Sunday, December 11, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

11 ~ 1 Clear ~ Beautiful. Tho. G. McCulloh Esq at my house 1 hour about 8 ½ P.M. last evening & [?] in our pew at Church this morning – Frances, her mother Self at Church in Morning & for me self in Even[evening] M.L.C. & 3 of Peacock’s girls H. Goimishaw[?] with us in eveng[evening] Dr. Witt – in morning Rev. M. Blanchard in eveng[evening]

Monday, December 12, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

12 ~ 2 ~ Clear ~ Beautiful – Handed Frances for family purposes $2. Rec[received] letter from S.A. Godey[?] "Phila’[Philadelphia] Del 9/36" pd pos[paid postage] 12 ½ cts – Also from Mr. Chambers Esq "Cham of Del 9/36" went to Peacocks with Frances after tea where was Att. Col Stembaugh sc[?] I then went to the M. hall when I heard English of H. of Rep. Of Phila[philadelphia] deliver speech to " Working men & Mechanics" Then went to capital where House had a session at 9 P.M. about U.L.[?] Senator

Tuesday, December 13, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Dec 13 1836 Tuesday

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13 ~ 3 Snow & Rain & Soft ~ Po[Paid] for beef 20 cts – I signed my name as a Witness to a settlement between M.Ruh[?] Exr"[?] of kapp[?] 7 Ja Jack alty[?] in [?] for Boyer in right[?] of his wife Eve in one office. Po[paid] Caldwell’s (Black Man) [?] by the hands of Dinah Walters 25 cts in full 7 over for 18 ¾ due to kid[?] Caldwell for work done for me a few weeks service before his death which [?] have been po[paid] before but that it was to be in the way of a stove I was to let him buy or rent which he was to work out – but he took [?] & [?] – did not get the Stove – Tho. G. McCulloh Esq ill[?] L.G.E.C.P.[?] took tea with us – Rev M. De Witt an clergyman came in at 7 ½ P.M. Spent Evening. He talked of Slavery & Speculations on the [?] my opinion that Slavery ought to be abolished in the District of Columbia by [?] which opinion De Witt so[said] he was pleased to hear. I am decidedly in favor of discussing the question of the Abolition of Slavery & by Moral influence argument going it away if possible.

Wednesday, December 14, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

14 ~ 4 Cloudy ~ Some Snow ~ Soft ~ Paid at Market for ½ B[?] cornmeal 50 cts – for 12[?] applebutter 12 ½ cts – for 2[?] all Turkey, 50 cts – for Apples 12 ½ & to Mr Mitz for hauling a Stove for me 2 or 3 weeks since from Benshaws where Steph. Stewart had wrongfully sold it to Dinah Walters & from when Steph. Gut it 18 ¾. – I presented petition in the [?] Court for M Boyd Thos[thomas] R. Trimble & FR Shunk of A[?] Trimble Deo"[?] for an order to [?] sell cetain r[?] Estate. Drew Check on Hs[Harrisburg] Bank in favor of Self for [?] $10 – Bery[?] Robinson (new client) of Phila[Philadelphia] at my office from whom I Rec[received] Bond[?] vs W.H. Dole 7 notes G. vs H. Stehman for collection (yesterday) – Toby (Black Fellow) Dug up my Parsnips [?] & put dug over my celery for which I po[paid] him for about 2 ½ hours work 25 cts – po[paid] Dinah Walters on a/c of wages 50 cts. She has been with us [?] this eveng[evening] & [?] a[?] that she shall have 75 cts per week ½ costs at the end of the week 7 ½ to go toward paying the rent of a stove of mine She at $3 hr[?] Season on to the purchase of it at $8 as she may [?]. Frances Self were at our meeting – [?] Brown at my office.

Thursday, December 15, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Dec 15 1836 Thursday

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15 ~ 5 Clear ~ Cold – I appeared before Esq Mr. Kinney Kline at office of forme for Michael Brown in a landlord Tenant proceeding at 11 A.M. & again at 6 ¾ P.M. to 9 P.M. Took walk 3 or 4 miles about 4 P.M. Our daughter & myself Supper at Peacocks her mother Grandmother being at [?] Mr. Cox’s to ten – Rec[received] letter yesterday by the hands of Mrs.[?] Wilson for Mr. A. Altee Kenlflasman[?] Dau. Co. Dec 14.1836.

Friday, December 16, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

16 ~ 6 ~ Cloudy ~ Cold ~ Prospect of Snow ~ I sent Parsnips Celery of my raising this morn[morning] to Peacocks [?] po[paid] [?] 6 ¼ was at Mr. Kinneys office at 7 ½ P.M. with my client M. Brown to get transcript – of proceedings in case [?] yesterday which he had not ready.

Saturday, December 17, 1836 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

17 ~ 7 Cloudy ~ Clear ~ Beautiful after breakfast Snow Slush on the Ground 1 ½ or 2 inches that fell last night – this morning – Paid Hugh McDou[?] for beef 50 cts (Roast) – po[paid] [?] 18 ¾ Pd of M. Duck in B[?] vs Garrison No 66 Augt. 7. 1836 [?] Bill [?] - $15"71. Also of same in Bill a Harris [?] No 72 Augt. 7. 1836 [?] Bill of [?] $7"02 – Also of same in Hugh vs Harris Harris[?] No 73 Augt. 7. 1836. [?] Bill of [?] $8"01 also of same in Boyer vs [?] Harris No 79 Augt. 7. 1836 [?] Bill of [?] $6"21 was at my office till 8 P.M. Met with Mr. Brown this[?] Bail to M. Kinneys office to enter bail in case tried 15th J. Doerwachter[?] bail got [?] 7 banked out to consult with his wife. I was home Evening with Brown at Esq Stinn’s office talking on po[paid] [?]

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