Sunday, May 5, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

5 ~ 1 Clear & very fine ~ Pleasant –wife son Chas & self at our church this morning son Chas & self took walk about 6 P.M. Spent evs at home to bed 9 P.M.

Monday, May 6, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

6 ~ 2 Clear & Fine ~ Handed D. W. Rawn 50 cts to pay for sundry small articles in family while I may be in Phila wife son Chas daughter and self were accompanied to cars at 7 a.m. by Elizth Shunk & others –I paid Omnibus fare 12 ½ for wife & children and pd Car Fare $8.00 for two seats for wife & Children to Phila East Snowden. Mrs. Mary Pearson (late Briggs) Mr. Paine Hudy and other of our acquaintenance in the cars –Paid for sundries in Lancaster 4 cts. arrived in Phila at 3 ½ P.M. –Had luggage taken to "Eagle Hotel" late [ ]Hoovery now Kept by Geo. Frederick – pd porter 12 ½ AMT 16 ½ cts. visited several private Boarding Houses in course of Evs –also Dr. J. T. Sharfless and left message for him –home to bed at hotel 10 P.M.

Tuesday, May 7, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

7 ~ 3 Clear & Beautiful ~ windy. Dr. Sharfless called to see our little girl at Hotel at 9 a.m. in pursuance of my message of last Evs and my letter to him of 30 ult. our visit to Phila being for the purpose of Medical or surgical aid to our daughter who has incipient affection of the spine. Dr. S. said we were right in coming to see Dr. Chase who had turned his attention principally to that branch ~ I called at Dr. Chases in 9th St. at 10 A.M. and arranged for him to see our child at Mrs. Keller’s Boarding House No 77 North 5th St. at 2 P.M. ~Paid Bill at Hotel $1.12 in full and left for quarters at Mrs Kellers as above where we arrived at 12 ½ P.M. I paid Porter for wheeling luggage 25 cts. Met a Mr. Bach at this House formerly well known in Harrisburg – dined at 1 P.M. or a little after ~ Riots in City commenced yesterday – Spent afternoon & Evs principally at Boarding House and to bed 9 P.M.

Wednesday, May 8, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

8 ~ 4 Clear ~ windy –dusty ~ called at Dr. Jeanes in vine St to see Chas Brown & Dr. T Lady –then at 10 A.M. at Dr. Hebe Chases’s –went with him in his Buggee or Carriage at 10 ¾ a.m. to see Patient of

May 8 ~ 4 Contd

his at near corner of Pine & 2nd streets in 2nd a little boy about 4 years old troubled with spine affliction - I witnessed the removal of instrument and dressing of back & replacing of instrument ~ he has been under treatment some 5 mos. and is fast mending as it is said. I then rode in omnibus from the Exchange where I got out of Dr. Chase’s carriage into Kensington to the scene of Rioting & remained there till near 2 P.M. then home to Boarding House pd for Omnibus ride to K. 6 ¼ of sundries Cakes etc 12 ½ ~ AMT 18 ¾ ~ was at P.O office after [ ] for wife with letter to her to see Mrs. Pearson who was out – 6 ft and of self and wife for her ~ saw Geo. Prince in Chestnut St. at House in home 9 P.M. Rioting contd and "St. Augustine’s" "Roman Catholic" church burned within ½ square of our Boarding House at 10 or 11 P.M. St. Michaels in Kensington burned by the Rioting & confusion till after midnight –we went to bed at 10 P.M. but got up to see fire.

Thursday, May 9, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

9 ~ 5 Clear & Pleasant ~ made call at O.F. [Whnsons ?] this morning –saw Mrs. Johnson & her sister with Margaret Alricks –son Charles with me we went to meetin in State House yard at 10 A.M. –remained but short time –Paid for Segars, Cakes etc, 22 ½ cts. home at 11 a.m. Dr. Chase called at 2 P.M. to see Daughter with his Instrument maker and measured child for Instrument . spent afternoon till 5 ½ P.M. at Boarding House when wife & Children & self called at Isaac Shunks in 10th Street remained 15 minuets & returned to our Boarding House –at 7 ½ or 7 ¾ P.M. I called at Dr. Shurpls office –met Chas Cheyney there and had talk with him for an hour & upwards –looked at Chamberg at Mrs. Perkin (a sister of Dr. S. who lives in his house) home at 9 ½ P.M. to bed 10 P.M.

Friday, May 10, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

10 ~ 6 Clear & Beautiful –at 9 a.m. son Charles & self went in Steamboat to Camden. I paid 10 cts. there and back & for sundries 4 cts. We called at Dr. S’s at Mrs. T. Packers Boarding House ~ home to B. House at 11 a.m. dined 1 ½ P.M. –then went to wharves. And to Bingham Kinzle’s to 3rd St to know something of him to Koons Williams & Co. ~ then to St. House yd.

May 10 ~6 Contd

& other places –was at Dr. J.T. Sharples office at about 2 P.M. he examined my chest –thinks me improving –Paid for 100 Segars $3.30 at Monteliers in Market St. by 8th Paid at Hodgson Smith’s Corner 6th & Arch St. for 2 oz "ascetone" or "wood naphtha" 50 cts. (v. ante No. 8.) AMT $ 194. ~ Home to Boarding House at 6 ¼ P.M. found Dr. Chase and his machinist there fitting instrument on little daughter. Handed wife $3.00 for use for child & herself on my return to Harrisburg tomorrow –Spent Evs at Boarding House & to bed 9 ½ P.M.

Saturday, May 11, 1844 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

11 ~ 7 Cloudy some Rain in morning –Clear & very warm after 10 or 11 a.m. Paid 4 days Boarding for wife children & self till after breakfast this morning in full to Mrs. Mary M. Keller $5.00 and she is to Board my wife and child here after at $2.50 per week. Said Boarding was at 50 cts a day each for wife & self and 25 cts a day for both children or that much for Chas and nothing for Mary. Got our breakfast at 6 a.m. & Cha & self bid good bye leaving wife & Daughter behind us for Harrisburg. Two little Black boys carried my trunks to Rail Road Depot – to whom I paid 12 cts. Paid Rail Road Fare for self $ 4.00 to Harrisburg (nothing for Charles) Paid sundries 13 cts. on way and omnibus fare in Harrisburg 12 ½ cts. arrived at home 3 P.M. AMT 4.37 ½ ~ attended to Luggage of a Mrs. Yeats she lost her carpet bag –I endeavored to find it for her ~ called on her at Wilson’s Hotel after tea –carried letter for her to Patrick Omnibus man for agent in [ ] –called at [ ] [ ] to see 7. Stevens Esqr for her. He had gone to Wilson’s to see her ~ found him there with her-Found Miss Matilda [Fahnestock ?] with her on my first call after tea – Invited Miss F. home on act of her having lame foot. Home 8 to bed 8 ½ P.M. Comd using Bal. flour made of wheat of Jno. Hoffman the 2nd inst.

Note: The next transcribed journal entry jumps to January 18, 1845.

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