Princeton, NJ — Morven dates from the 1750's and was the home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It served as the New Jersey Governor's Mansion; its restoration and conversion to a museum were completed in 2004.
The press was the mass medium of the eighteenth century, the only way to bring both news and commentary to a broad public audience. The popularity of newspapers soared in Revolutionary America: By the late 1780s, the United States had about ninety-five newspapers, over twice the number at the time of independence. Moreover, the newspapers of 1776 were weeklies, but those of 1787 we often published two or three times a week. There were even a few that appeared daily to satisfy the hungry reading public.
— Pauline Maier
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787—1788 (2010)
Today in the Revolution ...
The General Assembly of Rhode Island authorizes enlistment of slaves.
Richard Stockton, U.S. attorney and signer of Declaration of Independence for New Jersey, dies at age 50.
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