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Benevolent Patriot: The Life and Times of Henry Rutgers—Part One: 1636–1776

David J. Fowler


This article narrates the story of Henry Rutgers from the New World origins of his ancestors, to his birth in 1745, up to the outbreak of hostilities with Britain in 1776.

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