Saturday, July 03, 2010
1814: DEDICATION OF ST. JOHN'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH LAMBERTON STREET
We're getting into really ancient history when we try to retrieve old, old, 1814 intelligence from the newspapers of the early 19th century. They were printed on durable "rag" content paper (as opposed to pulp) Age is unkind to those older papers. While the rag content keeps the pages from tearing and crumbling, "foxing," or severe tanning renders the originals nearly illegible. Such was the case with this extract from an 1814 Trenton True American newspaper. Subsequent searching has failed to uncover the actual dedication ceremony, but I am searching.