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the battle of toms river was a skirmish between 100 british troops and toms river patriots. it happened in 1782 one year after the battle of Yorktown and the british surrender. and one year before the treaty was signed in Paris. the town was burnt to the ground, josh huddy the leader of the patriots was hung without trial by the british. William Franklin, illegitamate son of Ben Franklin, he was the last royally appointed Governer of the colony of NJ, he was kicked out and replaced with William Livingston. W. Franklin was Sent to Connecticut as a prisoner, he was later traded to the british for some of there POW's. Moved to NYC to the british HQ, gave them intelligence on the Town of Toms RIver which was the leading supplier of salt and oil to all 13 conlonies, as a way to gain revenge on the state of NJ

The Township of Toms River's records begin in 1783 because all documents proir to that battle were burnt with the town.

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