TRUE OR FALSE
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Joshua Huddy defended his Colts Neck home against a party of Loyalist raiders, led by an escaped slave known as Colonel Tye, for about two hours with only the help of a servant girl. True/False
After Loyalists captured him in 1780, Joshua Huddy escaped from a boat taking him to New York and, despite a bullet wound, swam ashore. True/False
In 1782, Joshua Huddy was captured by Loyalist raiders in Toms River, where he was the officer in charge of the militia defending the blockhouse. True/False
With the approval of William Franklin, the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin and the leader of the Associated Loyalists, Joshua Huddy was hanged in April 1782 in retaliation for the death of Philip White.
Joshua Huddy dictated and signed his last will and testament before his execution, leaving his estate to his two daughters. True/False
Joshua Huddy is buried in an unmarked grave at Old Tennent Church. True/False
Richard Lippincott was court-martialed by the British for the murder of Joshua Huddy and found not guilty.
More than 400 people met in Freehold to protest Huddy’s lynching and petitioned George Washington to retaliate by executing a British officer. True/False
In response to Huddy’s death, British Captain Charles Asgill was selected by lot to hang, but was saved by a letter from his mother to a French official who asked George Washington to spare him. True/False
Joshua Huddy’s second wife was Catherine Hart, the widow of a Jewish innkeeper in Colts Neck named Levi Hart. True/False
All answers are TRUE