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By: Oliver Randolph Parry and
Richard Randolph Parry 1907 & 1915 respectively:

Coryell's Ferry,  the best ferry on the Delaware River, north of Trenton, and located on the main line of travel from Philadelphia to East Jersey and New Yorker, became at the commencement of hostilities at once an important strategic point of value to the American and British armies, both of which, on several occasions, were most desirous to hold and control it, and especially was this so just prior to the "Battle of Trenton," when, upon Lord Cornwallis's army failing to effect a crossing of the Delaware into Pennsylvania,  . . . . . . . . .

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