Sunday, December 13, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

13~1 [Sunday, December 13, 1835]

Clear, [?]. Town over flowing with people & delegates to 2nd Conventions, office holders & others– Frances & Self [?] the morning at De Witts church and was full, generally 5 in a pew & very full in Evening. Then Rev. Dodd preached [?] – De Witt not in town the two conventions to assemble tomorrow are "Whig" & anti Masonic to nominate an opposition candidate to Van. Buren for the Presidency. Its "No Go" Martin will Beat any thing they can bring into the fight[?]– I do hope so–

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13-1 Clear, Thawing, Town over flowing with people—delegates to 2 conventions—office [staff] and others – and self at our own church in morning and in evening by self. In the morning it was crowded and full. 4 generally 5 per pew. Very full in evening. The Rev. M. Judd(?) preached. Dewitt not in town. The two conventions to assemble tomorrow are "whig" –Masonic to nominate an opposition candidate to Van Buren for the Presidency. It’s "no go" Martin will but any thing they can bring the files "all hollow" and do [repeal].

Monday, December 14, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Decr. 14 ~ 1835 Monday

14~2 [Monday, December 14, 1835]

Clear & moderate– Antes Snyder Son of Governor Snyder dined with us yesterday. Wrote letter to Frs. R. Shunk Esqr [?] on Subject of he & myself entering into a Law Partnership & my holding forth in Same office with him or my purchasing [?]– Paid for a pair of shoes at Bellman & Jones for Frances $1.75. Paid Casper Rhawn $150 in full of money recd. from Henry Stoddard Esqr. Dayton Ohio on the 8th of last month after retaining & [?] out of $207.44 then recd. by me, my expenses & Fee $57.44. Wrote Sd. Casper Rhawn receipt in my Receipt Book & Wm. Catrell & Mr. Williams Volunteers & others are coming to town in [?] to witness the Inauguration of Jos. Ritner tomorrow–

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December 14, 1835 Monday

14-2 Clear and moderate. [Antes] Snyder, son of Governor Snyder dined with us yesterday. Wrote letter to [V.]R. Strunk, Esqr. (Persons)on subject of myself entering into a Law Partnership and my holding forth in same office with him, or my purchasing home—paid for a pair of green shoes at Bellman and Jones for Frances of $1.75. Paid Caspar Rhawn $150 in full of [his deserved] money rec’d from Avery Stoddard Esqr. Dayton Ohio on the 8th of last month after retaining and running out of $207.44 there rec’d by me any exchange and Fee $57.44 sent Caspar Rhawn receipt in my receipt book and Wm. Cahete and Mr. Williamson, volunteers and others are coming to town in Swarms to witness the inauguration of Jos. Ritner tomorrow

Tuesday, December 15, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

15~3 [Tuesday, December 15, 1835]

Clear & very Cold. At 9 ½ or 10 A.M. I went to the Capitol with Frances & Miss H. Grimshaw on each arm in Company with Mrs. Judge Gibson. Mrs. Costin, Mrs. Brisban & others. At 12 noon when the Governor & Gov. Elect & Procession came to the Capitol from that one during the [?] great doings witnessing & were assured at the door by persons attending to agreement of the rules– The military wore the principal cause in their movements to preserve it. of all the disorder that was made & satisfied me that the occasions did not require a military force, and that the doors [?] to be thrown open to all of immediate connection with the ceremony were Seated– The oath with was by "Unified Hand" was [?] by J. S. Cunningham Spkr. of the Senate in audible & firm vote– after which Gov. Ritner deld. (very badly) a very good Inaugural address– He had a cold and pronounced very dutifully – Mr. & Mrs. Costin & Jno. Wister Jr. the [?] of Phila. Co. were at my house after tea—

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15-3 Clear, very cold. At 9 ½ or 10A.M. I went to the Capitol with Frances and H. Grimshaw on each arm in company with Mr. Judge Gibson, Mrs. Costin, Mrs. Bribben and others. At 12 noon when the Governor and Gov. elect and procession came to the Capitol and from that on during the ceremony great disorder [fighting] and were occasioned at the door by hiring [attendants to avoid the risk]—The military were the principal cause, in their movement to preserve it, of all the disorder that was made satisfied me [that] the occasion did not require a military force, and that the doors [often] to be thrown open to all after the ladies and girls went, and members and few others of immediate correction until the ceremony were seated – The oaths which were by the "Uplifted Hand" was administered by T.S. Cunningham Sr. of the Senate in an audible and firm voice after which Gov. Ritner delivered (very badly) a very good inaugural address – He had a cold and pronounded very dignified – Mr. and Mrs. Costin, Geo. Martin, Jr. the [cutter] of Phila. Co. were at our house after tea.

Wednesday, December 16, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

16~4 [Wednesday, December 16, 1835]

Clear, Windy, very Cold. Carlisle Volunteers & others 4 or 5 Companies left town this morning. There are two Conventions Whig & anti Masonic Setting here now upon the Subject of the next presidency– both Strongly opposed to Van Buren the latter much crowded – Recd. letter with enclosures Commission & Interrogations from Court of Chancery Washington Co. Md. from R. J. B[?] "Hagerstown Dec 15 1835" [?] [?] Comter. to take the dep. of A O Hiester was at Buehlers Read. Room—

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16-4 Clear, windy, very cold. Carlisle volunteers and others – 4 or 5 companies left town this morning, there are two conventions, Whig and Anti-Masonic setting here now upon the subject of the next Presidency – both strongly opposed to Van Buren and the latter much crowded rec’d letter with enclosures, Commission and interrogations from the court of [Chaucery] Washington Co. MD. R.J. Barmtz "Hagerstown Dec 15, 1835" making me come to take the dep. of [offices]

Was at Bruhling Road. Room.

Thursday, December 17, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

December 17th 1835 Thursday

17~5 [Thursday, December 17, 1835]

Clear, Cloudy, very Cold. The River closed up entirely today at this place. The anti Masonic Convention this day nominated Wm. H. Harrison & Frances Granger as their candidates for the Presidency & Vice-Presidency. I pd. Briggs (Barber) for Cutting my Hair 12 ½. I took 3 or 4 glasses of wine at Shunks at 2 ½ p.m. with the [?] of Comth Jas. Findlay Esqr. was at a large party with my wife at Wm. Grimshaws Esqr where was Atty. Genrl. Tod & Secr. Burrows of this Comth, Miss Ritner a daughter of Gov. Ritner & many minor personages. Went home at 10 ½ p.m.

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December 17th 1835 Thursday

17-5 Clear, Cloudy, very Cold. The River closed up entirely to day at this place. The Anti Masonic Conventions this day nominated Wm. A. Harrison and Frances Grange as their Candidates for the Presidency and Vice Presidency. I pd. Briggs (Barber) for cutting my hair 12 ½.. I took 3 or 4 glasses of wine at Shunks at 2 ½ P.M. With the Exec. Of Com’th W. Findlay Esqr. was at a large party with my wife at Wm. Grimshaw Esqr [where was ? borrows of this com’th ] Miss Ritner a daughter of Gov. Ritner and Mary minor personages went home at 10 ½ P.M.

Friday, December 18, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

18~6 [Friday, December 18, 1835]

Cloudy, Cold, Snow. Recd. letter from Capt. Jno. H. Cheyney (my first cousin) dated Phila. Nov 28 & 30. 1835 by the hands of Capt. Jos. Robinson the first and Introductory letter & the other a Statement of the Sd. Robinson character[?] & wishes at this pleas & requesting for him my exertion to procure his appointment as "Head Master" in Phila. which I have promised him. Wrote to Lydia McClintock in answer to her letter recd. 2nd last ~ Paid to Alexander Ray Agt. & Collector for the Washington National Monument to be erected in Washington City to the Memory of Genl. Washington under the Superintendence of a Society of which Ex Prest. Madison is the Prest. Contributed $1. Subsd. petitions for H. Pepper to Gov. Ritner to appoint Sd. Henry Pepper requests Bid Recorder for Dauphin County–--

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18-6 Cloudy, cold, snow. Rec’d 2 letters from Capt. M. A. Cheyney (my first cousin) dated Phila Nov.28 and 30, 1835 by the hands of Capt. Jos. Robinson the first and introductory letter and the other a statement of the Sr. Capt Robinson, character, business, circumstances and witness at this plan and requesting for him. My exertion to procure his apportionment as "[carbon] Masters" in Phila….which I have promised him. Wrote to Sylvia M. Clintock in answer to her letter rec’d 2nd Oct. Paid to Alexander Ruy. A collection for the Washington National Monument to be erected in Washinton City to the memory of Gen. Washington under the Superior tendence of a society of which Ex. Pres. Madison is the Pres contribution $1. Subscr’d petition for H. Peffer to Gov. Ritner to appoint and Sent Henry Peffer [Register and Render] for Dauphin County.

Saturday, December 19, 1835 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

19~7 [Saturday, December 19, 1835]

Cloudy, Rain & Sleet. Capt. Jos. Robinson called at my office this morning. I went with him to the office of Wm. Grimshaw Esqr. where we met and were introduced by G to a Mr. Waters of Phila. with which two Gentlemen & Grimshaw went to call on Gov. Ritner he being in with the Gov. Elect & they being applicants for office ~ I was opposed to Ritner & in favor of Wolf. Was at my office after Supper short time.

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19-7 Cloudy, Rain and Sleet. Capt Jos Robinson called at my office this morning. I went with him to the office of Wm. Grimshaw Esqr. where we met and were introduced by G. to a Wm. Waters of Phila with which two Gentlman Grimshaw went to call in Gov. Ritner he being in with the Gov. elect and they being applicants for office. I was opposed to Ritner and in favor of Wolf. Was at my office after supper. short time

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