C. H. Hutchinson, through extensive research of the old records, presents a comprehensive history of Middletown. He begins with William Penn's proposal to locate a city in the area, the local Indian tribes, and early settlers from Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland and Germany. Much of the history revolves around the establishment of churches, business and industry, and local government. Also important are the citizens of Middletown who fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Sketches of prominent early citizens are included as well as illustrations of important landmarks. The book is presented as graphic images, so the user sees the work just as it was originally published. It is intended to look and function very much like a “real” book. There is no electronic index, and there is no electronic text to search. However, numerous electronic bookmarks have been added which make it easy to move through the book. Image numbers will match the page numbers for all of the main text, as well as the index. Any unnumbered portraits and illustrations are at the back of the actual file, to keep page numbering consistent.