Sunday, February 25, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

25 - 1 Clear – Very Cold – Sleighing nearly worn melted away – was at our church morning and evening first with wife and last with mother.

Monday, February 26, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

26 - 2 Clear – Very Cold – Some sleighs still going. I was engaged all day before Arbitrators for [defense?] in suit number 18 April T. ’38 mo.[?] 4 Jaup[?] v. Plies

Foenny Mudium[?] – James McCormick Esquire opposed – I was at my office [unreadable name] Hotel + Peacock’s after tea till 9 PM.

Tuesday, February 27, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

27 – 3 Clear – Not so cold – some sleighs running. Wrote to Colonel J. McFadden Lewisburg Union County and to Fench[?] C. Kintzing Esquire Cataurister[?] Columbia County [unreadable word] rule to latter to take depositions in suit against former. Wrote to Peter Rickabaugh (near N.Albity[?]) Dauphin County (vide ante [unreadable word] to him same subject) sent it by Captain McAllister. Was at the Capital from 11 AM to 1 PM where I met with Lewis Hickman James Thomas Mercer of Chester made acquaintances, was at my office afternoon – paid for oranges at Ducks 12 cents at [unreadable word] after [unreadable word] short time where I met Thomas G. McCullch[?] Esquire and home 8 PM.

Wednesday, February 28, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

28 – 4 Clear – Cold – some few sleighs still running. Paid for 1 pound butter 25 cents was at The Capital from 11 ¼ AM to near 1 ½ PM Met there Mr. George Brinton of Chester County and sister [miss?] Ruth Brinton and also in company with them [miss?] Catherine Brinton Sister in law of George and Daughter of Thomas H. Brinton decd.[deceased?] which said Catherine was a pupil of mine about 1826 or 27 at the "Thornbury School House" Delaware County. I walked with her from the Capital to Milsons Hotel where they [stayed?] I was at our usual weekly meeting after tea till 8pm. There went with Frances to Milsons Hotel to see the [aforementioned?] Mr. Brinton to whom I [unknown word] her by old acquaintances of mine. We spent ½ an hour with them, returned by Peacock home at 9 ¼ PM.

Thursday, March 1, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

March 1 - 5 Clear - not so cold - no sleighs going - I attended for [?] at 10 A.M. arbitration of Mahon Morehead vs. Bartholomew Curry (vide ante 24 last month0 Hamilton [Alrick?] Esq. opposed. [?] the Arbitrators in said case $4 and drew [clerk? check?] in [?] favor in George Beatty one of them for that firm. 3 hours at the Capital from 10 1/2 A.M. to 1 P.M. Called to see F.R. Shunk at 3 P.M. who is sick in bed since last night

March 1 - 1838

1 - 5 Continued - wrote to Samuel Reader Newark, New Jersey in answer to his inquiry 22 last month - kept copy. I was at Prince's Hotel from 7 to 8 1/4 P.M. to see Lewis Hickman James Thomas Mercer[no distinct separation between names] conversed with them General Ayres and others. Length of time stated and home at 9 P.M.

Friday, March 2, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

2 - 6 Clear - Cold as yesterday - paid [M. Orth?] for 5lbs 7oz woolen carpet - chain for Frances $2.72 and drew Ck[check?] on [Harrisburg Savings Institution?] in his favor for said sum. Received letter from F. E. Brewster Esq. Philadelphia in answer to mine of the 1st last month acknowledging the receipt of the $200 paid by me to his account 5th last month. paid postage 12 1/2, wrote to him in reply and kept copy. was at Rayles[?] Hotel after tea till near 9 P.M. Seeing some delegates to "4 March Dem. Con."[Democratic Convention?]

Saturday, March 3, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

3 - 7 Clear - Beautiful - milder - paid for marketing $1.36 1/2 for 1lb butter 23 cents for beef 64 cents for cornmeal 3 pecks 47 1/2 - for sundries 6 cents - Received from Samuel Hardy the last payment on his mortgage to me (vide ante July 14/35) being (27 January last when I received M.K. Leilin letter informing me he had the money (v[vide ante?] 25 January last month) about $68.30) Principal $39.37 and interest of $8.93 but received through H.[Harrisburg?] Bank net proceeds of my 2nd Draft - Drawn the 20 last month on said Leilin for said money $66.92 to said Leilin having declined to pay my first draft for said $68.30 drawn 27 January alleging that $1.25 and 12 cents left over have been deducted by me on postage on my letter of said 27th to him for recording my power of attorney of said date to said Leilin to enter satisfaction on the mortgage with which expenses I had regularly nothing to do but which I concluded to pay therefore drew 2nd draft making the deductions lest a man who had for such reason under such circumstances and after [?] letting me to draw on him for $68.30 should make up his mind to find present use for the whole of the money and postpone for a time if not entirely the payment even of the $66.92 to me - left said $66.92 deposited in H.[Harrisburg?] Bank. Wrote to M.K. Leilin Esq. Chester Delaware County on subject of said money and kept copy - was at my office [?] late 9 P.M.

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