Sunday, January 24, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

24-1 Clear in morning. Snow commenced at noon and snowed rest of day. 4 or 5 inches deep at 8 or 9 P.M. Frances and self at our own church in the morning and at Episcopal in Evening. I was at our own church in the afternoon and heard the Rev. M. Cook on the progress of popery in the U.States. He read much and tired the people more. Many left the church before he finished which did not disturb him in the least. Rev. Mr. Morgan preached at our church in the morning and Rev. Mr. Ridgeby at the Episcopal in Evening and morning.

Monday, January 25, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

25-2 Clear, Cold, Snow from 8-12 inches deep this morning. Sleighs going merrily. Mr. Wimble familiarly called. "Pap Trimble" late and since the adoption of our St. Constitution and before either Dept of Com’th of some other office about the Hill died at 6 P.M. at Dr. Reilys where he has long lived. W. is confidently that the barbarous and uncalled for act—of [turning] him from a station that he is identified with shortened his life (See daily paper) I took glass of ale at 9 P.M. with Shunk at Nagles Hotel. Mr. Wimble has enjoyed almost uninterrupted Health.

Tuesday, January 26, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Januray 26, 1836 Tuesday

26-3 Clear. Moderate. Fine Sleighing. Rec’d letter from Jas. Mehaffey "Marietta Jan. 25/35" in answer to mine of the 21st instl. And pd. pos. 6- Also rec’d letter from Sister Juliann Rawn "Phila Jan/36" and pd. pos 12 ½. I was at the Episcopal Church this evening and heard the Rev. Mr. W. Coskrey preach very fine Sermon. Rev. M. Ridgley read prayers and after which I went to a very Large Party with S. Mary Scott, at Mrs. Henry Buchlers my wife being there already not having gone to church. Col. [Orr] was there with his "Bride" went home at 11 P.M. my wife and other ladies sung and played Piano.

Wednesday, January 27, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

27-4 Clear. Cold. First rate Sleighing. I wa at the funeral of Jas. Trimble Esqr (v. 25 inst.) And walked with M. Grimshaw Esqr. Wrote to Jas. Mehaffey in answer to his letter of yesterday. Wrote to Martin Stambaugh "Sheriff of Perry Co." on same business that I wrote to Wm. Sackey upon in mistake on 16 [ultims] and sent letter to by Thomas Milligan of Liverpool Perry Co. Frances and self were at Lecture this Evening at our session room.

Thursday, January 28, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

28-5 Clear and Cold. Fine Sleighing. Miss Nancy McCulloh of Chambersburg came to our House in the stage at 4 A.M. I handed Frances for her own use $2. Was with Frances at a large Party at Mrs. Jacob M. Haldemans and home at 10 ½ P.M. M.K. Findlay Esqr. my fellow student in my office last eve. and Shunk and we went to Bruhlens Hotel and drunk some ale.

Friday, January 29, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

29-6 Clear. More moderate. Fine Sleighing. River closed again at this place night before last. Wrote to Thos. Chambers Esqr. in answer to his of 27 inst. I wrote letter to Mother Eliz’th Rawn and directed it to D.W. Rawn in answer to Julianns of 26th inst. and enclosed therein one from France to Julianne and note from self to Chas. A. Cheyney for a "Lamp Shade" and sent package and said letter by "Liberty [Fose]" Son of Sheriff Fose who started to the City at 1 P.M. with Jos. Wilson for the Penetentiary at 2 ½ P.M. Left our door (after paying N. Henries 12 ½ cts) in 2 Horse Sleigh of N. Henries with my wife and child and Messers McCulloh and M. Peacock for "Dauphin" Stees 9 Miles. 2 other Sleighs containing Misses J. Todd, M. Briggs, A.E. Carson, H. Grimshaw, M. Leach, M.S. Clendenin and Mr. Briggs, Reed and Oliphant. Rep. [oster] and horse feed at Steer 18 ¾ cts. Toll going and coming 15 cts and home at 6 P.M.

Saturday, January 30, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Jan. 30, 1836 Saturday

30-7 Clear and moderate. I dined at F. R. Shunks Esqr by invitation in company with Ex. Governor Wolf, canal commissioners James Clarke, M. Mitchell, and Gen’l M. Coy Esqrs and M. K. Findlay Esqr. Went from dinner to court at 3 P.M. I tried for [peff] cause of Gen’l M. Forster v. Samuel Higgins No. 29 of Nov. 1834, and got through with same at 9 P.M. without going out to tea or court adjourning and then went to a Senate Party at Jas. Leslie’s where I was introduced to a Mr. Newbold of Phila and Marts of New York, went home from S. Party at 10 ½ P.M.with Misses Nancy McCulloh and M.S. Clendenine. Paid for [cigars] today at Buehlers Hotel 5 cts.

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