The Pennamite Wars and the Trenton Decree of 1782
by Hon. Frederick W. Gnichtel | NJHS 1921 | 8pp | PDF 138K | $2.00 | A2
In 1782, Trenton, New Jersey, was selected as the meeting-place of a Court of Commissioners appointed by the Continental Congress to hear and determine a controversy which involved a claim by Connecticut to the ownership and jurisdiction over a considerable portion of northern Pennsylvania. Its decision ended twenty-five years of intense ill-feeling between the two colonies, which was known as "The Pennamite War."