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|Title:||John Force Diary|
|Abstract:||Consists of the diary of John Force dating from November 11, 1811 to February 6, 1812.|
|Collection Number:||MG 103|
John Force, the son of Isaac Force, was born in Caldwell, New Jersey, around the year 1760. He resided in Caldwell for most of his life, and died in Union Township, Union County, New Jersey in 1836.
This collection contains the diary of John Force, covering the dates November 11, 1811 to February 6, 1812. Entries were made by Force while on a trip from his home in Caldwell, New Jersey to the Ohio Valley, reaching the vicinity of Cincinnati, Ohio. Most entries indicate the towns he traveled through on a given day, and the mileage he covered. Occasionally, he recorded the weather conditions he experienced while making his journey. His last entry, dated February 6, 1812, reveals that Force was returning home on a very cold day, and had reached Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Force, John, fl. 1811-1812.|
|Voyages and travels.|
|Ohio River Valley.|
For secondary material on John Force's diary in print, see:
The New Jersey Historical Society. "A Walking and Riding Journey West in 1811-1812," The New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings, vol. 8 (1923), 19-21.
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 103, John Force Diary, The New Jersey Historical Society.
This collection is the gift of Mrs. Edwin S. King, 1922.
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