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June 30, 1977 Atlantic County Record article about the Mays Landing High School class of 1927. Courtesy of Township of Hamilton Historical Society.

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In the years 1866 and 1867 , thirty- two snowfalls were recorded that winter.

1867
Wood Green &Co. were granted permission to raise the dam enough to provide power for the cotton mill they are building.
The schooner "Ellen Baker", Capt. Barrett, went ashore on the bar outward bound with a shipment of charcoal shipped from here by W Norcross. The crew was saved.
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Reminder TONIGHT the Speakers Series will be held at 7:30 PM at the Fellowship Hall in the Presbyterian Church on Main Street . Topic is How NJ Pinelands built America by Lee Ireland.

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Our first Bus Trip will be to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on Wed April 5th. Details at a later date.
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Atlantic County Record. 1864

Total expenditures In Hamilton Township for the year 1863 were reported to be $ 4,433. Of this $1,400 was county tax; $800 State Tax; $035 school tax. Road work $90, $239 for Michael Woolbert, and $246 for Simon Hanthorn. William Harbert was paid $3.50 for sheep killed by dogs. Payments to township Committeemen were: W.D.Hoover,$3.00;g.B.Gandy $3.00;E.E.Hudson $4.50 which included lights he furnished for meetings and $4.00 A.L.Iszard. Clerk Campbell's pay for the year was $21.00
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Privateer, in international law, term applied to a privately owned armed vessel whose owners are commissioned by a nation to carry on naval warfare . These commissions are called marque.
Piracy is carried out without enlistment by a government.
The 13 Colonies, having declared their independence, had only 31 ships comprising the Continental Navy. Privateers contributed to the very birth and founding of our Republic.
Comparison of Navy vs. privateers in Revolutionary War

continental. privateers

Total Ships. 64. 1,697
Total guns. 1,242. 14,872
Enemy ships
Captured. 196. 2,283
Ships captured
By the enemy. Unknown. 1,323

SOURCE: American Merchant Marine at War
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