Manuscript Group 382, Jonas Smith (1773-1848), Militiaman Diary, 1794
Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
Manuscript Group 382, Jonas Smith (1773-1848), Militiaman
Diary, 1794, 0.05 linear feet / 1 volume
Call Number: MG 382
Concerns Smith’s participation in the expedition to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion, serving from September 10 to December 31, 1794 as a private in Captain William Steele’s Troop of Light Dragoons, 1st Cavalry Regiment from Essex County.
Gift of Edgar Williams.
Jonas Smith (1773-1846), a resident of Orange, New Jersey, served during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 as a private in Captain William Steele’s Troop of Light Dragoons, 1st Calvary Regiment from Essex County. He married Elizabeth Tucker in 1809.
This volume was the gift of Edgar Williams, date unknown.
This volume is a diary kept by Jonas Smith on the “Pennsylvania Expedition” to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion dating from September 11 to December 31, 1894. His daily entries include the number of miles covered by the troop and the towns in which they stopped for the night.
Manuscript Group 13, Mahlon Dickerson (1770-1853) Papers: Contains his diary during the Whiskey Rebellion
Manuscript Group 129, William Leddel (1747-1827) Papers: Letters, general orders, receipts, muster rolls, and returns used by Major William Leddel mostly during the Whiskey Rebellion.
Processed by Luis Delfino, April 2001 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.