Sunday, July 31, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

31~1 Cloudy and Rain + Clear + Cooler, I was not at church today. Took walk couple of miles about 11 ½ a.m. and again in eveng abt 5 P.M. for ½ hour with son Chas To bed at 10 P.M.

Monday, August 1, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Aug~1~2 Clear + Cool. Pleasant. rode on horseback 4 or 5 miles by 10 a.m. at 1 P.M. Chas Carson + Self attended by my son and M.S. Clendenin started in my dearbourn + with my horse for Middletown and Portsmouth to look at some lots. Mr. C. and myself [lot?] at Treasy date in 1834. I paid Martin the Ostter as he left 12 ½ Cts. and tool at the gate on the way for going and coming 16 Cts (Carson pd same at other gate) I also paid for lemonade for Carson + Self at Kendy’s Tavern in Middletown where we stopped 10 Cts. (Where Carson also paid for Lemonade and our horse fee $25 Cts.) and Ostter at Same place 6 ¼ Cts + cakes in said town for Charles 2 Cts. Amt 5 Items 46 ¾ Cts. We stopped at Genl Camerons in Middletown where we were in the house a short time and where M.S.C. + Chas remained till we were ready to leave again for home. We got there abt 2 ½ P.M. remained till near 5 P.M. + got home at 6 ½ P.M. Handed Mr. Carson $3.10 viz $1.61 ½ to pay my half of taxes + costs on lots 177, 178, 223, 266 in Portsmouth [Mis?] Co. owned by Mr. Carson + Self which are advertised for sale by the Co Prest this week. and $1.48 to pay taxes on lots 161, 162, in same town owned by myself, also advertised for sale. Spent eveng in + about office to bed 9 ½ P.M.

Tuesday, August 2, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

2~3 Clear + Cool- Pleasant. Mrs. James Peacock + myself rode on horseback from 8 to 10 ¼ a.m. 9 or 10 miles. She had not ridden for sometime and was therefore disposed to go with me on act of my experience + - she rode a spotted horse that M.P. procured from Fitch’s – Paid Jas Jefferis blacksmith $2.25 in full for shoeing to this day (V.B.T. Rept) + Recd of John Kneply Jr $21.25 being [qrs? or gres?] sent due by him 1st last mo. for Trimbles heirs. I took bath at Mr. Lesley’s at 11 ½ a.m. – was at Mrs. Shunks in afternoon. M.S.C. son Chas + Self took walk after tea. To bed 9 ½ P.M.

Wednesday, August 3, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Aug. 3 ~ 1842 Wednesday

3~4 Clear – Cool – Pleasant- pd for marketing got by mother C. including 2lbs butter of Mrs. Milleisen for 30 cts 75 Cts among which is NEWCORN being first we have bought this season. Mrs. Peacock + myself rode on horseback from 8 ½ to 10 a.m. 7 or 8 miles. And from 5 to 6 ½ P.M. Miss Harriet Grimshaw, my wife + son Charles + Self rode in our carriage or Dearbourn about 8 miles – Paid Martin, Ostter 5 Cts for alcohol at Wyeth’s 12 ½ Cts. Amt 17 ½ Wife + Self paid visit to the Wallace’s in Pine Street from 8 ½ to 9 ¼ P.M. Recd letter from Dr. J.T. Sharpless "Phila" and paid Pos 12 ½ Cts. In answer to mine of 26th or 27 Ult. home 9 ¼ and to bed 10 P.M.

Thursday, August 4, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

4~5 Clear + Pleasant – warmer. I took ride on Horseback from 8 ½ to 10 ¼ a.m. 7 or 8 miles took bath at Mr. Lesley’s at 11 ½ a.m. Paid Jacob Bogar for 1 Bbl wheat Flour delivd this Evg $5.75- Spent afternoon and evg chiefly in my office and to bed at 9 ½ P.M.

Friday, August 5, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

5~6 Rain – Coolish = Richd Mason cold man and old client at my office this morning. Had $56 in act of assembly or "Relief notes" which he said he had got from Joshua Elder that he wanted me to inform him if he could get silver for at the Bank. I told him not and he allowed he would then pay it on a lot he had bought in Highspire wrote letter to James D. Rea Hollidaysburg in reference to his recd by Capt. Russel D. ult. (v. mem. On back of his letter to recd – also to Jno McFaden Pittsburg in reply to his recd 28 [ult?] (v. mem.on back of his letter so recd) Rain nearly all day – I remained at home all day – and in office in Evg and to bed 9 ½ P.M.

Saturday, August 6, 1842 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

6~7 Cloudy – Some rain- Paid for Marketing + got by Mother C. 62 ½ cts including 2 lbs of butter got of Milleisens for 30 cts. Paid for oil 37 ½ cts one 2 t. Lamp oil. Pos. 3 Cts. On papers last evg – Box blacking + Chas 1=9 Cts – Mrs Hoffman for 2 weeks milk + cream 50 Cts. Amt 5 Items: $1.62. Recd letter from B. Bordley Crawford Esqr "Chambs Aug 5" in relation to suit by [Gartin? Or Garlin?] is McCormick. B.W. Musser Esqr of Newport Perry Co here wanting certain papers of Saml Boyers. I told him I must be paid $5 and if he though that was too much not less than $3 for my attention in said matter first. Paid Henlock + Bratton $43.75 in full for various advertising and printing paper. Books for Clients + 2 year/ Subn to 24 ultimo to their paper and recd of sd Henlock + Bratton Fees $45 in full for attending to dissolution of partnership between them and Holbrook in June 1840 +c $30. Services in Reitzel vs. them in Dauphin Com [Play?] No April 7 ’41 $10, and 45 in relation to services abt their own dissolution yesterday + today. That is today we squared off by exchanging receipts on the [licts?] furnished – spent Evg about home and to bed 9 ½ P.M.

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