Sunday, December 6, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

6~1 [Sunday, December 6, 1835]

Clear & very Cold. Frances her Mother Jos. & Self at De Witts church this morning. I went to the Episcopal church in the Evening with Mary & her Mother to hear the Rev. Mr. Hare.

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6-1 Clear very cold. Frances her mother Jos. and self at Dewitts Church this morning. I went to the Episcopal Church in the Evening with Mary and her Mother to her the Rev. Matsare(?)

Monday, December 7, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

December 7 ~ 1835 Monday

7~2 [Monday, December 7, 1835]

Clear, Cloudy & very cold. Recd. letter from D. W. Rawn "Phila. Dec 4 1835" in answer to mine of the 27th of last month. Jas. Jefferis Son of Cheney Jefferis Decd. of Chester County and formerly Teacher in the neighborhood where I taught & C. Manly & N. Cheyney called at my office this morning. I have not seen him for 7 or 8 years. I went to the Capitol & to the office of the Sec. of the Comth. with him which places he has never before been at – Heintzerman Esqr a Young atty of Phila. at our house today with Miss J. Grimshaw & Genl. Cameron took tea with us. Thos. McCulloh Esqr at our house & went to a party with Frances & Self, Mary & Jos. at W. Grimshaw Esqr where we met the New Atty Genl. J. Todd of Fayette Co. & Lady. Darragh Esqr of the Senate, Watts of the H of Rep & Sd. Heintzerman & others—

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December 7, 1835, Monday

7-2 Clear Cloudy very cold. Rec’d letter from D.W. Rawn "Phila. Dec.4, 1835") my answer to mine of the 27 of last month. W.Jefferson’s son of Cheyney Efferis (?) Du. of Chester Co. formerly teacher in the neighborhood where I taught and C. Manly(?) of Cheyney and called at my office this morning. I have not seen him for 7 or 8 years. I went to the capitol to the office of the Sec’y of the Com’th with him which places he has never before been at. Heintztermarr(?), Esqr at young atty of Phila. At one house today with Miss. J. Grimshaw. Gent. Cameron took tea with us. Th. M. Culloh, Esqr. on house went to a party with Frances, Mary, and Josp. at M. Grimashaw Esqr. where we met the new Atty. Genl. I Todd of Fayette Co. Lady Darragher(?) of the Senate, Matts. of the H of Rep.

Tuesday, December 8, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

8~3 [Tuesday, December 8, 1835]

Clear, Cloudy, windy, Cold. Recd. letter from J. M. [Lescure] "Del Co Dec 5/35" & pd pos 12 ½ cts. pd for Sundries Yesterday at Williams 6 1/4 cts, pd. for Sundries at M. Hall 6 1/4cts. Handed Frances for her own use $2. Deposited in "The Harrisburg Bank" $40 v. Bank Book – Signed petition to the Governor elect– Jos. Ritner for Jacob Duck for Proths. office of this county – Wrote letter to Edward P Pearson Esqr Atty at Law of Lebanon Lebanon Co. enclosing the following note for collection & paid pos. 12 ½cts on sd. letter..

"I or my heirs assigned promise to pay or cause to be paid into Joseph Power his Heirs assigned the just silver of $10 good and lawful money of Penna. to be paid on or before the fifth day of April in the year 1826 for balance recd. on [?] my hand [?] this 30th day of Janr. 1831

Jno. Kruger_________ John Meese (seal)"

Mrs. J. Costin took tea with us, I was at my office till 9 p.m. McCulloh & Baker at our house.

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8-3 Clear, Cloudy, Windy, Cold, Rec’d letter from I.M. G. Irscure(?), Esqr. "Del. Co. Dec.5/35" and pd. pos. 12 ½ inches. Pd for sundries yesterday at Williams’ 6 ½ cts pd. for sundries at M.Hale 5 cts. Handed Frances for her own use of $2. Deposited in "The Harrisburg Bank" $40. V. Bank Book Signed petition to the Governor elect—Jos. Ritner for Jacob Duck for Prvst. Office of this county. Wrote letter to Edward P. Pearson, Esqr. atty at Law of Lebanon, Lebanon Co. enclosing the following note for collection and pd. pos. 12 ½ on 2nd letter and

"I or my heirs or attnys promise to help or cause to be" paid unto Joseph Power his heirs or attnys the just sum of $10. good and lawful money of Penn to be paid on or before the fifth day of April in the year 1826 for value rec’d arbitration this 30th day of Jan. 1831

Witness M. Pryer(?) John Meese, Seal

"Mrs. June Costin took tea with us. I was at my office till 9P.M. McCulloh Baker at our house.

Wednesday, December 9, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

9~4 [Wednesday, December 9, 1835]

Clear, Milder. Paid for a load about ½ cord of Hickory wood $2 1/4– Recd. letter from Jos. Bowen Esqr. "Phila. Dec. 5 1835" & Sd. Gentleman was in my office this morning & repaid me the pos. paid on Leisure letter Recd. yesterday 12 ½cts. on [?] [?] [?]. Recd. letter from S. Chew Esqr "Phila. Dec. 7/35" ~ Paid Saml. Smith (cold. man) for Sawing & putting away the wood I bought today 50cts. was at the Governors room & other places with Jos. Bowen Esqr to apply for an aldermanship [sic] for him. Bowen & Jas. Jefferis at my office this Evening.

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9-4 Clear, milder, Paid for a load about ½ cord of Hickory wood $2 ¼. Rec’d letter from Jos. Bowers Esqr. "Phila. Dec. 5 1835". Gentleman was in my office this morning he paid me the pos. paid on treasurer letter rec’d. Yesterday, 12 ½ cts. on his [B’s witnesses]. Rec’d letter from S. Chew, Esqr. "Phila. Dec. 7/35." Paid Darryl Smith (cold man) for sawing and putting away the wood. I bought today 80 cts. was at the Governor’s room other places with Jos. Bowers, Esqr. to apply for an Aldemanship (?) parking Bowers Jos. (?) at my office this Evening.

Thursday, December 10, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

December 10th 1835 Thursday

10~5 [Thursday, December 10, 1835]

Clear, Cold, Windy. Handed Frances 50cts. Paid for Sundries at Williams 6 1/4. I was at the Capitol this morning from 10 ½ to 12 (noon) walked 3 or 4 miles between 4 and 5 ½ p.m. was at my office till 9 p.m. reading "Horse Shoe Robinson"

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December 10th, 1835, Thursday

10-5 Clear, Cold, Windy. Handed Frances 50 cts. Paid for sundries at Williams 6 ¼. I was at the Capitol this morning from 10 ½ to 12 (noon) walked 3 or 4 miles between 4 and 5 ½ P.M. was at my office till 9P.M. Reading "Horse Shoe Robinson" by Reunion.

Friday, December 11, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

11~6 [Friday, December 11, 1835]

Clear, Cloudy, Cold. I was at [?] this morning after the 2nd vol. of "Horse Shoe Robinson" where I met Mrs. Mahany, pd. for Sundries at M. Hall 6 1/4. Messrs Reed & Davis of H of Rep at our house after dinner. former kissed our daughter Elizth. & says she is as large as his daughter of 15 Mos. old. ours is only 9 Mos. old. Paid for ½ peck of eating apples for my office 4cts. Miss Elizabeth Shunk niece of F. R. Shunk & daughter of Isaac of Phila. came to town last night & stopped at Shunks where I called to See her. Mrs. Grimshaw & Mrs. Wharton took tea with Frances & Self. Recd. note (v. file) from "Marriages" to an Maturation Ball to be given at Wilsons Hotel next Tuesday Evening. Was at my office till 9 ½ p.m. after which I went home from the houses of first Mrs. Wharton & then Mrs. Grimshaw.

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11-6 Clear, Cloudy, Cold. I was at R.W. this morning after the 2nd More "Shoe Robinson" where I met Mrs. M. Mahany. Pd. for Sundries at M. Cull 6 1/4. Myson Reed (?) and Dawn of H of Rep at our house after dinner. Sonnie (?) kissed our daughter Eiz’th. Says she is as large as his daughter of 15 months old. Our is only 9 (mos. old.) Paid for ½ peck of eating apples for my office 4 cts. Miss Eliz’th Shunk, niece of G. and R. Shunk and daughter of Isaac of Phila. Earn (?) to law. Dust nights. Sloth at Shunk where I called to see her. M. and M. Grimshaw and Monhurton(?) Took tea with Frances Giff (?). Rec’d note (file) from "Marriages" to Maryuration(?) Bull to be given at Wilson’s Catel(?) next Tuesday Evening. Was at my office till 8 ½ P.M. after which I went home from our house first with Mrs. Wharton, and then with Skip N. Elmhauer (?).

Saturday, December 12, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

12~7 [Saturday, December 12, 1835]

Snow 2 ½ or 3 inches deep on the Ground this morning – Rain & Sleet. Recd. letter from E. Pearson "Lebanon Dec. 11/35" answering mine of 9th last. pd. pos. 6cts & wrote to him in reply. also recd. letter from Wm. A. Atlee "Highspire Dau Co. Dec 11/35" Paid of oysters at M Hall 6 1/4cts. Rev. Costers & Lady & Mr. Peacock & Lady took tea with us this Evening. I finished reading the novel called "Horse Shoe Robinson" by K[?] a Lawyer of Baltimore and pd. at McGowans Circulating Library for its use 12 ½cts in full was at my office till 8 ½ p.m.

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12-7 Snow. 2 ½ or 3 inches deep on the ground this morning—Rain, Sleet. Rec’d letter from E. P. Pierson "Lebanon Dec. 11/35" answering of 9th unit paid 6 cts. Kind in reply. Also rec’d letter Mm. Atter(?) "Highspire Dau Co Dec. 11/35" Paid for oyster at M.Hall 6 1/4. R. Cotton Lady.

Mrs. Peacock Lady took tea with us this evening. I finished reading the novel called "Horse Shoe Robinson" by [Kennedy] a Lawyer of Baltimore and pd at McGowans circulating Library for its use 12 ½ cts in full. Was at my office till 9 ½ P.M..

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