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Galloway Township, New Jersey is in Atlantic County. It was created by Royal Patent of George III on April 4, 1774. It was incorporated by the New Jersey legislature in 1798, one of the first 104 townships under the Township Act of 1798. It was named in honor of Joseph Galloway, a lawyer and one of the township's popular advocates. He was a delegate to the First Continental Congress, which convened on September 5, 1774. He opposed independence from Britain, and in 1778, he fled to England where he became a spokesperson for the Loyalists. His estates in America were confiscated, and he was forbidden to return.

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