
Division and High Streots was formerly an old brick kiln ovor sixty years
ago, but gone about 1820. and near tho Bame placo tho slto of a lumber-
yard, belonging to George and Robert II. McCarter; and tho building
now owned by Robert Gray derived the name of " inulo-stablo" bocauS'
was originally uood by the McCartors us a shelter for their mules, of



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which they had a large numl»r employed in carting. The ground be-
tween Division nnd Liberty Streets was known as Johnsons meadow, and
training-ground when the militia went ont foi |
In front or the dwelling now occupied by Robert s. Wlntermuto, and

H,.,.ic < t ,,- ,.. -i a large barn-liko structure, which
as n blacksmith-simp. A building some dUtanco In its
i,v John A. Bonnell us a wagon-making mid paint-shop. Th<- house o, -
rupmd l.y John T. Stewart wan bulll III 1840 by .1 A. Bonnell, for Mr.
Hunt. A !.trfiiiu of water (now covered) runs through the centre ,-r this
lilt, and on tin- unrtli fide was n small building whero n large number >>f

our j tg peuple attended school under the tutelage of Mi - Isabella

D-i,,,i- ami Miss Warner. The house of David I*. Foster wan occupied

I \ linn of Foster A Auble as a sl,,* - sh,»p and dwelling.

David Tl i — .n-r, l„„i«- .., i„,,lt i.yi:. II. McCarter In 1S10, the

brick f..r which was burned near the old Methodist Episcopal church.
Tl.i- i< one of the flrst brick buildings erected. Mrs. Halleck's residence
was I t l.v the McCarters about lsj.'l. Dr. Havens' house was built

In iMil by w lllinni Bea. h, nnd is an old but rery substantial structure.
Tl. - adjoining house has been used for n variety of purposes, and was
originally built for a tailor-shop. Daniel S. Anderson's house was

Unlit by David Ryerson, and was afterwards occu| I l.y Dr. A. 1). Mor-

Dr. Thnmtu Ryerson, before It enmo Into possession of its present
owner. The '• Hoppnugh House" was built by Jason King, Lewis Van
Blorcotn'a house was erected by Ephniim Green : the portico in fr..m is

tho first one that was built In Newl -by Admos A. Harris Iiefore

lsiu The ;,'.-.(i«/er untitling was built f.ira itore-house by the McCartcrs.

Tl.. Rorbach dwelling-house and Itn ss-sltop have sinco been merged

int.. one building, and only the rear looks natural.

The Dmk» house Is one of the oldest buildings, and it* neighbor, the

Woodruff building, has been very much changed si John Trosdell

i*.. 1. 1 .an. lies and marbles to the boys in Is'st. The conrt-house was built
in 1847, on the -it.- of the one burno I. The original county clerk's and
surrogate's office, built In 1802, was torn dowu in 1859. The old " County
Bote)," fronting on High Street and Park I irn I in 1857.

About where the pmt-ofllco Is located William Van Campen first

started the si making business, nnd Mrs. Ilurker lived on the east

side end of the an building. Charles Arvls' I so is built upon pari

of the hotel garden, an. I the open space below tie- Presbyterian church
ferine. I part <.f tin- stable-yard.

Whero now is tin- hamlso mansion <»f John l.inn formerly stood a

shay-aii. la-half house. In whl I. the McCarter, Dennis, Johuson, and
oth.-r families have resided. Its frame constitutes a part ..f the Joseph

W.iil-a - .- I, nils-, in lli:li Street; a in" -.1 I ninpl-s in front was cut

<l..w n when the street was wide I The next holts ■ was built l.y John

S. Potwlnc, a in I has been used as a dwelling and boarding-school ; the

■ Instil " «..- rtartcd there, the "Female Seminary 11 also

finding n 1. oi i it mutl , and until It was closed in 1801.* An

i.l. I tumblo-down building, occupied by Darnabas Carter as a dwelling
an. I shoe-shop, has disappeared, and in ii- place i- the residence ->f Mrs.

If \ Hedges. A large durk-i I formerly occupied part of the lot on

Which is now the r.-si.l :e ..I George II. Nclden.

The Baptist parsonage was built by F.dwatd Stewart, t-.hl tn 1'h. i-l..-

taster, who disposed of it to tho Methodists for a parsonage. They in

II to other parties, and it finally Income the property of the

owners. In 1840 the house then owned by the Halstcds, Main

an. I llnlste.l Streets, was ve.l 1.. the ..pp.islte side Of the str.-.-t. alel is

doled and changed, the residence of Wlckliom M. > I
tin- -ii- -I ii- formoi 1- - hi ... was .-;.-, ted the dwelling occu] led l.y the
bile Judge Martin Ryerson Tho old house of Judge Hall, nn«

i-v tenants and ow I by Lafayette Westbrook, wns built l.y Judge

J pi. V.Miller, but has since then I n remodeled. The cornorof

Italn and Division St tswas formerly occupied by the fieoLaVr office,

tin. I at t by Lodner Trusdell na a chair-shop, lob

Ite, ..II what i- now llal. I- ; - im« of that

• .ill. .■ formed part ..i the L. Trusdell I se. Oil the sits "f Francis

llia.-y'- I. nil. ling st.i.nl all ..hi llOUSO kilo*. II as 111.- W nil,-, l.olt.-in property.
..riier..r Main an. I Clllin h ua. Sail I Its until

Ills death, 184a (lator Nicholas i Ttebont, Perrj v ' > . all . which,
after trade changed lo Spring Street, was made Into a dwelling. The

iin.-h..|. an. I dwelling oi" tlen. Lyman Edwards was torn .1-

nnontlj to moke room foi 'in- Episcopal re tory. Site former building

ha I a dismal I- ik, ami. with tie- hug.. I. -v.s of ..1 I Him I,.. I, muskets

win- Ii wore kopl within us a. ,11.. ,t was looked upon l.y tin- youngsters

with terror. Next t.. this, ou lands ..f William T. Anderson, I

ii.- I,..,,- ..i Nowtun'i Ural tkre-euglue. Thp in,. I,,,,, woe on ungalnlj

• Now the residence oi IV. W, w odward,



thing, worked by two crank - la; the water was carried in

leather buckets and poured Into tl agios, which, by great exertion,

threw a stream <,f water :•" or 1" fet t

On the corner below, a small brlt k building, built by Col. Grant Fitch,
and need ,«- a i k-atore l.y A. 11 Rogere,li -t,n -t.nnling, and is un-
doubtedly the first brick building in Newton.

,,, I i Q fl Idhon in the east aide of Mala Street, la one
of the ,,1,1,-st now standing. It shows hut little change during the past
tin. .- decodes.

The residence ,,f William V. Nicholas is a landmark. Itwas originally
built In 1802, and known as the Newton academy. Th
was in Its see- ,inl story for a time; the store was occupied l-y Hall 4 John-
son, Johnson * S'.ns, and w. I'. Nicholas, and labseqnenlly was con-
verted loto a dwelling. The entrance t-. tl Id cemetery is b]

..f tin- place.

In fruit of Charles L. Inslee's (formerly Dr. Smith's) residence, and

■ an ,.1-i frame and stone l, nil-ling erected by

Dr. I. lun, nnd torn down about lrvTiil L,y Thomas N. M- i lal t-r, to make

room f..r the present structure. It vvas atone time occupied as a t.n.-m,

ami the T-.w n-elel llOUSS, On spiiuj Street, lilLS part of its frame.

Inlng house of Nathau Drake, deceased, is a very old one. It
■n-i.-.l nt one tlmo by Job S. Hnleted, Xsq M as a law-office. The
first poplar*t roe ever planted in Kewton found a place In its door-yard.
Tho library building stands on the site of the late Co] J

old dwelling ami drug-store. All tho land I milling-.

as far down a> MadlsOD Sir. et, was own.-. I by Mr. C ver, wh

ti]. into 1-t-, which w-ere drawn in a lottery over sixty years ago.

Next Is the dwelling owned and occupied in hi- lifetime by "Golly"
Van Sands, who kepi the worst-looking drug-store and th.- gn

sot nt of wooden clocks and brass watches in thscouutry.

Van Sands was a genius, hut a peculiar The property was after-
wards purchased ami r.- leled by Dennis Cochran, who lived there

until it was burned, In September, 1-T I.

The Sussex Bank was flrst started in 1818 In a building which stood
where ,- now tl,.- ne» house of Dr. Sheppard, and in lsi: mors i to us
allon. Th.- third building from tills was ■ rickety old struc-
ture used I y J. it. Hucklow as a hat-factory. This gave way to Mill- 4
i; todolo's hsrdwnre-st ire. "Johnson^s corner looks nomorellko' Beach's
Bajjuir' than

Thirty years eg., there w-iis not a sign of a bouse below Spi
on what is now occupied by Trinity and other str.-.-ts. From recollect! in

w untover ■ bond rod houses which have been built since that time

on what was then Almost considered bog-meadows. The late It Stuart 1 !

., is then tl m U part of the town. From

tl,, i polnl I-. Drake's P I, over a mile, there was oot a single honse

nOW 'lur ,,,-.,l-,ul tinny I in, lulling the ,le|-.t-buil, lings and elloe-

factory. From th-r- t, the p ,i,,l it was one of the dreariest rides imagi-
nable, and was rery appropriately named the" Gallows Road." two mur-

ring i a him-' along it.— I'et.-r Brakeman and Mary Cole. In

th- rtclully "i' tl 1,1 il,-|, ,t the r...,.| was narrow, and high r.-ks and

in, k cedari - tcmed to make ti,- place more dismal it i rxssil le than it
really was; lut the advent of tho iron horso let daylight in, and the
gloom is dlspelle 1
The Cochran Huuss was built In 1840. Tho site of \l

; rmerly occupied by nn old building, la which

(OOXI tin- "Cochran' 1 ) were a saloon and II watchmaker's shop. A l-ng

l, nil, ling in the n-ar was a I-, w ling-all, y until removed; it then mode

in,, tenant-houses on Hamilton Street, The ..,1 was kept l.y William

m), Lewis L. Kent, end others. The building was torn
down, and tits | resent one ere ted hj James A. G - dais. The si
in Irani "f these bull ling- were of various grades, s., that oooil
the courthouse was like ascending apoirof sts

to bis hotel after IcCtnrillg ill th- .on, I

- built by BdWordl k Smith, on laiel fotni. ,1>

ow I l.y William PuttR. Tullle.v I

I'.-ttit lot, an. I th- old building shows some ..t Its funnel plan In
in-ni. Huston .v Van Ulan. ■!.,'- store « is built mil original!]
ftSoasssaal -

, uii-II-i William Ii M ■•st.-r.l with ,lrv-g,,«l., etc.. afl.rwai.l. by Hall 4

Rosenkrons sad other Brais. The .-hi Baynni balldlng was ball! and

-h-.p an. I

C mine 4 Wlldrick sold dry .goods. The Bosenkroiss bulldln

old -tin. lur.-, has bssn in i was a story ami a half high

whan built by George Walker.

. opposite th- At. I

illdlngs, ,,f wblt i, -nly thtcc



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or four were in existence thirty years ago. ... In tlie rear of the court-
house was an old building winch served as store, printing-office, shoe-
shop, etc. ; it was bought by the county and torn down some years ago.
The late Anderson (now Ward) House occupies the site of the former
dwelling of Oakley Anderson, father of Daniel S. Anderson. The houses
from this place down to the property of Mrs. B. B. Edsall have all been
erected within the past twenty [-six] years.

The Van Campen bouse is one of the old landmarks, and of great age.
It was originally a bewn-log house, but about forty-live years ago it was
weatherboarded. It is still owned by Mr. Vau Campen, but occupied by
tenants. Between the residence of Mrs. J. It. Hull stood a blacksmith-
shop, owned by the Brake family, but long since converted into firewood.
To one who never saw the Hull mansion wdien it was surrounded by tan-
vats, bark-mill, etc., it would bo impossible to describe the change. The
immense tan-bank, extending into the street, together with the tannery
buildings, passed away years ago. . . . East of the steam-mill was an old
dwelling known as the Drake bouse, and in Hull's meadow, back of the
mill, the centennial celebration was held.

CENTENNIAL EOUKTH-OF-JULY CELEBEATION.

The one hundredth anniversary of American inde-
pendence was celebrated at Newton according to the
programme. The day was ushered in by the usual
demonstrations, — ringing bells, firing of cannon, and
the display of the national colors from public and
private buildings. At half-past ten o'clock the pro-
cession of civic societies and citizens was formed
under command of Capt. Samuel Dennis, grand mar-
shal, assisted by Majs. N. K. Bray and William R.
Mattison and Capts. Francisco and Northrup, which,
after making the tour of the streets of the town,
brought up at the park, where stands had been pre-
pared for the reception of the speakers, music, and
invited guests. Ex-Governor Haines presided. His
remarks on opening the proceedings on the grand
stand were received with demonstrations of applause,
especially the announcement that he had been a citi-
zen of old Sussex for upwards of fifty years. Besides
him on the stand were Maj. John Boss, of Sparta,
standard-bearer ; David J. Collver, the veteran of La-
fayette, bearer of cap of Liberty ; Ex-Governor Bross,
of Chicago ; George Washer, of Romeo, Mich. ; Rev.
John T. Craig, formerly of Newton, but now of Bal-
timore ; V. M. Drake, of Goshen, N. Y. ; Rev. N.
Pettit, of Bordontown ; Judge Daniel S. Anderson,
of Newton ; Senator Samuel T. Smith ; ex- Assembly-
man Samuel H. Hunt ; Judge Moore, of Newton ;
Moses Northrup, of Hampton ; Dr. Sayer, Col. Rob-
ert Hamilton, Moses Woodruff, James Hamilton, and
other well-known citizens of the county, among whom
were also the following clergymen : Revs. Dr. Priest, J.
I. Morrow, J. L. Davis, William M. Moffat, and clergy-
men from different localities throughout the county.

After prayer and the blessing of Almighty God had
been feelingly invoked by Rev. Dr. Priest, a beautiful
and appropriate ode, by Rev. Mr. Pettit, was sung by
a musical choir under the direction of H. J. Rudd,
accompanied by three cornets, led by J. L. Northrup,
of the Newton Cornet Band. The Declaration of In-
dependence was read by Col. Clark, of Newton, at
the conclusion of which Rev. N. Pettit occupied
nearly an hour in giving liis address, which as an or-
atorical effort was one entirely worthy the occasion.



Next in order came the " Liberty Tree Song," by the
veteran David J. Collver, in a loud clear voice, which
was distinctly heard at a great distance. It was a
wonderful performance of a man upwards of ninety
years old, whose head, well covered with long white
hair, rendered him the most conspicuous figure con-
nected with the centennial celebration.

At the conclusion of the song Governor Haines an-
nounced that further proceedings at the stand would
be postponed until four o'clock, when it would be oc-
cupied by former Sussex men, present by invitation
of the centennial committee. Accordingly, at four
o'clock the stand was again occupied, Col. Robert
Hamilton as presiding officer. After some very happy
and interesting remarks by the colonel, he introduced
to the assemblage ex-Lieut.-Governor Bross, of Illi-
nois, a native of Sussex. He referred briefly to his own
history, and those of his ancestors, as being originally
Sussex people. As for himself, he was born in old
Montague, and was pleased to say that he was a Jer-
seyman. He had left the county early in life, and had
now returned to it to aid in doing honor to the mem-
ory of his ancestors, and to recall their sacrifices in
the trying scenes of the Revolution. He related
during the hour he occupied the stand many inter-
esting facts connected with Chicago and the West
during the many years he had been a citizen and a
resident of the State of Illinois. Governor Bross was
followed by George Washer, of Michigan, formerly a
resident of Sussex, in a few well-timed remarks. The
next speaker was the Rev. Mr. Craig, of Baltimore,
who said he had performed a journey of two hundred
miles to do honor to the principles of liberty, and to
show his devotion to the land of his adoption by
mingling his rejoicings with the people of the town in
which he had first taken out naturalization papers
announcing his intention to become a citizen of the
United States. The years he had spent in Sussex
were the most interesting of his life, and he trusted
the citizens of the county would continue in the fu-
ture, as they had done in the past, to cultivate the
principles of religious and political liberty and free



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