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The Potter Family of Prospect and Palmer Houses
Prospect House and Palmer House, both now University properties, have deep links to the Potters—a slaveholding family with strong ties to Georgia as well as to Princeton and the College of New Jersey.
Peter Scudder rose from humble beginnings to become a successful businessman and a notable member of the free black community in Princeton.
Escape from Princeton
In 1819, Princeton Mayor Erkuries Beatty engaged a recent College of New Jersey graduate to recapture his runaway slave, Joe. The incident underscores the terror and uncertainty of enslavement in central Jersey.
"A serious rebellion"
A response to the 1817 riots at the College of New Jersey, printed in a Connecticut paper.