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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 514 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GOVERNORS OF THE STATE History.—The most important sources are: Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey (Archives of the State of New Jersey, 1st series), edited by W. A. Whitehead, F. W. Ricardo and W. Nelson (26 vols., Newark, 188o-19o3); Documents Relating to the Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey (Archives of the State of New Jersey, 2nd series; 2 vols., Trenton, 1901-1903); and Acts g the General Assembly of New Jersey from 1703-r761, reprinted by A. Learning and J. Spicer (Somerville, New Jersey, 1881). For the period of the Dutch rule, see E. B. O'Callaghan's History of New Netherland (New York, 1846) ; and John Romeyn Brodhead's History of the State of New York (2nd vol., New York, 1853, 1871); E. P. Tanner, The Province of New Jersey (New York, 1908), the most thorough study of the period from 1664 to 1738; Samuel Smith's History of the Colony of Nova Caesarea, or New Jersey (Burlington, 1765; 2nd ed., Trenton, 1877), still one of the best accounts of the colonial period, and particularly valuable on account of its copious extracts from the sources, many of which are no longer accessible; see, also, William A. Whitehead's " The English in East and West Jersey, 1664-1689 " (in vol. iii. of Justin Winsor's Narrative and Critical History of America). Among the monographic' contributions are Austin Scott's Influence of the Proprietors in Founding the State of New Jersey (Baltimore, 1885) and H. S. Cooley's Study of Slavery in New Jersey (Baltimore, 1896). Other useful contributions are A. D. Mellick, Story of an Old Farm; or, Life in New Jersey in the 18th Century (Somerville, New Jersey, 1889), full of interesting details; F. B. Lee and others, New Jersey as a Colony and as a State (4 vols., with an additional biographical volume, New York, 1902, rather unevenly proportioned; and inaccurate as to details; W. J. Mills, Historic Houses of New Jersey (Philadelphia, 1902); William Nelson, The New Jersey Coast in Three Centuries (2 vols., New York, 1902) ; Isaac S. Mulford, Civil and Political History of New Jersey (Philadelphia, 1851) ; W. A. Whitehead, East Jersey under the Proprietary Governments (New Jersey Historical Society Collections, vol. i., Newark, 1875) ; W. S. Stryker, Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War (Trenton, 1872) ; W. E. Sackett, Modern Battles of Trenton (Trenton, 1895), a political history of New Jersey from 1868 to1894, dealing especially with the railway controversies; John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany (2 vols., New York, 19o3-1906), containing data relating to the settlement and settlers of New York and New Jersey; R. S. Field, The Provincial Courts of New Jersey; L. Q. C. Elmer, The Constitution and Government of New Jersey (vols. iii. and vii. of New Jersey Historical Society Collections, Newark, 1849, 1872); and David Murray, History of Education in New Jersey (No. 2 of Circulars of Information issued by the United States Bureau of Education, Washington, 1899).
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