Will Johnson's Journal of 1800-1813
Archives | NJHS 1922 | 42pp | PDF 419K | $3.00 | YM
William Johnson (1779-1826) spent his early days in Newton, New Jersey. He had a special talent for business, and became a successful merchant in New York City. In 1800 he began to keep this diary, which he continued until 1813. The references in it to persons in Sussex County and other locales in and around New York are numerous. Of special interest is the detailed account of his journey to New Orleans via Pittsburgh in 1800.