End of Duelling in New Jersey
by Hon. Frederick W. Gnichtel | NJHS 1921 | 4pp | PDF 125K | $2.00 | C3
"Trial by battel" was long recognized as a lawful method of deciding a legal contest, and was last seen in New Jersey in 1845. The best known duel was, of course, that between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr in 1804. A famous challenge to a duel issued by Thomas Gibbon to Aaron Ogden, both of Elizabeth, in 1816 is recounted.