Sunday, July 28, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

28 1 Cloudy~ Clear~ Pleasant. F. Showers of Harrisburg, Hamilton Esqr of Carlisle a third gentleman & Myself rode to town from Springs in Landlords Hack to Presbyterian Church. Rev Mr. Bradberry preached Mr. Boggs of Baltimore Self sung out of same book and in Evg at the springs when where the Rev. Mr. Purvianes a young Presbn Clergyman

July 28 1839 Sunday

28 1 Contd – preached the same Mr. Boggs who was appointed to lead the Singing requested me to aid him therein. I was obliged to excuse myself from occupying so prominent a place in consequence of indisposition~ Pd for ride in omnibus back from Church to Springs 25 cts. ~ Pd for Glass of lemonade At springs to use in taking medicine 12 1/2 cts. Wrote Letter to my wife at Harrisburg answering both hers Recd on Saturday. Took 3 Duthch Pills at 7 and 1 at 10 1/2 p.m. To bed at 11 p.m.

Monday, July 29, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

29 2 Clear~ warm~ Took dose Salts at [?] M. Jos. C. Miss Fanny Wilson left for Harrisburg at 8 1/2 or 9 a.m. Ms. C remaining till I go.~ I took warm bath at 94? Staid in abt 15 minutes paid 25 cts. Strolled abt good deal~ played checkers (chequers) with Mr. Holland, Biographer of M- van Buren Prest. U.S. beat him 2 out of 3 games also Backgammon with F. Showers my first attempt to learn that Game Recd introductions, principally by M. C, to various persons.~ Pd for Glass punch at the Bar 12 1/2 cts.- left them Dancing in which I do not participate at 10 P.M. To bed.

Tuesday, July 30, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

30 3 Clear~ warm~ Walked 2 or 3 miles before breakfast~ Took warm bath at 11 a.m. 90o paid 25 cts.~ James peacock daughter Fanny arrived here abt 11 A.M. ~ Made various new acquaintances- spent day variously- Dancing as usual in Evg in which i did not join~ to bed at 111/2 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

31 4 Clear~ very warm~ Hard Rain in last night~ rose at 5 a.m.~ Drank water walked abt 2 miles,~ before breakfast rode landlords horse to town & abt & back in all at 5 miles before breakfast~ Pd Ostler 6 1/4 cts.~rode to town in Hack at 11 A.M. after taking cold bath in Compy with ~ Hamilton Esqr of Carlisle. Pd ride To town back 50 cts.~ Pd for 4 mint julips In town for self, Mc Lanadan, Malthew, & Reynolds. At Ottingers~ where I also Pd Fare for M. S. Clenedin Self from Bedford to Harrisburg for Friday next $14 being $7 each 105 miles,~ Pd for Glass of punch at bar 12 1/2 cts.~ Spent Eveng principally looking on in Ball room talking to the ladies~ Gave Pill, [?] Powder last Evg to N. P. Orbson~ To bed 11 P.M.

Thursday, August 1, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Augt. 1 1839 Thursday

1 5 Clear~ Beautiful~ not so warm & first morning without fog since I have been at the springs.~ walked 4 or 5 miles before break- fast after shaving. – Took Cold bath at 11 A.M. walked to top of mountain retd again To top after I had descended 1/4 of way with Mrs. Malter brothers whom I met ascending Pd for 2 Glasses of Punch at bar 25 cts.~ Paid my bill at this place since Friday Evg last till after breakfast tomorrow, 6 2/3 dys [?] &1.00 Hack Hire here to [?] & into Bedford tomorrow $9.25 prepared to leave in morning- looked on in Ball room & talked with ladies till 10 1/2 P.M. Then to bed—

Friday, August 2, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

2 6 Cloudy~ some Rain, misty Foggy~ Pd servants at Bedford Springs viz my room boy 50 cts. Stewart at table 25~ Dorrace tender table 25 –Chambermaid 25 cts. Boot Black for one week 50 cts. Amt $1.75. Left Springs for home at 9 a.m. Recd of M. L. C $7 in full of her passage money Pd by me 31 last mo.- M. L. C. was prevailed were to remain at springs till Tuesday To hear Mr. Peacock Fanny company till that time when they expect to leave for "Bath Springs" In [?]- Pd for maple Sugar in Bedford Town 25 cts. For a barrel of Bedford Water the barrels Frieght to C Lambersburg for F. R. Shunk to Ottinger, the Inn Keeper in Bedford $4.50 viz for The water $1,50, barrel $1.50 Freight- of Lambersburg $1.50- Met Nancy McCulloh, her 2 children in bed- ford on way in Stage to the west.- Got into stage in bedford at 11 A.M. for Chambersburg, 11 passengers- Dined at Proats 20 miles from Bedford Pd 56 1/4 for dinner [?] ~ Travelled over hills & mountains till after Midnight-

Saturday, August 3, 1839 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

3 7 Clear~ Pleasant~ arrived in Chambersburg from Bedford at 2 a.m. left at 3 a.m. in Rl Rd Cars for Harrisburg where we arrived abt 7 a.m. after my absence since Monday week last found all well, Recd letter fr. Rob J. Ross C[?]

Note: The next transcribed journal entry jumps to February 25, 1841.

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