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  New Jersey. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Traffic to and from New York is served by railway and subway tunnels and by the facilities of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey—the George Washington Bridge, the Lincoln and Holland vehicular tunnels, and three bridges to Staten Island.
New Jersey’s independence from New York was recognized, but authority was vested in the governor of New York until 1738, when Lewis Morris was appointed governor of New Jersey alone.
New Jersey was hard hit by recession in the early 1990s and the state suffered from overdevelopment, but increasing economic diversity had fueled a recovery by the decade’s end.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: New Jersey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is bounded on the north by New York State, on the east by the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Delaware Bay, and on the west by the Delaware River.
The possession of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and adjacent lands was subsequently claimed by the Dutch and Swedes.
The capture of New York by the Dutch, on 30 July, 1673, was followed by the subjection of the surrounding country, including the province of New Jersey.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10790a.htm   (4845 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
NEW JERSEY, one of the Middle Atlantic states of the U.S., bordered on the NE by New York State, on the E by the Atlantic Ocean, on the S by Delaware, and on the W and NW by Pennsylvania.
New Jersey is one of the most urbanized states in the U.S. In 1990 about 89% of the state’s residents lived in areas defined as urban, and the rest of the population lived in rural areas.
New Jersey is an important link between the big industrial areas of New York State and New England and the S and W parts of the U.S. The state has about 55,120 km (about 34,250 mi) of roads, including 679 km (422 mi) of interstate highways.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/states/newjersey.html   (4203 words)

 New Jersey — FactMonster.com
New Jersey became a united crown colony in 1702, administered by the royal governor of New York.
Today, New Jersey, an area of wide industrial diversification, is known as the Crossroads of the East.
New Jersey - New Jersey, Middle Atlantic state of the E United States.
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 Province of New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Province of New Jersey was an English colony that existed within the boundaries of the current U.S. state of New Jersey prior to the American Revolution.
The land of the province was part of the New Netherlands colony acquired from the Dutch by the British after being seized by Richard Nicolls in September 1664.
New Jersey was then again ruled by the governors of New York, but this infuriated the settlers of New Jersey, accusing those governors of favoritism to New York.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Province_of_New_Jersey   (950 words)

 Colonial history of New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New Netherland was renamed New Jersey (after the English Channel Island of Jersey at which Charles II of England was proclaimed king in 1649) and New Amsterdam was renamed New York (after the Duke of York).
The two proprietors of New Jersey attempted to entice more settlers to move to New Jersey by granting sections of lands to settlers and by passing Concession and Agreement, a document granting religious freedom to all inhabitants of New Jersey; under the British Church of England there was no such religious freedom.
New Jersey was then ruled by the governors of New York, but this infuriated the settlers of New Jersey, who accused those governors of favoritism to New York.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Colonial_history_of_New_Jersey   (1553 words)

 Northwest New Jersey 15 Basin Aquifer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The area specified in the petition submitted by NJDEP included the entire State of New Jersey, except for the City of Trenton within the Coastal Plain and Piedmont Provinces in westcentral New Jersey, and sixty-nine (69) communities within the Piedmont Province in northeast New Jersey (Figure 1).
The portion of the Piedmont province within the petition area is comprised primarily of Jurassic and Triassic age sedimentary rocks and igneous rocks and to a lesser extent unconsolidated Quaternary glacial deposits.
The portion of the Highlands province within the petition area is characterized by Precambrian gneiss, intrusive rocks, and a synclinal outlier of Paleozoic sedimentary strata which exhibits geology similar to that of the Valley and Ridge Province.
www.epa.gov /region02/water/aquifer/basin/15basin.htm   (4261 words)

 New Jersey Estates/Weichert Realtors - Real Estate/New Homes
Morris County, among the fastest growing counties in the New York metropolitan area, is nestled amid rolling hills, valleys, and clear lakes approximately 30 miles northwest of New York City.
Named after Colonel Lewis Morris, then Governor of the Province of New Jersey, it originally included what are now the counties of Morris, Sussex and Warren.
By 1900 the nation's business and financial leaders, seeking escape from New York City, the financial capital of the nation, discovered Morris County, its isolation, ideal climate and unspoiled countryside, and started the construction of large country estates.
www.newjerseyestates.net /pages/morris.htm   (637 words)

A map of the Province of New-York, reduc'd from the large drawing of that Province, compiled from actual surveys by order of His Excellency William Tryon, Esqr., Captain General and Governor of the same, by Claude Joseph Sauthier; to which is added New-Jersey, from the topographical observations of C. Sauthier and B. Ratzer.
A plan of New York Island, with part of Long Island, Staten Island and east New Jersey, with a particular description of the engagement on the woody heights of Long Island, between Flatbush and Brooklyn, on the 27th of August 1776...
A Portion of New York from the Hudson River west to the Unadilla Branch of the Susquehanna River; from the Delaware River north to Fort Stanwix.
www.sunysb.edu /libmap/nypath2.htm   (6305 words)

 The Law of Slavery in New Jersey: An Annotated Bibliography
A1 "The Concession and Agreement of the Lords Proprietors of the Province of New Caesaria, or New Jersey..." [5th part], "And that the planting of the said province...,"
Slaves who have been in New Jersey twelve months or more not to be removed from state without their consent, unless owner is moving out of state.
Defendant in an action for debt was not allowed to offset the debt with expenses allegedly incurred pursuing for the plaintiff a slave who had run away, nor could he offset the debt with half the value of the slave that the plaintiff allegedly agreed to pay him.
njlegallib.rutgers.edu /slavery/bibliog.html   (6275 words)

 The Avalon Project : The Fundamental Constitutions for the Province of East New Jersey in America, Anno Domini 1683
That for the government of the Province, there shall be a great Council, to consist of the four and twenty proprietors, or their proxies in their absence, and one hundred forty-four to be chosen by the freemen of the Province.
For the constant government of the Province there shall be with the Governor a common Council, consisting of the four and twenty Proprietors, of their proxies, and twelve of the freemen.
That whoever has any place of publick trust in another Province, tho' a Proprietor, shall not sit in the great or common Council, but by their proxies, unless thereunto particularly called by the one or other Council.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/states/nj10.htm   (607 words)

 Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco Eastern Province - Ministries in New Jersey
There are 785 students enrolled who come from the Paterson, New Jersey area.
The 228 students enrolled come from Hawthorne and local surrounding areas in New Jersey.
The 285 students enrolled are from the Kenilworth and surrounding towns in New Jersey.
www.salesiansisters.org /ministries/newjersey.html   (274 words)

 The Province of New Jersey Divided into East and West called Jersey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ewald's map, folded in the back of Volume I, appears to be a partial copy of a map entitled The Province of New Jersey, Divided into East and West, commonly called The Jerseys, engraved and published by William Faden of Charing Cross and bearing the date of December 1, 1777.
Keith's Line refers to a boundary line intended to mark the border between East New Jersey and West New Jersey, the two provinces into which New Jersey was divided before it became a united Royal Colony in 1702.
1638-1716), surveyor-general of the province, began the survey of a line in 1687 (not 1787 as stated on the map) to settle the issue; but the line was never completed, because protests by West Jersey over favoritism to East Jersey forced a halt.
www.bloomu.edu /library/Archives/Maps/map113.htm   (178 words)

 The Avalon Project : The Concession and Agreement of the Lords Proprietors of the Province of New Caesarea, or New ...
We do consent and agree, that the Governor of the said Province hath power, by the advice of his Council, to depute one in his place and authority, in case of death or removal, to continue until our further order, unless we have commissionated one before.
And whosoever shall subscribe and not swear, and shall violate his promise in that subscription, shall be liable to the same punishment that the persons are or may be that have sworn and broken their oaths.
That all rules relating to the building of each street, or quantity of ground to be allotted to each house within the said respective cities, boroughs and towns, be wholly left by act as aforesaid, to the wisdom and discretion of the General Assembly.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/states/nj02.htm   (1341 words)

 New Jersey Historical Society
Due to conflict with Cornbury, Morris was removed and, later, elected to the New Jersey Assembly.
Under the administration of Robert Hunter, Morris became chief spokesman for the New York Assembly in 1710 and was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the province of New York in 1715.
Upon the political split of New Jersey and New York, Morris became Governor of the province of New Jersey in 1738.
www.jerseyhistory.org /findingaid.php?aid=0016   (1967 words)

 Books about New Jersey
The Grants, Concessions, and Original Constitutions of the Province of New Jersey: The Acts Passed During the Proprietary Governments, and Other...
The History of New Jersey, From Its Discovery by Europeans to the Adoption of the Federal Constitution by Thomas F. Gordon
Leon Abbett's New Jersey: The Emergence of the Modern Governor by Richard A. Hogarty
home.att.net /~newbooks/newjerseybook.html   (4744 words)

 Rockleigh Borough, New Jersey
It also had one of the lowest municipal tax rates in the State of New Jersey.
Since 2 July 1976, approximately one-half of the eastern portion of Rockleigh Borough has been on the New Jersey State Register of Historic Places as the Rockleigh Historic District and on 29 June 1977, Rockleigh Borough was included on the National Registered Historic Places.
The Historic District is administered by the Rockleigh Historic Preservation Commission which exercises lawful review regarding construction, demolition, movement, adaptive reuse and repair of buildings and structures as well as shade tree considerations.
www.rockleigh.org   (485 words)

 LandAndFarm.com - Land for sale, Farms for sale, Rural Property for sale
Scenic New Jersey Horse Farm (residential land, horse farm, pasture) A 7.85 acre property with an asking price of $899,900.
5 Quiet Acres S New Jersey (residential land, forest - natural, undeveloped land) A 5.00 acre property with an asking price of $150,000.
The Best Of Both Worlds (residential land) A 4.00 acre property with an asking price of $774,900.
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