Sunday, November 29, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

29~1 [Sunday, November 29, 1835]

Clear & very Cold. I put on my [?] flannel drawers having had Brown Holland ones on to this day. I was at De Witts church morning & Evening. Frances there with me in the morning. The Gov. elect Jos. Ritner was there in morning & some 30 other Strangers Members of Ly[?]. Frances went to [?] meeting in afternoon. I finished reading "Clinton Bradshaw"

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29-1 Clear and very cold. I put on my [cotton flannel] drawers having had brown Holleured(?) ones on to this day. I was at DeWitts Church morning, evening. Frances there with me in the morning The Gov. elect Jos. Ritner was there in the morning and there were 30 other [church] members of Ly. And Frances went to prayer meeting in afternoon. I finished reading "Clinton Bradshaw."

Monday, November 30, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

November 30 1835 Monday

30~2 [Monday, November 30, 1835]

Clear & very Cold. much ice in the river – took 3 or 4 mile walk between 4 & 5 o’clock in [?] ~ [?] [?] at Suit of Saml. Henry against Robert Stockton & had him arrested – was with Frances at a Small party at W. Grimshaws Esqr & went home at 9 ½ p.m. Jos. Bowen was in my office this Evening on his way to City

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November 30, 1835 Monday

30-2 Day of month 30—Clear and very cold. Much ice in the river. Took 3 or 4 mile walk between 4 and 5. S. Clarke. office unit at [Seat of Laurel.] Henry against Robert Stockton had him arrested. Was with Frances at a Small party at M. Grimshaws. Esqr.and went home at 9:1/2P.M. Jos. Bowers was in my office this evening on his way to city.

Tuesday, December 1, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

December ~ 1 ~ 3 [Tuesday, December 1, 1835]

Clear, more Moderate, beautiful. Penna. Leg. meets today– I retd. to F. Wyeth’s Cir. Lib. "Clinton Bradshaw" & pd. him for use fo same 2 volumes 1 week 12 ½cts. ~ We have orphans Court today. I took long walk in afternoon from 4 o 5 p.m.– went with Frances after tea to L. D. Palleman’s Esqr. left her went to Peacocks a short time & then came to my office – I bought of a Mr. Jno. Koser of [?] Cumbd. Co. a hind quarter of beef weight 112 lbs. for $5.00. Recd. by the hands of Wm. Mendenhall Esqr. of the H. of Rep. a letter from Yearsley Edwardson "Thornburry Del. Co. Nov 26. 1835 informing me that he intends Selling my colt on the 12 last. I went to S. D. Patterson Esqr at 9 ½ p.m. where there was a party for Frances & Mary.

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Tuesday, December 1

1-3 Clear, more moderate. Beautiful. Penna. Leg. meets today. I referred to F. Wyeth’s Circ. Lib. "Clinton Bradshaw" Offered him for use of same 2 volumes 1 week 12 ½ cts. We have orphans court today. I took long walk in the afternoon from 4 to 5 P.M. Went with Frances after ten to L.D. Pallerans Esqr. Left her, went to Peacocks a short time and then came 6—to my office. I bought of a Mr. Mr.Koser of Mine [butchering] Cumberland County a hind quarter of beef 112 lbs for $5.00 Rec’d by the hands of Mm. Mendenhalls of the H of Rep.a letter from Yearsley Eavenson "Thornberry Del..Co Nov26 1835" informing me that he intends selling my colt on the 12 inst. I went to S. D. Patterson, Esqr at 9 1/2P.M. where there was a party for Frances Mary.

Wednesday, December 2, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

2~4 [Wednesday, December 2, 1835]

Clear, Cold. Paid Mother Clendenin on acct of Frances & My Boarding $15 ~ Handed Frances for her own use $2. Paid Fisk for 1 pint of Brandy 25cts – Recd. letter from Jas. Pollock Esqr "Milton Pa. Nov 30/35" acknowledging the receipt of mine (with a promissory note & accounts enclosed) of the 25th of last month & Paid Pos 10cts. Also Recd. letter from Mrs. Lydia McClintock "Phila. Nov 29/35" & I got "Horse Shoe Robinson" a tale of the Tory ascendancy by the Author of "Swallow Barn" from McGowan’s Cir. Library. [?] Baker Esqr from Phila. spent an hour at our house this Evening. I spent the Evening after Supper at Home, was in Court nearly all day– Served a [?] [?] Shunks [?] to deliver in 4 weeks in 241 of Aprl. L. 1835 (Alricks & Parker vs. Newbaker)

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2-4 Clear, Cold. Paid Mother Clendenin on acct. Of Frances and my boarding $15. Handed Frances for her own use of $2. Paid Firk for 1 pint of Brandy 25 cts –Rec’d letter from Jas. Pollock, Esqr "Milton Pa. –30/35 acknowledging he received it of mine (with a promissory note afterwards enclosed) of the 25th of last month and paid 10 cts. Also rec’d letter from Mrs. Lydia McClintock "Phila.—29/35" I got "Horse Shoe Robinson" "a tale often tiny ascendancy" by the author of "Swallow Barn" from M. Gowans Cir. Library. G. Baker, Esqr. Donation from Phila. Spent an hour at our house this evening. I spent the evening after supper at home, was in court nearly all day. Served a [warrant] on Herman Kruk, atty. to declare in 4 weeks in 241 of April 7, 1835 [Albert and Parke in Newlaken.(?).]

Thursday, December 3, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Decr. 3rd 1835 Thursday

3~5 [Thursday, December 3, 1835]

Clear, Cold. Canal Frozen up last night of night before & much in the river. I was at the Capitol this morning where they were electing their officers in both houses. Shock of this town was elected Clk. of the H of Rep. a position that F. R. Shunk Esqr has filled for 15 or 17 years all the officers were changed in the House and some in the Senate. Misses H Grimshaw & M. Peacock took tea with us. I took in my office between 6 & 9 p.m. present Charles Hiester the Deposition of A O Hiester on a commission recd. by me from Maryland on the 15th of Oct last [?] having this day been first affirmed before Jno. Darres has executed Sd. commission justly–

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Dec. 3rd 1835—Thursday

3-5 Clear, Cold, Canal froze up last night or night before. Thick ice in the river. I was at the capitol this morning where they were electing their officers in both houses. Shucks(?) of the town was elected clk.[clerk] of the H or Rep. a station that F. Rohunk Esqr. has filled for 15 or 17 years all the offices he changed in the House [and also] in the estate. Misses H. Grimshaw and M. Peacock took tea with us. I took in my office between 6 and 9P.M.. Present Charles Herslen (?) The deposition of A.O. Hirster on a commission rec’d by me from Maryland on the 15th of Oct. last after having this day been first affirmed before M. Darres, Esqr. To execute s’d commission [printing].

Friday, December 4, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

4~6 [Friday, December 4, 1835]

Cloudy, Some Sleet – Rain, Cold. Recd. letter of Geo. Stroop Proth. of Perry Co. in answer to mine of the 23rd of last Mo. Saying he had complied with my directions then given & pd. pos 6cts– Enclosed to Otho. H. Williams Esqr Clk of Washington Co. Court at Hagerstown Md. Commission & Documents Recd. from them on the 15 October last together with the testimony of A O Hiester taken by me last Evening – bought for house 2 pair of Towels this Evening [?] at 25cts per pair. Paid for 1 qt of Lamp Oil for office a Smalls & Co. 31 1/4 ~ F. R. Shunk Esqr at my office this Evening between 8 & 9 p.m. ~ had Small "Fly Around" in Court today with Lewis Wyeth Esqr. Was a my office till 9 p.m.

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4-6 Cloudy Some sleet, Rain, Cold. Received letter of Geo. Shoop, Esqr. Of perry Co. in answer to mine of the 23rd of last month, saying he had complied with my directions then given and pd.pos. 6 cts. Enclosed to Otto H. Williams, Esqr. blk of Northampton Co. Court at Hagenstown MO. Commission documents rec’d from them on the 15th October last. Together with the testimony of O. Hester (?) Taken by me last evening. bought for house 2 pair of Fowls (?) This evening alive at 25 cts per pair. Paid for 1 Qt. of Lamp oil for office at Smalls Co. 31 1/4. To R. Shunk, Esqr. at my office this evening between 8 and 9P.M.. Had small "Fly Around" in Court today with Lewis Wyeth, Esqr. was at my office till 9P.M.

Saturday, December 5, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

5~7 [Saturday, December 5, 1835]

Clear, Cloudy & windy. I was in Court this morning. Wrote to Thos. Evans advisr. of Isaac Lawrence decd. Phila. in relation to the contents of the letter of Geo. Stroop Esqr Recd. yesterday. Wrote to M. Byrne in answer to his letter recd. 21st of last month. Recd. letter from Alden Barker "Carlisle Dec 5, 1835" & wrote to him in reply– I this day in my office Rented to Jno. Geo. James Jno. Wister’s house which the Sd. James now occupies for one year from the 1 April 1836 upon the Same terms in all respects as he now occupies it (wrote old agreement in the hands of S Shock Esqr.

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5-7 Clear, Cloudy, windy. I was in court this morning. Wrote to Tho. Evans adjr. Isaac Lawrence du(?) Phila in relation to the contents of the letter rec’d 21st of last month. Rec’d letter from Adam Barker "----- Dec. 5, 1835" Wrote to him in reply—I this day in my office Printed to ---- Misters house with the ----Faust now occupies for one year from the 1 April 1836 upon the same terms in all respects as he now occupies it (vide[?] old agreement in the hands of Shock, Esqr.)

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