Sunday, June 12, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

12 ~ 1 Clear -- Beautiful -- Coolish -- I was at The Rev. Mr. Boardmans church (old school Presbyterian) this morning corner of 12th & Walnut Street, he preached -- at St. Philips (Episl. Church) in afternoon where the Rev. Mr. Neville preaches who is a good preacher and has a beautiful church and large congregation -- at the 1st Presbyterian church in the evening Rev. Albert Barnes where he preached to a crammed house in aid of the Howard Tem. So. [Temperance Society?] &tc., took up a collection -- home 9 ½ p.m. and to bed 10 p.m.

Monday, June 13, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

June 13, 1842 Monday 13 ~ 2 Clear & cloudy -- Heavy Thunder gust and Rain in evening -- I was at Geo. W. Rawn’s store in 2nd. St. above Callowhill, on horseback this morning and again in the afternoon from 4 ½ to 6 ¼ p.m. I bought of him Bill of sugar & coffee viz 184 lbs. Brown sugar $13.80, 25 lbs 10 oz. loaf sugar $2.57 & 25 lbs. Coffee $2.75 and paid him for sending Barrel in which it was packed to Forwarding house of J. Stauffer & Co. No 428 Market St. 31 Cts., Amt. of sd. Bill $19.43. also bought further of him to take to Ma & Juliann (except the Black tea which they are not fond of) 5 lbs. 15 oz. loaf of sugar $0.60, 1 lb. [ ? ] Hyson tea $1.00 & 2 lbs. 2 oz. black tea $1.00 -- amt. of this latter bill $3.20 -- Recd. letter from my wife "Harrisburg June 12" & pd. pos. 14 ½ cts. at bar of Eagle Hotel where it was left by Penny Post. Wrote to her in reply and also informing her of the delivery of the barrel aforesaid (for which I took a receipt and present Mr. Hall formerly auctioneer of Harrisburg) and that I was told it would reach Harrisburg Wednesday next. also pd. for sundries 9 ¼ cts. Amt. 2 Items 23 ¾ cts. called to see Borbidge & Lewis in Broad St. about fee due to Major Forster & self but saw neither -- left my name and Hotel.-- also to see Abbot & McClure to inform them of situation of their claim on Welsch. -- saw John Abbot to whom I was informed the firm had made an assignment. Geo. W. Rawn called at my Hotel after I was there this morning, viz. abt. noon called in house to see his wife after I had bought my articles and seen them packed. Spent eveng. at Hotel and to bed 10 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

14 ~ 3 Cloudy -- some Rain -- warm. wrote to Colton & Clarke Richmond Va. in reply to theirs recd. 30 ult. was at Cornelius & Son’s in Chestnut Street abt. paying money for Rev. Mr. Kelly, there yesterday on same business -- Paid for segars $2. -- for Pills 25 cts. for dried peaches & sundries 25 cts. -- amt. 3 Items $2.50 called on Lewis & Borbidge as yesterday -- saw former -- says they will try to pay soon. Spent evening at the Hotel and to bed 10 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

15 ~ 4 Rainy all day & warm. I spent my time pretty much about Hotel, except that I went with Mr. Walborn to look at Horse and Dearbourn of his at Helmbold’s Stables and attended auction at Carpenters Court at 11 a.m. Two Persons looking at my horse to buy him, -- left to call again in afternoon did not call. Spent Evg. at Hotel and to bed 9 p.m.

Thursday, June 16, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

16 ~ 5 Cloudy & Clear & warm, I rode a Horse of Torberts to try him to Sheldons corner of Front and Mary Streets before noon, where I bought 3 hams weighing 33 lbs 5 cts. per lb. $1.65 to take to Ma & Juliann. They were sent to the Eagle Hotel for me packed in a box. Rain by showers all through the day. saw and conversed with Jno. King. Spent Evg. at Hotel and to bed at 9 ½ p.m.

Friday, June 17, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

17 ~ 6 Cloudy -- Rain more or less all day & very warm. Paid for some more of Dr. J.T. Sharpless’ prescriptions for self 12 ½ cts. at same place as before (vide 3rd. inst.) Saw and conversed with Jno. King. Wrote letter to Jno. Aitkens, Howellvill Del. Co. and enclosed in it one for Juliann Rawn in relation to sending my Trunk and box with hams bought yesterday to mothers in Edgmont by West Town Stage tomorrow -- To bed 9 ½ p.m.

Saturday, June 18, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

18 ~ 7 Rain by showers nearly all day -- Took my Trunk and box with hams to West Town Stage office in Sixth Street -- Deld. them to Mr. Davis the driver who put them on the stage assisted by the porter and whom I [ ? ] to deliver them at Howellvill his charge 37 ½ & porter for wheeling them from my lodgings 12 ½ cts. Traded my sorrel horse bought last [fall?] for forty eight Dollars & Fifty cts. to Cornelius A. Walborn 6th St. Phila. for his large brown or dunish cold. [colored] horse, new Dearbourn, horse cover, fly net, whip, and hitching strap and gave him $152.75 to boot by ck. on the Hs. Savs. Instu. to his order and payable in par funds and wrote to Robt. J. Ross Cashr. of Svs. Instu. to oblige me by paying the same in par funds and I would replace them if required & necessary -- it is not to be understood from this that I have not more that sufft. [sufficient] on Deposite [sic] there to meet the ck. Paid Bill at Eagle Hotel $14.23 (v. 3rd. inst) (When I paid a bill of $7.50 to them) -- Paid Ostler 37 cts. -- left Phila. (viz Hotel) in my Dearbourn with new horse for mothers in Edgmont Del. Co. at 3 ½ p.m. pd. for sundries on the way 13 cts. -- amt. 5 Items $15.23 and arrived at mothers 8 ½ p.m. where the Trunk & box had already arrived Mr. Aitkens having sent my letter of yesterday on its receipt. -- Wm. Counsellor & his son James who live near by and for whom Juliann sent came up and assisted in putting the horse & Dearbourn away at Homer Eaches Ma’s Landlord -- got my supper about 9 ½ p.m. -- talked awhile -- deld. to mother loaf sugar 5 lbs. 15 oz. & 1 lb. Black tea bought 13 inst. which with 3 hams bought 16 inst. and recd. by them today are made present to her -- these things cost me as may be seen by reference to their purchase $3.25 -- To bed at 10 ½ p.m.

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