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

3 ~ 1 Clear & Cloudy till evening -- then rain about 6 ½ p.m. and On. remained at home at mothers all day and Evg. and to bed at 9 p.m.

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

4 ~ 2 Clear & cloudy & warm -- Juliann & myself went in my Dearbourn this morning from 9 a.m. till noon to Yarnalls Mill where we got for them (mother & Juliann) 38 lbs. wheat flour all the man had made at $4 per C wt. $1.42 and pd. him with a half eagle with which he seemed much pleased and offered to send flour to them when they could not convenietly send for it themselves -- I told him it was the Jackson currency and one of the Benton mint drops to which he assented and expressed himself as having been a Jackson man to the back bone from his cradle. He is an old man -- First rate miller -- an Irishman & named Niel Carmel. -- we then came round by Aitkens store where we bought & paid for sundries 19 cts. -- then stopped at Aaron Sills (who is intermarried with a young woman that was named Garrett formerly a scholar of mine while I taught [ ) ] by Abner Hoopes, she appeared glad to see me behaved very easy and told me I looked about the same as when she came to school to me near 14 years ago, and as young as ever. [ ? ] Juliann got 1 Bus. potatoes for 25 cts. and settled with Mr. Sill for a ham he had sold for them and some veal she got of him a few days ago. This ham was the second of the three that I brought for them from Phila. that he has sold for them the first at 6 ½ cts. per lb. and the second for 7 cts. per lbs. I gave 5 cts. for them and they were sold because they appeared on examination to be slightly defective -- we got home by noon -- I paid for the flour and sundries aforesaid amounting to $1.61 and handed Juliann & mother the Balance of $5.00 being $3.39, which D.W. Rawn told me when I left home to leave with them on his acct. if they needed it. we met Lucius Lucene Hatch soon after we started this morning on his way to David R. Cheyneys in a Cart for a Horse rake he said and something else not recollected. Spent afternoon and evening at mothers and to bed at 9 p.m.

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

5 ~ 3 Clear & cloudy rainy -- warm. I was at Mr. Stare’s blacksmith shop getting Dearbourn shaft mended & paid him 25 Cts. went home between 11 a.m. & 1 ½ p.m. spent afternoon & Evening getting ready for a start home tomorrow. To bed 9 ½ p.m.

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

6 ~ 4 Cloudy -- rose 5 a.m. attended to my horse Paid Homer Eaches $3.00 in full for keeping my horse since I have been at mothers which was between 15 or 16 days as will be found by reference back -- That is I pd. him for 5 Bus. of oats at 45 cts. a Bus. and he allowed to charge $1.00 for the Hay & pasture, but as there was near ½ Bus. of the 5 that had been measd. to me left he allowed make it $3.00 and at this he was well paid. I consider him from several circumstances a very contracted man -- I left mothers with much sorrow & heavy hearts all round at 7 a.m. for home. There came on a very Heavy Thunder Gust & violent rain about 8 ½ a.m. when I was 2 ½ miles from West Chester, and rained more or less till near noon at which time I stopt at Robt. Young’s tavern on the Strasburg road 11 miles from West Chester. 79 from [Stearking?] -- dined at 1 ½ p.m. laid down from 2 to 3 p.m. Paid Bill 50 cts. & boy 5 Cts. Amt. 55 Cts. and left at 3 ¼ p.m. and stopt at Geo. Echerts tavern 15 miles from Youngs and 4 from Strasburg at 7 p.m. did not eat supper as I had taken dinner latish & eaten some Cakes mother gave me. To bed at 9 ½ p.m. after some little trouble more than I admire in getting my horse & carriage properly taken care of.

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

7 ~ 5 Clear & pleasant -- slept very little last night for bed bugs -- had to get up about midnight and put on my drawers, stockings & Gloves before I could sleep any, after which they still bit me some about the head. The breakfast was miserable for Lancaster County & altogether my experience in and about the house enough to keep me from it hereafter. Paid bill 75 cts. my horse having in all had 3 Gal. oats, 2 last night and 1 this morning and a sort of hay -- left at 7 ½ a.m. pd. Toll 7 ½ on way to Lancaster and on Columbia Pike on way to Hg. [Harrisburg] 18 cts. Stopt at Joshua Kehlers tavern Locus Grove Inn abt. 1 ½ miles at 11 a.m. dined at 1 ½ p.m. rested till 2 ½ p.m. pd Bill 50 cts. & left at 3 p.m. and pd. Toll 27 cts. at 2 Gates from Cola. [Columbia] towards Buck Tavern 2 ½ or 3 miles below Middletown where I stopt for night. Kept by Thos. M. Crown Amt. 5 Items $1.77 ½ -- arrived at Crowns at 6 ½ p.m. -- horse well taken care of by Landlord himself and Dearbourn washed by his hired man. Took supper and to my room at 8 p.m. washed myself and to bed at 9 p.m.

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

8 ~ 6 Cloudy -- warm -- pd. Bill 87 ½ and hired man 12 ½ cts. and Toll [2 words unreadable] 8 cts. amt. $1.08 and arrived at home at 9 ½ a.m. -- Mother C. & son Charles had gone up to Mr. Hiesters -- the latter soon returned -- he was delighted to see me. -- we were all highly gratified at meeting again. A Dr. Ard of Lewistown at our house an hour or more after my return to see M.S.C. Recd. the following letters &tc. mem. or note of H.C. Hickok "Harrisburg June 27" -- letter of H.C. Hickok Esqr. Bloomfield June 23rd. & pd. pos. 10 cts. -- letter of Mrs. Mary Ann Haviland "Phila. June 17" and pd. pos. 12 ½ cts. -- of Tho. R. Trimble Esqr. "East Whiteland June 24" and pd. pos. 10 cts. -- of S.D. Adair Esqr. "Carlisle July 5" and wrote reply -- of R. Patterson & Co. Phila. June 20 & pd. pos. 12 ½ cts. with note at 6 mos. to the order Wingate Gaskill & Scott for Bechtold & Shoemaker dated May 31/4 for $163.89 for collection -- Recd. call from W. Grimshaw Esqr. Spent day and Eveng. after my return at home & to bed at 10 p.m.

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

9 ~ 7 Cloudy -- some Rain -- Wrote to Jno. Haviland Phila. in reply to letter recd. from his wife yesterday -- also to R. Patterson & Co. Phila. in reply to theirs recd. yesterday -- made calls with my wife this evening at Mr. Grimshaws, Shunks & Brooks’ -- I have been greeted by all my acquaintances with the greatest cordiality on my return and improved appearance and some of them have been particularly complimentary in their congratulations -- had to attend business this day before B. Parke -- bankrupt Comr., which by his assent was laid over till Monday next. To bed 10 p.m.

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