Revolutionary Spies

February 22, 2024
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The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills (THSSH) welcomed spy scholar Damien Cregeau on Thursday night February 22 for an in-depth talk on espionage during the Revolutionary War.  Cregeau talked about John Honeyman who was a spy for General George Washington and lived in Griggstown and later Bedminster in Somerset County.   Also covered were the Culper, Mersereau, and Dayton spy rings and the British spy John André.

General Washington’s use of a form of invisible ink, invented by Sir James Jay, brother of patriot John Jay was also covered. Following his presentation, Cregeau engaged the audience in a spirited Q&A session.