Sunday, April 3, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

3 ~ 1 Clear & Pleasant Wife and self spent day and evening at home. Self and son Joseph sick. To bed 9 ½ p.m. This morning was the first communion in the new church (Presbyterian) in the old way by setting the tables--

Monday, April 4, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

4 ~ 2 Cloudy & Rain -- Paid Mrs Thompson for whitewashing my wife’s room 25 cts. Pd. For lemons 12 for sundries 11 cts. Amt. 3 Items 48 Cts. Wrote letter to Mrs. Elizabeth Fry Gratz Dau. Co. on subject of the dispute between Henry Buehler and her about a tract of coal land. Spent day and evening entirely in my office and house quite unwell and took from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8 Pills at intervals of 2 hours sent by Dr. Rutherford. Recd. note of invitation to the wedding of Jno. Mitchell who is to be married tomorrow evening to Miss Sarah Brenizer, daughter of my decd. client Jno. G.B. and of his widow Elizabeth my present client -- To bed 9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

5 ~ 3 Cloudy in morning -- Clear in afternoon Handed wife to pay for Oil &tc 50 Cts -- Spent whole day and evening at home very unwell. To bed at 10 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

6 ~ 4 Clear & very pleasant. Pd. For Flax seed rock candy, gum Arabic & Lemons 49 cts. bought for me by D.W. Rawn-- I spent day and evening wholly at home quite unwell except that from 2 to 4 p.m. I took ride in Grimshaw’s carriage with my horse having sons Chas. & Jos. along and their aunt Mary Recd. letter from H.C. Hickok Esq. Perry Co. April 1 and paid pos. 10 cts. & wrote him in reply & kept copy & also to Abbott & McClure Phila. sending extract from his letter (vide copy on back of his letter) also recd. letter James Williams [Erie?] Co Mch 29 & pd. Pos. 18 ¾ being a receipt to me in reply to my leter of 22 ult. also from Hon. Jno. Joseoph Clendenin Little Rock Arks. To bed 9 ½ p.m.

Thursday, April 7, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

7 ~ 5 Cloudy all day & some Rain. W. J. Cochran Esq. attended to two of my arbitrations today in cases of Buck v. Lewis & Miller 74 & 75 April 7, 1842 in consequence of my being unwell -- I had to attend a few minutes as a witness about 11 a.m. Paid for a shad 25 cts. for salt 12 cts. Amt 37 cts. I met the Board of School Directors with some difficulty at Col. Roberts office from 4 to 5 ½ p.m. -- to bed 10 p.m.

Friday, April 8, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

8 ~ 6 Cloudy & Rain all day. B. of Schl. Ds. met at my office at 11 a.m. and after 7 or 8 ballots Miss Lemer was elected a teacher by 4 out of 6 votes. Paid Betsey Nathan $1.62 ½ in full for washing last Monday making Soap yesterday and Baking today-- paid for one Qt. of wine at Geo. Kunkles $1.00 to make wine whey by the Doctor’s directions for our son Joseph who is dangerously ill or very low-- he has now been sick some 10 days or two weeks. This evening at 8 o’Clock in our Parlour had our son Joseph baptized by The Rev. Wm. R.D. Witt our paster in the presence of the Rev. Mr. Kelly Miss Charlotte & Arthur Grimshaw, Mrs. Alexr. Graydon, Mother C. Mary S.C. wife self. -- To bed at 10 p.m.

Saturday, April 9, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

9 ~ 7 Cloudy & Rain all day --I was in the parlour pretty much all day my son Joseph at the point of death and myself miserable in health both of body & mind. Pd. arbs. in cases of Buck vs. Lewis & Miller 74, 75 April ’42 $4.00 also pd. arbs. In Archer vs. O’Donnell 54 Apl. 7 ’42 $4.00. Paid for 4 Bushels potatoes got for me by Martin (Hahnlen’s Ostler) at the River $1.50 -- to bed at 10 p.m. my boy in the closing struggle apparently.

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