Journal of John Reading
NJHS Collections | NJHS 1915 | 22pp | PDF 313K | $2.50 | JR
John Reading, a prominent New Jersey surveyor in the early 1700s, kept a Journal of his expeditions into the northwestern wildernesses of New Jersey - at that time very sparsely settled and noy yet purchased from the Indians. The first diary entries are from 1715 and describe a trek from Whippany to the head of the Musconetcong River. The entries for 1719 describe the official delegation which fixed, for a time, the border between New Jersey and New York.