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. 1882 Excerpt: ...west of Dr. Hardenberg's residence. One other incident connected with Gen. Washington's residence at Somerville, we give as appropriate here. To the house which A. Voorhees Nevius now owns, near North Branch village, Gen. Washington once went, while his head-quarters were at Raritan, on a visit of condolence to the widow of Capt. Isaac Brokaw, killed in the battle of Germantown. Dr. Messler's reflections on this incident are as follows: "We have always thought this incident one of the most beautiful exhibitions of his most extraordinary life. What a heart the great man had! And he could well conceive of the grief of a lone widow, made so in one of his battles, and ride several miles to see her and express his sympathy for her great loss. Of what other hero is the same tenderness recorded?" At four different times Dr. Hardenberg was chosen President of General Synod. He was unanimously appointed the first President of Queen's now Rutgers College for the es The first suggestion of a College for the education of the youth of the Reformed Dutch Church, is due to Rev. Theodoras Jacobus Frelinghuysen. The charter for Queen's college was obtained March 20th, 1770. tablishment of which he had done much. While president of the college Dr. Hardenberg was slso pastor of the Reformed Dutch church at New Brunswick. He was the last who preached in the Dutch language in that church. His whole life work shows that he was a man of great energy and ability. He was conscientiously devoted to his work, and in it accomplished herculean labors. He was presi The New York Alumni of Rutger's College had their annual dinner at Delmonico's, February 17th, 1882, about 120 attending. Judge Larremore, of the Class of 1851, presided, introducing the speakers with the following ...
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