Sunday, April 11, 1841 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

11 1 Clear & Cool. I was at our church morning with mother C and ev-g with my wife. Mr. DeWitt preached discourse in ev-g reference to the death of Pres-t Harrison. Missy Daniel & Gabella Grimshaw dined with us. The former supped and remained after church. To bed at 10 PM.

Monday, April 12, 1841 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

12 2 Clear & Cold. Snow nearly all day melting in the streets and on the walks almost as fast as it falls. It would have been 6 or 8 inches deep had it not melted as appears by the depth it lies upon the roofs. Handed wife & p-d for Sundries 25 cts. Rec-d letter from Nelson Sharp Dublin Wayne Co Ind-a Ap-l 4/41 in answer to mine 22 last mo. Wrote in reply & kept copy sending him his note as requested by his letter ? W.J. Cochran. Rec-d of Andrew Young for heirs of Ja-s Trimble dec-d $6.00 on same acct as $5 on the 5th inst. Paid James Peacock $1.00 subscription in advance to "Kendalls Expositor" five numbers of which I have rec-d he having written on to Washington for it at my request. Paid W-m Boyd $67.09 (for $12.09 of which I gave him a ck on the H-g Sav-g Inst) being the Bal of rent so far as the same came to my hands from Emanuel Cassell for the Hanover farm for year ending 1 inst after deducting my commissions at 15 pr ct on $78.93, being FEE $11.84 that is today Sept 26 Oct 24 and Dec 22nd. I charge myself with $45 in cash $5 in Potatoes and last $28.93 in Pork am-g to s-d sum of $78.93 on which my Commissions as a (?) amt to the sum stated. Cassell yet owes $21.07 of the year’s rent at $100 pr year. Wrote note to Jn-o. E. Forster present & kept copy on same subject as I addressed him 8 inst. Geo W. Rawn of Phil-a took tea with us and spent ev-g till 10 M in DWRs room when he left for Camps Hotel. He leaves in morning for Phil-a. To bed at 10 ¼ PM.

Tuesday, April 13, 1841 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

13 3 Clear Cloudy in Ev-g and rain near midnight. Handed my wife 25 cts. Jn-o E. Forster in my office in relation to business of my notes of 8 &12 inst. Claim merged in (?) Bond and I wrote to my client H D Hutman Phil-a & kept copy on said subject. W.J. Cochran student in my office wrote letter in my name or signed by him for me & kept copy to B. Bordley Crawford Esq. Chambersburg Penn-a enclosing &10 to him at the instance of Mary Parker a black girl who came to our office attended by one Harriet Baptiste to get me to do as above stated. Took walk from 4 ½ to 5 ½ PM about 3 or more miles. Went to our church at 7 ½ PM with my wife, it being the meeting of "H-g Presbytery" and a seminar by the Rev. Mr. Spunile. Home at 9 ¼ and to bed at 11 ½ PM.

Wednesday, April 14, 1841 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Day of mo April 14, 1841 Wednesday

14 4 Snow fell 2 to 4 inches last night but was all carried off today. Coolish today. I was engaged before Arbts [arbitrators?] for Plff from 10 ½ to 11 ¾ Am in case of the Com-th for Wigton v. Ellis Chandler Caison & Jones no 85, April 7, 1841 Dau Com Pleas. Handed my wife to pay Betsey Nathans for making soap on Monday last that is to refund to mother C who paid in advance it 50 cts. Also handed her 50 cts to pay woman for washing today, named Betsey [blank space]. Took walk ab-t 3 miles from 4 ½ to 5 ½ PM. Spent ev-g at home & in office. To bed 10 PM.

Thursday, April 15, 1841 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

15 5 Clear & Coolish & Pleasant. Jn-o Briggs Esq & self took walk a couple of miles. Rec-d of Sam-l Cassell of the firm of Dunwoodie & Cassell for counsel FEE $5 pd POS Gray for me cord rak wood bought 30 No last $3.50.

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15 5 Clear & Coolish. Pleasant. Took walk 3 miles or thereabout 4 ½ PM. Spent day chiefly in my office. Went with my wife & sister in law at 7 PM to the Lutherean [sic] Church & heard Jn-o Berryhill Esq deliver lecture before Literary association on "Early History of Penn-a". Home at 9 PM. Rec-d letter from Benj-m H. Brewster, Esq. Phil-a April 12/41 & pd POS 12 ½ in answer to mine of 27 ult. Wrote in reply & kept copy. To bed at 10 PM.

Friday, April 16, 1841 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

16 6 Clear & Coolish. Jn-o Briggs Esq & self took walk couple of miles or more at 9 ½ am. Paid Pos Gray $3.50 for a cord of Oak wood bought of his teamster 30 Nov last. Rec-d of Sam-l Cassell of the late firm of Dunwoodie, Cassell for counsel FEE $5.00 J-n J Cochran & self walked 3 or 4 miles about 5 to 6 ¼ PM. I had before that walked a mile or so with my wife. Spent evening at home and in my office and to bed at 10 PM.

Saturday, April 17, 1841 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

17 7 Clear & Pleasant. Warmer. Spent day in my office except that from 5 to 6 ¼ PM. I walked about 4 miles. Paid for marketing $1.00 viz for 2 lbs butter 38 ¾ cts for 4 doz eggs 32 sundries 35 ¼. Bought 6 lbs Beef Geo Neuer 48 cts for which he has credit on acct in my Day Book. Paid Peter Bender (by ck on This-g Sav-g Inst-n $7.13 for Building oven & finding materials at house of Trimbles heirs now rented to Unt Orth (?) (v. Bill & Recpt). Met Board of School Directors at Jno Roberts office at 7 PM & remained till 8 ½ PM. Present whole board six in number than home and to bed at 10 PM.

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