Assembling some scans of documents in preparation for a book I am writing on the Green Family of Hunterdon. This one is a statement from John Burroughs explaining the extent of William Richard Green’s service in the Hunterdon Militia. He is buried in Ewing Churchyard. Many places are mentioned, but most notably he helped cross Washington’s troops across the Delaware to escape Cornwallis. Indeed, he was there for all four crossings of The Battle of Trenton and at the battle itself, as were all of the Hunterdon militiamen. He also assisted in both crossings of the French army when they captured Cornwallis, and also at The Battle of Monmouth. William Richard owned the farm on West Upper Ferry that is now best known for the restaurant Blooming Grove.
Last Saturday night Kaitlin, Chris, Andrew, and I spent a few hours in the recording studio laying down audio tracks for the Comma Music, a Chicago-based music library company. It was fun. We recorded instrumental tunes—jigs, reels, & hornpipes. To learn more about Comma Music, visit their website.
Update March 2: The tunes we recorded for Comma Music Library or now loaded to their site. Go here and filter for Public Domain. We’re the selections directly above Mozart. If you click the top one, the rest will auto feed.
While working on revisions to a short story, I came across this graphic organizer used in my classroom to plan said story. The first draft was written in the classroom as a n example for the students. I expect to include the finished selection in an upcoming collection of short stories based on folk songs.