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84 Laurel Ave
Kingston, NJ United States

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

An Invitation to Revolutionary Tea

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rockingham Historic Site, 84 Laurel Ave
Kingston, NJ United States
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In late June of 1778, the Continental Army under General George Washington was making its way east from Hopewell to Kingston, New Jersey.  Mrs. Margaret Berrien of Rockingham sent an invitation to the general, inviting him to take tea at her home while the army broke fast nearby.  Washington accepted.  A few days later, the Continental soldiers would engage the British army near Monmouth Courthouse and show that their winter training had been very effective in shaping them into a…

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