|History of the Early Settlement and Progress of Cumberland County By L. Q. C. Elmer - Title and Preface|
Early Settlement and Progress
AND OF THE
OF THIS AND THE ADJOINING COLONIES.
LUCIUS Q. C. ELMER.
BRIDGETON, N. J.:
Entered according to the Act of Congress in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, by
THESE sketches of the early history of Cumberland County were prepared few years ago for the columns of a newspaper. Many of the facts detailed, relating to the first settlers and proprietors, came to the knowledge of the writer in the course of a somewhat protracted career as a lawyer. Although of no great importance, it has been thought they were worth preserving in a more permanent and accessible form. Having been born in Bridgeton, when it contained only three hundred inhabitants, and always resided there, he has witnessed, and had the opportunity of minutely stating, its growth into a city of no mean importance.
The chapter giving a history of the money of account and of circulation, in this and the adjoining colonies, from their beginnings to a recent date, it is believed embraces facts not to be found in any of our histories, which were fast passing into oblivion, but which are too curious and instructive to be entirely lost.
BRIDGETON, May, 1869.
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