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Today in New Jersey History - May 25

May 25

(from author Joseph Bilby)

1780 The men of the Fourth and Eighth Connecticut regiments, encamped in Jockey Hollow, near Morristown, mutinied and refused to obey orders. The soldiers were distraught from a lack of food and pay over the long and exceptionally hard winter, but were talked into discontinuing their armed protest by officers they respected.

Today in New Jersey History - May 23

May 23

(from author Joseph Bilby)

1848 William E. Sackett was born in New York City. A journalist, Sackett specialized in New Jersey politics, writing for both the New York Times and the New York Herald. His Modern Battles of Trenton, two volumes on the state’s political struggles from 1866 to 1912, are classics of the genre. Sackett died on November 18, 1926.

Lecture - The Hartshornes of Middletown and their Portland Estate

As part of Monmouth County Historical Association's Historically Speaking Lecture Series, Joseph W. Hammond will give a talk on the Hartshorne family of Middletown and the history of their large estate called Portland. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, May 27th, at 7 p.m. at the Thompson Park Visitor Center, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. The event is free and open to the public.