1853 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF ONE RHODE ISLAND MAN'S TRIP TO CINCINNATI AND HIS IMPRESSIONS AND EXTENSIVE OBSERVATIONS OF THE CITY

By: MR. AND MRS. COE

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On offer is a super, original manuscript travel diary handwritten by one of Mr. and Mrs. Coe as stated in the title/inscription though we bvelieve Mr. Coe did the writing. The Coe's in 1853 of a trip and visit to Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Coe did an excellent job detailing the trip and the extended stay in the Ohio city on 11 and a half well filled folio pages. Here are some snippets: 'Left Newport October 13th at 8 o'clock in the Steamer Perry for Providence, thence to Pawtucket in the cars, dined and left for New York by the Stonington Route, arrived at 5 on the morning of the 14th walked out to Clinton Avenue stopped with our friends for about ten days… passed over the ferry at New York and entered the cars at New Jersey raining very hard for two hours then followed a heavy snow storm which lasted until we reached Elmira, a distance of 273 miles which we reached at elven o'clock…started again at 4 in the morning for Niagara… after dinner visited the falls, crossed the bridge to goat Island took a view from the different points there and returned to the house…started for Buffalo arrived at 10 waited about 2 hours for the cars and left for Cleveland where we arrived at about 8 in the evening… Noticed many interesting objects on the road among which was the various log houses that were scattered along the way some quite neat and comfortable others less so but we observed a great many neat and handsome houses even in the thinly settled parts of the country… Arrived at Cincinnati Thursday evening 27th and reached home at about 8 o'clock raining hard but thankful that we have been preserved from every danger and through the goodness of God arrived in safety and good health… Went by invitation to hear the Rev Mr Butler in the morning… Received a number of friendly calls were all invited and went to take tea and pass the evening with Mr and Mrs Hazard… In the afternoon attended the funeral of a Mr Smith a stranger who died suddenly and was buried from the house of Mr Goodman… Went in the morning to hear Mr Hansell preached on the subject of the duties of American Citizens to the foreign population…took up a collection at the close for the benefit of the colored orphan asylum… Was introduced to many ladies among them Mrs Temple widow of one of our former missionary's in the evening quite a large number of gentlemen came in, all together forming an large and social party… Sunday attended the Vine Street Church which was opened after being repaired heard Rev Boynton read Solomon's Prayer at the dedication of the Temple… Overlooking a vast extent of country with a prospect of the Ohio River before us, returning passed a building where was a large quantity of bricks being baked, here they are made and used in great abundance… Went to Mr Boal's church heard from him a very solemn address on the commencement of the New Year, he endeavored to show by the prophecies and the signs of the times that the Millennial day was beginning to dawn upon the world and that what was most needed in helping it forward was a higher standard of Christian conduct… Went to attend prayer meeting of females conducted by Mrs Finney which was very interesting and in the evening went to the Tabernacle to hear Mr Finney subject the sinner selling his birthright… Tuesday made a journey to Dayton a distance of 60 miles left Cincinnati at 8 in the morning in the cars rode through a very pleasant section of country stopped at 15 different places and arrived at the Philips House at 11…it has the Miami river on one side and the canal on the other, the streets are very wide and clean crossing each other at right angles, we noticed some handsome buildings particularly the courthouse which constructed of stone with the front resting on 6 large pillars… Spent part to the day writing and in the evening went to hear Mr Finney preach in the same church where he is laboring for two weeks subject test of character founded on the vision of Ezekiel… Sunday went in the morning to hear Mr Finney preached from the passage…the sermon was very impressive, there were 11 received into the church, 5 by letter and 6 by profession of faith 7 miles and 4 females…' There is age toning and some chipping, the covers are near useless but Overall G-.

Title: 1853 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF ONE RHODE ISLAND MAN'S TRIP TO CINCINNATI AND HIS IMPRESSIONS AND EXTENSIVE OBSERVATIONS OF THE CITY

Author Name: MR. AND MRS. COE

Categories: 19th Century Diary, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND TO CINCINNATI OHIO OH, 1853

Book Condition: Good-

Type: Manuscript

Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Seller ID: 0002566

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