The Founders at Home: 2of4: The Building of America, 1735-1817. Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Myron Magnet (Author, Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

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Year: 1868 (1860s)
Contributing LibraryThe Library of Congress
Digitizing SponsorSloan Foundation
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electedhis succes.sor, who remained here till 1801. He was succeeded byDr. Beasley, who left the parish in 1803; and was succeeded by Mr r^tir;dtl;?2H Th T M 1>^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ^ ^^^^ ^^^rctued m 1826. The Rev. Mr. Pyne was elected in 1820, and re- ri ^ Vf ^- ^^^- ^^- ^>bl« -- elected in 1829, ancrr;tMl183.J 1 he present rector, Rev. R. C. Moore, was settled in 1834. Ihe ^econd Presbyterian church was organized in 1819, and it-first and present minister is the Rev. Dr. Magie. The Methodist church was first organizedin 1785. The RevThomas Morrell, one of the fathers of the Methodist church inAmerica, preached for many years at Elizabethtown. He was amajor m the revolutionary army, and distinguished himself on va-rious occa.sions. In June, 1780, he began to preach as a localpreacher a this place, and in the following year commenced ridingas a travelling preacher. He was a man ofgreat energy and fervent piety. He died here in 1838, in the 91st year of his a^^e 21 162 ESSEX COUNTY.
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View of the Livingston Mansion, EUznhethtown. The above is a representation of the Mansion House formerlythe seat of William Livingston, LL. D., Gov. of New Jersey, and asigner of the Declaration of Independence. This house, now theresidence of John Kean,Esq., is situated about a mile northward ofthe village. Gov. Livingston ^ ^^ Cfi-u Facsimile of Gov. Livingstones Signature in 174L He afterwards be- was descended from a Scotchfamily which settled in the cityof New York, (where he wasborn, about the year 1723.) andwas graduated at Yale Collegecame a distinguished lawyer, and, upon his removal to New .Jer-sey, was chosen a member of the tirst congress in 1774—havmgpreviously signalized himself by his writings against the encroach-ments of Britain. When the inhabitants of New Jersey had de-posed Gov. Franklin, and formed a new constitution, in July, 1776,Mr. Livingston was elected their first governor, and continued tobe annuaUy re-elected till his death. He was a delegate to theconv

The Founders at Home: 2of4: The Building of America, 1735-1817.  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Myron Magnet (Author, Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher)

Why the American Revolution, of all the great revolutions, was the only enduring success. Through the Founders' own voices - and in the homes they designed and built to embody the ideal of domestic happiness they fought to achieve - we come to understand why the American Revolution, of all great revolutions, was the only enduring success. The Founders were vivid, energetic men, with sophisticated worldviews, and this magnificent reckoning of their successes draws liberally from their own eloquent writings on their actions and well-considered intentions. 

Richly illustrated with America's historical and architectural treasures, this volume also considers the houses the Founders built with such care and money to reflect their vision for the fledgling nation. That so many great thinkers - Washington, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, John Jay, the Lees of Stratford Hall, and polemicist William Livingston - came together to accomplish what rightly seemed to them almost a miracle is a standing historical mystery, best understood by pondering the men themselves and their profound and world-changing ideas. 

Through impressive research and an intimate understanding of these iconic patriots, award-winning author Myron Magnet offers fresh insight into why the American experiment resulted in over two centuries of unexampled freedom and prosperity.