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Hulick, John
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
John Hulick Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of selected documents of John Hulick, who was a farmer and constable in Middlesex County, N.J., and a captain in the New Jersey Militia during the War of 1812.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of fourteen documents (1812-1826) dealing with Hulick's life as a farmer and constable in Middlesex County, N.J., and thirty-five documents (1813-1814) regarding his position as a captain in the New Jersey Militia. The documents dealing with Hulick's life as a farmer and constable include "Catalogues" of nurseries, arrest warrants, landlord warrants, and inventories of goods and "Chattels" from the towns of East and West Windsor Townships, New Brunswick, South Brunswick, and Cranbury, N.J. The documents relating to Hulick's position of captain in the New Jersey Militia during the War of 1812 consist of receipts, requests for payment by members of the militia for their service, court cases, and "Provision Returns" for rations for various detachments of the New Jersey Militia under Hulick's command in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy, N.J. Included is a letter dated New Brunswick, 2 May 1813, and signed by Inspector General Nicholas Gray, outlining Hulick's responsibilities as a captain in the militia. Another letter, dated Cranbury, 24 June 1816, sent to Hulick "near Hightstown," N.J., concerns returns of delinquent accounts belonging to a company attached to the 2nd Battalion of the 2nd Regiment of the Middlesex Brigade under the command of Captain Elias Bayles.


Arranged by accession number.

Collection Creator Biography:

Hulick, John

In 1812, New Jersey had more than 35,000 men of military age, 2,500 of them in uniformed militia companies. As the War of 1812 continued, more New Jersey militiamen were called to duty to help protect the state's coast from the British blockading fleet. When the British captured a number of coastal trading vessels between Sandy Hook and Cumberland County's Maurice River in 1813-1814, New Jersey responded by activating more militiamen. Active duty militia strength reached 3,529 men in December 1814, with thousands more drilling monthly in preparation for such duty.

Collection History


Purchased in two separate lots in March 1941 (AM12206-12207).

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Dina Britain on August 28, 2007. Finding aid written by Lauren Kustner on November 16, 2007. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

John Hulick Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1