Sunday, July 21, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

21 1 Clear- very warm was at our Ch. morning Evg ~ Mother C. with me in morning Frances in eveng ~ our Pastor Mr. DE~ Witt preaches in The Baptist Church in the afternoon- Some Rain abt noon~To bed 10 P.M.

Monday, July 22, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

22 2 Clear~ very warm~ up at 5 a.m. wrote on business for G.T. Williams to M. Walker (butcher? Washington City Dist of Col. Kept Copy and Rec’d ofs’dWilliams for Said Service FEE$1.00~ Pd for paper 10 cts for Segars at Dr.Hoch’s 62 ½ cts. amt 72 ½ cts. Handed my wife for family puposes while I shall be absent from town $5.00~ very heavy rain about noon for an hour or so. Mr. Hindle his motherinlaw Mrs. Elizabeth Foy of Gratztown at my office at 1P.M.~ at 2 p.m. I got into an omnibus at our door Rode to Canal where I got on board the Packet Boat "Leoa lata." Master J. Hoffman and at 3 P.M. we put off for for Hollidaysburg took tea at 7 P.M. in boat in neighboorhood of Duncans Island, between 11P.M. Midnight- I turned into my birth just-after recrossing the Juniatta at Rope Ferrynear Middletown

Tuesday, July 23, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

23 3 Clear~ warm~ I got up at 4 ¼ P.M. whenwe had just passed the town of Mifflin 49 miles from Harrisburg.~ walked the deck pretty much till breakfast time 7 a.m. when we were about arriving at "Lewistown" 11 miles above Mifflin. The scenery is very interestingall along the [road]. This my first trip up Juniatta navigation. Lewistown appears to be somewhat of a wooden or frame town rather unprepossing in appearance from the Canal. Mifflin I did not get to see except as we looked back on it about a ¼ mile in our Stern appears neater more modern than Lewistown having principally brick buildings. arrived at "Waynesburg" 15 miles from Lewistown, where is some 20 or 30 houses and a brick Church, at 11 ½ A.M.~ dined^(on boat) at 12 ½ P.M. good dinnertheir Com. pd for 2 Glasses punch 25 cts.- arrived at Huntingdon 40 miles from Lewistown at 6 ½ or 7 P.M.~ met with a gentle- day of mo

July 23rd 1839 Tuesday

23 3 Cont~ - man who I afterwards understoood was a Mr. Kay Ed. of a DEM. Newspaper at place who spoke to me as knowing me & introduced me to a young lawyer of that place by name of Campbell and a Mrs. M. Clanahan who himself on our way thereto informed he was Hollidaysburg- saw Gov. Porter on horseback at Lock above near near Huntingdon in company with a Mr. Dorrance also on Horseback to whom the Gov. introduced me.~ Gov asked me if Mr. Shunk had gone to Phil. on Satd Or Monday last. He informed me that he will beon at Bedford Springs on Monday next.~ supped on boat abt 6 or 6 ½ P.M. near below Huntingdon Capt Hoffman, M.Clanahan Self walked about ¾ of a mile round some Locks above H. and the Capt. myself subsequently walked abt ¼ miles about 10 P.M.- Turned into my birth about 11 ½ P.M. after all the other passengers had been in bed sometime. I presume I could not have slept over 2 ½ or 3 hours last night none of any account to-day we have but few passengers, not more than 6 or 7 on board~

Wednesday, July 24, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

24 4 Clear~ very warm.~ rough very noisy boating last night in consequence of which I slept very little~ say 2 hours or a little more,-got up at 5 a.m. after having had 2 back calls before that, took breakfast at 6 ½ a.m.~ pd Capt.Hoffman my fare from Harrisburg to Hollidaysburg 140 miles and 5 meals $ 8;12 ½ cts. arrived at Hollidaysburg at 7 A.M. Had my trunk carried to Exchange Hotel where I met Gen. Mo. Forster.- Wrote to my wife sent letter by Gen. F. who left for Phila at 10 a.m. on Packet Boat. Commanded by Captn Morton- called to see Michl Kelly his wife formerly Ruth Taylor formerly both residents with Jona N. Hatch at 11 ½ A.M. saw her promised to call again before I leave the place,- she says they have 3 children have lost one, all boys. Called at United States Hotel by Dougherty where I found a young Mr. Johnson lately of Harrisburg Nephew of Major Johnson lately Inn Keeper at washington Hotel in that place, tending bar for Dougherty, where I got glass of punch paid 12 1/3 cts. Dined

July 24. 1839 Wednesday

24 4 Contd- at Exchange HoteL at 12 ½ p.m. and at P.M. laid down in my room No. 13 for a nap and rest~ very Heavy Rain Thunder gust from 3 to 5 P.M.(or later) when the whole of this memorandum from time I left Harrisburg is made [?] Michl Klelly called after tea at my lodgings and I went with him to his house where I remained abt ½ an hour till abt 9 ½ P.M.~ then retd to my quarters to bed 10 P.M.

Thursday, July 25, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

25 5 Clear~ very warm, rose at 5a.m. got breakfast oat abt9 A.M. got into Passenger car to go to Summit of alleggeny mountain 10 ms, got ther near 11A.M. much pleased with the journey- pd my passage there 50cts. ~ Strolled abt at Summit an hour or two, riding to extreme end of it from Hollidaysburg 1 ¼ miles on a coal car & walking back, saw Conversed with an old residenter Hunter name Ignatious Adams on Summit,~ returned partly on foot [?]on burden Cars left at 4 P.M. & pd little girl on the way for 2 small pies 12 ½ cts.Pd for refreshments for self & man who owned burden cars I rode on 18 ¾ cts.~ retd to my hotel rested on my bed for one hour~ got supper,~ Mr. Williams formerly apothecary of Harrisburg now living in this place called after tea and we talked till a few minutes ago, till 9 ¾ P.M.~ I met him today as I went to Summit coming from beyond it,~ The Summit is abt 1400 feet above Hollidaysburg 1200 above Johnston, and it is abt1 ¼ miles from one Public House on the Summit to the other-bed 10pm.

Friday, July 26, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

12 6 Clear~ warm~ Fine air,~ pd Bill at Exchange Hotel Hollidaysburg since wednesday morning 5 meals having missed my dinner there yesterday $2:25 cts. pd Black fellow at Sd Hotel 25cnt.`pd My Fare in coach of Mr. Piper from Hollidaysburg to Bedford [?] 33 ms, $3.00 Mr Orbison Lester of Huntingdon also passenger left at 7 ½ A.M. arrived at Buckstown 20 miles over an abominably bad road at 1 ½ P.M. Stpd for refreshments for driver Orbison Self 18 3/4¾ we dined & pd for dinner each. I laid down awhile during dinner making ready. we left at 3 ½ P.M. & arrived in Bedford 6 P.M.- Took omnibus & arrived at Bedford springs 1 ½ or 2 miles from Bedford Town at 6 ½ P.M.

July 26.1939 Friday

26 6 Contd- pd boy on way from Buckstown to Bedford who handed us water into coach 16 ¼ cnts. pd fare in omnibus from Bedfordtown to Springs 50 (dear ride but they must take while they havea chance,- Besides M.P.C. [G] J. C. my brother in law sister inlaw who came here last week. I met several others that I know. It is a most delightful place~ Fine music tolerable dancing place crowded. quartered in no 27 with Jn Joseph. took tea~ to bed 10 ½ p.m.

Saturday, July 27, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

27 7 Clear~ warm.~ rose at 5 a.m.- rode into Bedford on very fine horse of Mr. Landerson got from Dorrace one of our Harrisburg Barbers who has come on with Horse & Dearbourn in advance of Landerson & others. as [L?] waiter, before breakfast to Post office Rc’d a highly acceptable letter from my wife dated "Harrisburg July 24/39" Paid Pos. 12 ½ cts.~ by special favor was furnished by Landlord with a seat at head of table along side of M.L.C [?] who by the custom of the table having been here before several other arrivals have as these arrived moved up and up till they are now abt 2/3 of way up long table, pd according to rules Regulations of Springs here $2:50charge for use of waters & cold baths whilst I remain. Those who do not make any payment have to pay 25cts each time for cold bath- those who do pay have never [?] to pay 25cts. for each warm bath. $ 10 paid entitles a person to a life Jacket for himself familty to use of waters Cold baths. pd ostter when I returned from my ride this morning 6 1/4cts. went into cold bath at noon- walked to top of mountain~ pd at Bar for Glass of Punch 19 1/2cts Rec’d another letter from my wife dated "Harrisburg July 26/39" pd Pos 12 ½ cts. Played checkers in Evg with [?] Showers of Harrisburg & a Mr. Wilson a merchant of Baltimore- to bed 11P.M.

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