Category Archives: New Jersey

February 8, 1863: New Jersey doesn’t want to pay to free Missouri slaves

The New York Times takes New Jersey’s legislature to task for opposing compensated emancipation in Missouri. Apparently New Jersey legislators don’t feel that freeing Missouri slaves does their state any good. Slavery in Missouri. We notice that resolutions have been … Continue reading

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November 28, 1861: Thanksgiving

There was no nationally standardized date for Thanksgiving in 1861, but twenty states declared it on Nov. 28. The Times reproduced the Thanksgiving proclamations of the Governor of New York and the Mayor of New York City. From the New … Continue reading

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January 24, 1861: Rep. Perry denounces secession

Nehemiah Perry It’s kind of long; if you don’t want to read it all, skip to the last paragraph, which is a gem. Congressional Globe, HR 36th congress, 2nd session. p. 550-551 Nehemiah Perry (D-NJ) Mr. Speaker, I recognize, today, … Continue reading

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December 21, 1860: Commodore Kearny resigns

Commodore Lawrence Kearny From the Richmond Dispatch: Important resignation. Commodore Kearney, the Second Officer on the active list of the Navy, has resigned his position in the following letter to the President: Perth Amboy, N. J.,Dec. 21, 1860. Sir: It … Continue reading

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