Perth Amboy (N.J.). Council of War


Date: 1776 | Size: 1 volume(s)


Manuscript record of a council of war held at Perth Amboy, September 17, 1776. Contains also, manuscript letters concerning the Council of war.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume.

Early American History Note

This bound volume contains a series of documents relating to a Council of War held at Perth Amboy on September 17, 1776 in the midst of the War for Independence. During the Council, Hugh Mercer, serving as President of the Council, recommended an attack on Staten Island. Some of the documents date to the nineteenth century and involve the conveyance of the material to the APS from Hugh Mercer Jr.

Indexing Terms


  • Military Records


  • American Revolution
  • Military History