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New Brunswick

New Brunswick (pop. 41,442), city in north-central New Jersey on the Raritan River. Named after an English duke of the 18th century, it became an important outpost for colonists setting out to fight British ships docked in New York City as well as the location where Washington's troops retreated from New York (1776). Today it is a manufacturing center, especially for medical supplies and pharmaceuticals. It is the home of Rutgers University, including Douglass College, and the New Brunswick Theological Seminary, the oldest seminary in the United States.

See also: New Jersey.

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