Historians to reveal findings in Washington-era ‘Paper Box Mystery’

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NEWBURGH -

Historians are getting ready to reveal their findings into a discovery made in Orange County last year that dates to the Revolutionary War.

It’s being called “The Paper Box Mystery” - a gold ring and thimble packed inside a tiny paper box and tucked away for centuries at the Newburgh site of General George Washington’s camp in 1782.

The discovery was made inside a beam during rooftop repairs last summer.

State conservators have since researched the artifacts and local students have penned essays to try to solve the mystery.

It has not yet been revealed who the package belonged to, who put it there or why – and curious minds will have to wait a bit longer. State historians are planning to reveal their findings next weekend.

 

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