19Results for "Philadelphia Gazette"
Cezar Trent, one of the elite free black citizens of antebellum Princeton, was the employee of a prominent landowner, the object of a town resident's published recollections, and a slave owner.
Princeton in the West Indies
Under the leadership of President Witherspoon, the College of New Jersey launched an ill-fated campaign to secure donations from slaveholding planter elites in the West Indies.
Peter Scudder rose from humble beginnings to become a successful businessman and a notable member of the free black community in Princeton.
Princeton’s Founding Trustees
A firm majority of Princeton's founding trustees (sixteen out of twenty-three) bought, sold, traded, or inherited slaves during their lifetimes.
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.
A newspaper notice announcing the establishment of the College of New Jersey in 1746.
"New Jersey. Princeton Academy"
An announcement of the opening of Princeton Academy in 1795.
Newspaper report of the nation’s first colonization meeting, held at Princeton on November 6, 1816.