Sunday, April 15, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

April 15 - 1838 Sunday

15 - 1 Clear till noon - Cold. Snow & rain nearly all afternoon - I was at our own church morning Evening and at the Episcopal Church in the afternoon where when Mr. Stem preached his anniversary sermon of 6 years here - Frances with me morning and afternoon and Mother in Evening.

Monday, April 16, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

16 - 2 Clear and cloudy and very cold - Court commenced today - Jane Johnson, black woman, from Mrs. Cox's came to live with us. Received by hands of Alfred Gilmore, Esq. letter of introduction of himself from his brother Samuel A. Gilmore, Esq. present April 16 1838. Received of Mo. McGarvey , new client FEE $5. to [?] as insolvent debtor. P. [?] at my office and in the house. I went to Intelligence and Reporter offices with said Mo. McGarvey and saw him pay 50 cents in each place to advertise him by Ins. - paid E. M. Pollock for 6 vol Watts Rep. $6.00 and drew check on Harrisburg Bank to him on order for said $6.00 Received letter from L. D. Biles, Esq. [Womelsdorf?] April 12/38 and paid postage 10 cents and paid Jonathan Miller, Esq. by direction of said letter (v. loose receipts) $2.63 costs in McMahon vs. Bostick and drew check in Harrisburg Bank in favor of said Jonathan Miller for said $2.63 - in court all day- bed 10PM

Tuesday, April 17, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

17 - 3 Cloudy - cold - was in court all day. Received letter from sister Julianna Rawn, Philadelphia April 15/38. Got 1 cartload of wood of John Gearing - was in courthouse after tea - short time at Young Men's Dem M. into house and to bed at 9 1/2 PM.

Wednesday, April 18, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

18 - 4 Cloudy - cold - some wet. Paid for marketing $1.05 viz 2 lb butter 50, beef 25, eggs 25, potatoes 5 cents. Was engaged in court part of day in a surety of the peace case by Dr. Andrew P. Shuster against Samuel Martin both of Hummelstown - I was engaged for Martin and got him off clean. Received from him further FEE $5 - Frances and self wrote to sister Julianna Rawn Philadelphia in answer to hers received 31 last month. Yesterday sent to her with said letter (all by the hands of Mo Mauderfield police officer of Philadelphia) a small book called "A Token for Mourners" by M. Flavel was at our usual weekly meeting where the Rev. M. Morrison of Kentucky (who has been here before and is much liked) Lectured, we familiarly call him "Old Kentuck" or " My [loven?] Friend"

Thursday, April 19, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

April 19 - 1838 Thursday

19 - 5 Clear - Cloudy and Cool, some rain - Handed Rev. M. Clay Hall $2 a donation for Board of Mission and drew check on the Harrisburg Bank in his favor for that sum - went to see poor man name of McKinley confined to bed by sickness. his wife attending him - told M. Gearing to send them a load of wood 1/3 Cord at my expense $1.25 oak wood. Was at Peacock's 1/2 an hour or so after tea, in my office a short time and into house at 9 P.M.

Friday, April 20, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

20 - 6 Clear - Cloudy - Cold - Blustery - some spits of Snow in evening. Paid George Kelly 35 cents for sawing the load of wood got - 17 inst. Paid George Smith for 2 bushels potatoes 75 cents and 1/2 bushel cornmeal 37 1/2 cents and 1/4 [?] Rye Flour 62 1/2 in all $1.75 - I was engaged chiefly all afternoon fixing up and [?] [?] in my yard. Court did not let in afternoon At Rayle's Reading Room after tea - in house 8 1/2 P.M.

Saturday, April 21, 1838 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

21 - 7 Clear - Cold - Froze quite hard last night and before - paid for marketing 64 cents - court met [name?] - I worked in my yard pruning trees nearly all morning till 12 P.M. at 2 P.M. mother, Frances, baby and self went in a one horse carriage of E. Hughes Chandler to Mr. Grimshaw's farm one mile from town and spent afternoon - took tea and went home before sunset Afternoon quite pleasant. Saw as we rode along abundance of icicles a foot long at an aqueduct canal [Miss?] Briggs, F. Peacock, Cox, and Mr. Briggs came to us on foot and also took tea. Spent evening at home chiefly.

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