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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Spirit of Justice

 
 
Spirit of Justice Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. Spirit of Justice Marker
Inscription. Erected to commemorate that noble spirit of justice displayed by Gen. George Washington after his capture of Trenton in December 1776, in returning to both Whig and Tory alike their personal effects, of which they had been ruthlessly plundered by the British and Hessian Troops after their capture of Fort Washington and during their invasion of the State of New Jersey. The loot was stored in the churches, jail court-house and old barracks, which buildings had been used as quarters by the foreign troops. This magnanimous act won many to the support of the American Cause and secured to him the perpetual love and admiration of his countrymen.
 
Erected 1916 by Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 13.165′ N, 74° 46.116′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on Barrack Street just from Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Near marker for Old Barracks Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Barracks (a few steps from this marker); Washington Elm
Spirit of Justice Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. Spirit of Justice Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Zebulon Pike (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Masonic Lodge Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Beulah A. Oliphant (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Harrow’s Plating and Blade Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Petty's Run (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Reenactors at the Spirit of Justice Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 28, 2013
3. Reenactors at the Spirit of Justice Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,017 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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