Sunday, April 28, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

28 ~ 1 Clear & Fine & Cloudy. Walked at the River from 10 ½ to 11 ½ A.M. 3 ms circular –saw & conversed with Sam Farqua heir about F. R. Shunk coming back to Harrisburg being State [Leart ?] next & Govs etc at his instance –Took walk in afternoon with Eil Shunk, wife and son Chas from 3 ½ to 4 ½ P.M. into woods beyond [Fahneslock ?] brick Kiln –Spent rest of day & Evs at home & to bed 8 ½ P.M.

Monday, April 29, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

29 ~ 2 Clear & very Fine –walked mile or more before breakfast –rode on horseback to Loucks Smith Shop & got hind shoe on (old one) round by Poor House Mill & home by 10 ¼ A.M. 6 miles, Paid for 1 yd linen for shirt bosoms 44 cts. for skein milk 5 Cts. AMT 49 cts. ~ wrote note to Chas Carson present. Spent Evening chiefly in office & to bed at 9 P.M.

Tuesday, April 30, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

April 30 ~ 3 Clear & very fine –rode on horseback from 6 to 7 ¼ A.M. 7 miles before breakfast and 8 miles from 5 to 6 ½ P.M. Paid Hutter Baab & Co $ 1.50 Subscription in full for Du At Paper to 1st next month & Discontinued it. ~Paid for one of spike & heats foot bil both $6.1/4 cts. latter go My Saml Karns –Wrote letter to Dr. J. F. Sharpless Phila on subject of spine affection of my Daughter Mary etc. and Pd POS 12 ½ spent Evening in office and to bed 9 P.M.

Wednesday, May 1, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

May 1 ~ 4 Clear & Fine ~ warm, Paid for 1 bus of Potatoes 40 cts. for 2 lbs Butter 37 ½ (Shoop) for a leg of Mutton 8 ¾ lbs 35 cts. for cornmeal etc 10 cts. for Rhubarb 12 ½ for 2 spools cotton 12 ½ cts. ~ AMT $ 1.47 ½ Recd of Jno. Fox for Wm Boyd $8.27 Bal. claim for Damages 27 cts thereof being Int. (v. July) Recd of Sarah Knox $5. on a/c of Rent for my new house rode on horseback from 11 to 11 ¾ am 3 miles and from 5 to 6 ½ P.M. 8 miles Wrote to Jno. J. Clendenin Esqr Little Rock Arka & Kept Copy. I using my ride this Evens Paid at the Poor House Mill to Mr Jno Hoffman Jr. (Stewart) 25 Cts. in full for making a Bbl. flour for me out of 4 ½ Bus wheat deld there for me last Monday morning by John Hoffman Register, the flour & bran delivered at my house this morning by the Poor House one horse wagon spent Evs in office & to bed 8 ½ P.M.

Thursday, May 2, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

2 ~ 3 Cloudy ~ warm –Rain all day from about 9 A.M. Paid John Hoffman $4.18 ½ for 4 ½ Bus. wheat Deld for me at Poor House Mill 29 ultimo (v. 1 inst) also to him for Mrs Hofman $3.60 in full to 4 inst inclusive for 9 weeks milk & cream (v. 2 mch last.) and to same for Hops 12 ½ in full of all demands (v. Bill & Receipt) Pd for Spinnage 8 Cts. for Segar 6 ¼ for ½ Gal. Sperm Lamp oil 50 at Dr W MCurdys next door to me (v. 18 ult.) AMT 64.1/4 Paid Mc Ginley & Co. $ 3.00 subsn of Frs R. Shunk to Dem. Union & Discond it Paid Chas W. Rinehart $2.25 in full for digging Shunks Privy hole & etc sd W. R. sd sum $2.25 on a/c of his rent

May 2 ~ 5 Contd

for Timbles Heirs. Recd letter from Geo. Rahn Esqr. "orwigsburg Apl 29" & pd POS 10 cts. in answer to mine of 25 ult. Wrote to John Dubbs Pinegrove & Kept Copy. Spent day and Evening chiefly in my office & to bed at 9 P.M.

Friday, May 3, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

3 ~ 6 Clear & warm. Wrote to Geo. Rahn Esqr in reply to his letter recd yesterday & Kept Copy pd POS 10 cts Wrote to Frs R. Shunk Pittsburg & Kept Copy stating a/c & handed letter & Bal. $8.77 ½ & $6.22 ½ besides as a loan to his daughter Elizabeth. Pd for 3 ½ Doz Eggs 2 4 cts. & for Segars, etc 13 ½ AMT 37 ¼ cts. ~was engaged at office of C. A. Synder from 5 to 6 P.M. taking Depo in Kerman vs Murray 57 Apl 7’42 or latter [ ]Ex 8 witness rode on horseback 3 miles after tea by 7 ½ P.M. Spent Evs chiefly in office and to bed at 9 P.M.

Saturday, May 4, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

4 ~ 7 Clear & Cloudy ~ Paid for 8 ½ lbs veal 34 cts. for 2 lbs butter (Shoop) 37 ½ for 3 boll tape 18 ¾ to J. A. Drane for shoemending 50 cts (v. B & R.) at Brants for 8 lbs sugar 64 cts. & a brown 15 cts. AMT $2.19 ¼. ~ Drew CK on The Hs Savs Instn favour for $50. And got money in parfunds –rode on Horseback 2 ¾ ms out the Reading Turnpike –fell in with Abm Leitzel and agreed to trade horse with him & give him $25 to boot –we rode to the Poor House that I might draw the note for the boot by time we got there & saw Jno. Hoffman (Stewart –something) he hastly flew on a/c of my horse being lame in right fore foot from shoeing but admitted we had a greed to trade as stated above ~ we then agree to ride to Louck’s Smith Ship together that he (Li) might be informed of the cause of the lameness – we did so. (Le.) stated to him the cause and that he would certainly be over it in a short time. I told (Li) I would hold him to the trade and he left saying he would be up by Wednesday week and if my horse then well of the lameness in that foot we would trade – I told him we had traded & agreed to and I would hold him to it, but if my Horse not well of the lameness by that time I would not ask him to take him. Witness Sam. Forney etc.

May 4 ~ 7 Contd

~ was at office of [ Comyder?} at 3 ½ P.M. [ ] Riley correcting Depo made by him yesterday –Paid for a hand Scrub brush 12 ½ (v. 9 Feb.) sent my horse at 5 ½ P.M. by Saml Karns 1 ½ miles form town to Jno. Hoffman’s Sr. to remain while I shall be in Phila next week ~ Spent Evs in office & Parlour & to bed 9 P.M.

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