Sunday, December 1, 1833 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

December 1, 1833

1-1 [Dec. 1 Sun] Cloudy & clear I was at Episcopal Church morning & Evening Frances there in evening. Took walk in evening and stopt at Capitol & saw Thos. Wallace and several members

Monday, December 2, 1833 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

2-2 [Dec. 2 Mon] Cloudy Mrs King & Mr Hain – clients – in my office this morning Rec’d letter from Mrs. Rebecca Gemmel "Blairsville Nov. 28, 1833" and pd Pos. 18 ¾ cts. Drew on my own check from Harrisburg Bank $69. Rec’d from Jno. Hovis for collecting $79.60 due him from Jno. Flecks estate Fee $10.60 & pd Jno. Hovis the balance $69. vide his receipts to [undecyph] Wrote to W B Hieskill Esqr Phila about Bridget Leerys money Mr Jas. Findlay & Shoch at our house this evening – I pd at oyster cellar 12 ½ cts

Tuesday, December 3, 1833 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

3-3 [Dec. 3 Tue] Rain Mr Patterson of Washington, Candidate for Speaker [undecyph] me very sociably this morning House of Rep. met at 3 P.M. to elect a Speaker on the 4th or 5th Ballot James Findley Esqr of Westmoreland elected Speaker much to my gratification. Wrote to Shunk present – upon subject of appointing Joseph transcribing clerk I wrote

Dec. 3 1833 Tuesday

3-3 [Dec. 3 Tue] Cont’d to Jno. K. Findlay at Lancaster informing him of Jas. Findlays election to speakers chair & for declaration in 7 P&R [?] - &90 – (390)

Wednesday, December 4, 1833 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

4-4 [Dec. 4 Wed] Cloudy, Wet, Muddy Rec’d the agreeable intelligence this morning that Col. Walter S. Franklin of this place was yesterday elected Clk of the House of Rep at Washington City over Matthew St. Clair, Clerk, by 117 to 110 votes – Wrote to Mrs. R. Gemmel Blairsville, Ind. Co. in answer to hers of Nov 28 last, Deposited in Harrisburg Bank $75.00 vide Bank Book Wrote to Robert Ramsey Esqr atty at Lake Erie County Pa for copy of record in case 7 P&R. 273 – and pd pos. 18 ¾ cts was at Capitol today & heard the Governors Message read in the house of Rep. by Natty Hobart Shunk nursing a cold – called on Lieut. Rhoads & Mr Biddle from Carlisle in the afternoon at Wilsons & took drink with them – A O Hiester & Major Bailey was at Mr Musgraves after tea with Mary & Frances where were Misses Betty and Ann Fisher and from where I took them to Peacocks and then went to my office & left to take them home at 9 o clock

Thursday, December 5, 1833 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

5-5 [Dec. 5 Thur] Cloudy, was at Capitol this morning till after 12 – Henry Buehler elected cl[er]k of the Senate receiving every vote given viz 31 – I was introduced by Esqr Van Ammige to Mr. Shaw of Phila & Mr. Heston of the County – spent afternoon & evening til 9 at office Wrote to Edts. of Sat’dy Courier for paper for Bryson, was in office till 9 P.M. and found Shock Esqr at our house

Friday, December 6, 1833 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

6-6 [Dec. 6 Fri] Clear & pleaseant Jacob Seiler late Shff apponted transcribing clk by F.R. Shunk in Adam Orth’s place. Rec’d letter from T.W.L. Freeman "Phila Dec. 3 1833" & W B Hieskill Esqr "Phila Dec. 4, 1844" & Wrote to the latter gentleman in reply with a draft from cashier of "Harrisburg Bank" to cashier of U. State Bank payable to Hieskill order for balance of Bridget Leery Money ($70) in my hand after deduction of my Fee $10.34 - $80.34 being the amount rec’d from Mr Ayres by me. Drew check on Harrisburg Bank in favour of debt for $70.00

December 6, ’33 – Friday

6-6 [Dec. 6 Fri] cont’d. Paid collector (Thos. Poole) for "The Pennsylvanian" for 6 months subscription in full vide receipt to Dec. 5 1833 $2.00 Rec’d from Jno. Zimmerman, In Keeper of Cumberland County Fee $5 to attend arbitration for him tomorrow at haldemans town of New Cumberland in said County

Saturday, December 7, 1833 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

7-7 [Dec. 7 Sat] Cloudy I rose very early this morning and bought at market load of hickory wood for Frances’ & My chamber $2.50 also 1 Barrel of Charcoal 21 cts. Paid Jacob (My Valet) 12 ½ cts_ Toll at Harrisburg Bridge crossing on Foot 3 cts & at 9 0 clock started to attend arbitration at New Cumberland of Haldemans town for Jno. Zimmerman, which I did riding Z’s horse down & up from and to the other end of the Bridge. Dined at Rebecca Lewis’, InKeeper where the arbitration was held, Zimmerman paying my expenses & Ret’d to town at 5 P.M. – the arbitrators were Wm. Gorgas, Rob’t R. Church and Alexander Officer – when I am informed that Gen’l Saml. McKean, Secretary of the Com[monweal]th was elected United State Senator today on the 3rd Ballot. I was at Peacocks at 9 where was Frances & her Mother

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