Souvenir history of the Oranges, N.J. and program exercises of the centennial celebration 1907

9781130609707: Souvenir history of the Oranges, N.J. and program exercises of the centennial celebration 1907

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: remove. Those who remained at their-homes obtained a 'protection," as it was called, from the British officers, as persons friendly to their cause. A tall tree, which now lifts itself conspicuously above the line of its summit, is said to mark the spot where telegraphic signals with New York were given and received. From the top of the mountain the movements of the enemy were carefully watched. Sometimes the latter from the opposite side of the valley would also discover the reconnoitering party and salute them with a well aimed discharge of their artillery.-ST4IRW4Y To, 1',.-..-" The many who have read or heard "Curfew Must Not Ring To-night," will be interested to know that the notes of the curfew were heard in Orange every evening less than one hundred years ago; for it appears from the records of the trustees of the First Church, 1795, that Bethuel Picrson %vas employed for the sum of 4 pounds to ring the church bell every evening at nine o'clock. COMPILED BY THE EDITOR THE act setting aside the territory now known as the Oranges from Newarkwas passed by the Legislature on November 27, 1806. It provided as follows: "Be it enacted by the Council and General Assembly of the State, and it is hereby enacted by authority of the same, That all that part of the township of Estimates Furnished on all Kinds of Mason Work. Jobbing Promptly Attended to. Send postal card for estimate. 7 Charles Street, East Orange, N. J. Near North Park Street. Newark in the county of Essex, lying and being in the following boundaries, towit: Beginning at a spring, called the 'Boiling Spring,' on the land of Stephen D. Day, running thence in a straight line southwardly to the bridge in the highway near David Peck's, thence running southwardly in a straig...

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