Sunday, March 4, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

4 -1 Clear - Mild. was at our church morning and evening with my wife. Spent afternoon at Shunks at his request to see person calling to see him - he being sick Gen.[General?] Davis of Bucks [County] called among others - also William Moth[?] of Franklin [County].

Monday, March 5, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

March 5 - 1838 Monday

5 - 2 Snowing when we got up - fell some 3 or 5 inches deep. Turned to rain and became very slushy - [Democratic State Convention?] met in court house at 10 A.M. and in the afternoon on 2nd Ballot on vote nominated David R. Porter as a candidate for Governor. Received 2 letters enclosing from Jesse Miller esq. (4 and 2)[?] Washington City March 3/38 with claim of $100 against Colonel Samuel Stambaugh, had interview with Colonel on subject of said letters. Called at Buehler’s Hotel on David R. Porter (nominee aforementioned) after tea with the party - Generally to exchange congratulations and take [?] wine [?] - home at 9 P.M.

Tuesday, March 6, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

6 - 3 Clear - warm - snow all washed away yesterday mainly wet and muddy today - DEM St. Con.[Democratic State Convention] ago fire[?] die[?] at 4 1/2 P.M. I addressed note to Colonel S.L. Stombaugh at Wilson’s Hotel on subject of Jesse Miller’s claim received yesterday - kept copy received reply from him forthwith. Had interview with him at his room said Hotel on said business at 5 P.M. took his judgment note for money and collateral primae facie[latin: "on face"] Security received letter form Daniel Jacoby Sumney Town Montgomery County PA March 2/38 by the hand of William[?} Schale Samuel C. Atkinson Editor of the Saturday Evening Post in my office also Joseph Hemphill Esq. of Chester County. Also Dr. S.D. Culbertson of Chambersburg who was introduced by E. Watts who delivered to me letter from Thomas Chambers Esq. "Chambersburg [?] March 5/38" took refreshments with Joseph Hemphill Esq. at Buehler’s Hotel was at my office after tea till 8 1/2 P.M. and home.

Wednesday, March 7, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

7 - 4 Snow - falling when I got up and till 8 or 9 A.M. 2 or 3 inches deep - cloudy wet slushy snow nearly gone by noon - Paid for marketing of sundries including poor woman 5 cents at Capital 50 cents - Handed Frances 50 cents - Received of M. McKinney Esq. Debt of $37.84 for my client - George Runyon [?] son of Henry Runyon in suit brought there against John Paul - Drew [check?] on Harrisburg Savings Inst. favor of M. McKinney for $2.16 change Rl. Rd. Con.[?] that met yesterday [?] [line die?] at 4 1/2 P.M. Met Mr. Jeffers of Lancaster at Johnston’s Hotel. Introduced by him to Colonel Boggs and others. was at my office after tea till 8 1/2 P.M.

Thursday, March 8, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

March 8 - 1838 Thursday

8-5 Wet - snow - rain - received letter last Evening from Dr. S. D. Culbertson present - paid draft of S. Grave + Co. to Harrisburg Bank $440 - being the balance in full due them out of the $524 1/4 Received of O. Barrett of last month retaining according to the terms of my letter to them of 7th last month for my services as FEE $84.25 and drew check on the Harrisburg Bank in favor of said draft bearer for said sum of $440 and delivered same to said bank. The said draft (v. loose receipts) Rl. Rd. Con.[?] did not [act?] [fire die?] by stated yesterday not till 1 P.M. today Wrote to Jesse Miller Esq. Washington City [?] in answer to his Received 5 [?] kept copy was at my office till 9 P.M.

Friday, March 9, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

9 -6 Cloudy - mild - attended at 10 A.M. for Alexander Hughes defendant, arbitration suit No. 41 April ‘38 Bonsall and Ravoudt plaintiffs. Samuel C. Atkinson Editor of Saturday Evening Post in my office this morning and afternoon. I delivered to him a statement of our [?] Received of James McMath insolvent Applicant FEE $5 drew CK[check?] on [Harrisburg Savings Inst.?] favor of Jacob Tindal for $1 - was at "Prepartory Lecture" at our church. Received letter from Mrs. Lucy Dow "Gaidner’s Lake ct[Connecticut?] March 2/38" in answer to mine of 7th last month [written between lines "paid postage for Lake 12 cents"] was at my office after meeting till 8 3/4 P.M. and home.

Saturday, March 10, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

10 - 7 Clear - Mild - Paid for marketing 85 cents for 1lb butter 25 cents - for 7 1/2 lbs beef 60 cents Received letter of J.W. Cake Esq. "Middletown March 9/38" and paid postage 6 cents - Received of Alexander Hughes FEE $5 per bill of 13lbs sugar at 11 cents and 22 1/3 lbs at 16 cents from his grocery this morning (v. bill and receipt loose receipts) in full to this day for services rendered for him yesterday at his council at Arbitration - Received of Col. L.C. Stambaugh for Jesse Miller Esq. $100.63 in full of claim sent to me 5th inst.[?] and delivered to L.[?] note papers Received 6 inst.[?] with receipt on back of the check in which claim was founded - Deposited in the Harrisburg Bank $100 paid Dinah Malting[?] hired woman wages $1 by check on Harrisburg Savings Institution. Received of Peter Rickabaugh paid by hands of his son for $20 on account of costs - Expense in August 1837 Rickabaugh vs. Green at my office till 8 P.M.

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