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 Diary of Jemima Condict,1772-1779 
New Jersey Historical Society

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Jemima Condict (1754-1779) was a young woman who lived near Morristown. The Condict family can be traced as far back as the late 1600s in Newark, on Jemima’s father’s and her mother’s side. Jemima began her diary the year she turned eighteen and wrote in it until her death at the age of twenty-five, after bearing a child, Ira. She wrote about her life, her family and local townspeople and events, recording and commenting upon everyday life — chores, pleasures, deaths, diseases, the minister’s sermons—and the Revolutionary War.  These excerpts from her diary were written in 1775.

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