Early Newark - A Puritan Theocracy
by Walter S. Nichols | NJHS 1920 | 14pp | PDF 223K | $2.00 | D1
Newark, New Jersey was founded on the religious principles of Puritanism and Congregationalism - the town and the church originally being one entity. Influenced by Presbyterianism, the Church and town were completely separated by the 1750s. The presentation includes anecdotes of social life from the Town Records.