Sunday, April 10, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

10 ~ 1 Clear & Beautiful-- our little Son still alive—at 11 ½ a.m. I walked with great difficulty about ½ a mile circular with my son, Charles. -- at 20 minutes before 3 p.m. my wife was delivered of a very fine plump daughter --I was in bed at the time I had gone at 2 p.m. leaving wife with son Joseph not knowing that she felt like labour. Verily the Lord giveth and taketh. Mrs. David Hummel our neighbor was present. Mother C. & the Doctor (Rutherford) and Eliza Russell our nurse who just got there in time from George Beaty’s to dress the baby. At the birth of this Daughter were our Son well there would be great rejoicing. I went to bed about 10 ½ p.m.

Monday, April 11, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

11 ~ 2 Clear & beautiful -- our Son is yet living but evidently worse than yesterday. I got one load of wood [carat and unreadable superscript notation] of Geo. P. Weistling ordered for me by D.W. Rawn as I am miserable myself & my child dying. Paid for 644 "Tar Pills" made for me by Thos. Wyeth at D.W.R’s instance after a Recipe of Mrs. Peacock’s $1.50 (v. my Ommum Lath. For Recipe) Paid man for sawing &tc load wood got this day 25 cts. -- to bed 10.

Tuesday, April 12, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

12 ~ 3 Cloudy – I had a large Fly blister put on my breast about 8 o’Clock this morning. Our Dear little son, Joseph, lingered until 2 o’Clock this afternoon at which time he died, he was born on Sunday January 26, 1840 at 8 o’Clock in the morning & Consequently was 2 years, 2 mos. & 17 days old he was baptized the 8th inst. I was by him till his little spirit fled to brighter & better worlds. My blister remained on till 6 p.m. when it was dressed it was a very fine blistering. To bed 6 p.m. to have blister dressed and remained there.

Wednesday, April 13, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

13 ~ 4 Rainy & Chilly all day – I am no better, but very miserable and weak, except that the blister has considerably relieved my breast, & removed some very unpleasant Sensations. The day passed gloomily & sorrowful. I went to bed about 9 p.m.

Thursday, April 14, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

14 ~ 5 Clear & Beautiful. Our son Joseph was buried at 11 a.m. -- The Doctor would not permit me to go to the funeral. I thought I could walk there but am very weak and he consd. I was improving some a little cold might greatly injure me. Of course I did not go. Paid for a Qt. of Wine 75 cts. at Geo. Kunkles for a ripple glass &tc at McPehersons 25 cts. and for sundries 10. Amt. of 3 Items $1.10. Wrote letter to H.C. Hickok Esq. Perry Co. & kept copy enclosing him a letter recd. by me yesterday for McClure & Abbott Phila. 9 inst. I continue very weak & unwell all day -- receive great kindness in the way of broths &tc., Mrs. Jackson & others – To bed 8 ½ p.m. to have blister dressed.

Friday, April 15, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

15 ~ 6 Clear & Beautiful in morning, cloudy in evening. Pd. Wm. Catrell store bill in full of all demands for flour & oil $2.25 (v. bill & Receipt) Paid Betsey Nathans 75 cts. in full for her washing & baking this week. To bed at 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 16, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

16 ~ 7 Clear & pleasant -- I am very weak & miserable and still under the Doctors hands not able or fit to go out of doors. Paid for slippery elm 25 cts. for lemons 6 Amt 31 Cts. I have been in house all day -- make these mems. And Set a little in the office. Paid Mrs. Hoffman 75 cts. in full for 3 wks. milk & cream to this evening. To bed 8 p.m.

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