Sunday, March 16, 1845 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

16 1 Clear & cloudy & very cold. Ice ¼ inch thick on Brine tub in yard and ice in gutter all day and afterwards ground hard frozen all day-self & children remained at home all day & Evg -wife went to Church in Morning-To bed at 9 PM.

Monday, March 17, 1845 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

17 2 Snow-snowing at 6 AM & at 11 ¼ AM time this Morn.-Made Cologne Water as following:

100drops oil Bergamol-121/2cts }
170" " Lavender6 ¼}
140"(2dr)" Sernon12 ½}47 1/2cts
2Grains Musk6 ¼}
1Pint Pure Alcohol10}

(added in margin: The original recipe said 60 grains musk but turned out to be entirely too much would cost at least $1.80)

paid for 1 pint alcohol 10cts for other for other uses for Syrup 12 ½ Amt 22 ½ cts~was

at Gov Shunks room at 4 PM met Geo W. Layng there. Wrote not to Mr. Jacob Seiler present referring him to my note of 7 inst unanswered on subject of Peacock Judgt. was at our church from 7 ½ to 8 ¾ PM where the Rev Mr Chambers of Phila was discoursing

on Temperance to the "Sons of Temperance" & a crowded house-home 91/2 PM & to bed at 10 PM.-clear cloudy & blustery afternoon

Tuesday, March 18, 1845 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Mch 18 3 Cloudy & very blustery all day. Snow at times Cold sometimes clear. Recd note from Jacob Seiler pursuant his reply to mine of 7 & 17 inst. pd J. Heisley for Mendg Mary’s DChase belt 25 cts~pd at Dr Mc Curdy’s for ½ Gal Sperm Oil 56 ¼ (v.14 alt)

Amt 81 ¼ cts. Was at Gov Shunks room from 4 to 51/2 PM. Met there Mr Layng, Hilton, Piolet, ex-Gov Findlay Nancy Shunk Mr Heckman of Senate-Spent Evg in parlour & of. & to bed 9 PM.

Wednesday, March 19, 1845 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

19 4 Clear & cloudy & blustery & very cold all day some spits snow at times. Therm about 42~snow very hard frozen & Ice all day-pd for 1 lb Butter 18 3/4for Beef 8cts. Amt 26 3/4cts~I walked 2 mis about noon & rode on horseback 6 mis from 5 to 6 PM. Nancy Shunk & Henry Petnken spent Eveng in Parlour till 9 ½ PM. I spent Evg in office till about 9 PM then in parlor-& to bed 10 PM.

Thursday, March 20, 1845 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

20 5 Clear & cloudy & very cold~very windy all day ice and freezing all day-some snow

about bed time this night. Therm about 40. Recd of Mrs. Rachel Schaffer for Trimbles heirs $4.93 in full of her rent to the 1st of next month.~spent day in office, Evg & to bed 9PM.

Friday, March 21, 1845 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

21 6 Clear & cold but somewhat moderated. Froze hard last night-Ice in gutters & other places all day-rode on horseback 10 mis from 10 AM to 12 (noon)-wrote letter to Gov Shunk & kept copy.~spent afternoon & Evg chiefly in office & parlour in Evg & to bed 9 ¼ PM.

Saturday, March 22, 1845 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

22 7 Clear & cold-not so cold as yesterday. Froze very hard last night-making considerable Ice. Paid for 2 lbs Butter (Cassell) 87 ½ for 7 ¾ lbs Beef 35cts for ½ Bus Cornmeal 25. for Sundries at Mc Curdy’s last night & this morng 10cts for a Curry Comb 12 ½ Amt $1.20. Recd note from Gov Shunk in reply to mine of yesterday. Paid at Ropler Store for 8 lbs Sugar 50cts (v. 11 inst) rode on horseback from 9 to 11 AM. 10 or 12 miles~Spent Eveng in parlour & office & to bed at 9 PM.

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