Sunday, February 22, 1846 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

22-1 Clear & fine - hard frozen in morn. early thawing through day after 8 or 9 am - wife [?] at Church in morning. I was there in Ev. but came home rest of day - home from Ch. 8 & to bed 9 P.M.

Monday, February 23, 1846 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

23-2 Clear & very Cold - Therm 33-4 at 8 am. 39 2 PM. sleighing fine - Snow mellting in middle of day - rode on horseback to Zencks Smithshop 11 1/2 am - got horse fine shoes moved home at 1 1/2 P.M. 8 ms circular - spent afternoon & Ev. chiefly at home. Judge Rahn in from 3 PM to near 8 1/2 P.M. Mary S. Clendenin called while he was in with note recd by her from Dr. Heber Chase & his card for (my wife) announcing his arrival at Coverly’s Hotel in this town Expressing a desire to see our litle Daughter back if agreeable. Dignified[?] it was and she was allowed to reply to him and to appoint 9 1/2 AM. Rec note from H. Buehler [?] 21 inst in reply to mine of 13 inst. tomorrow (vante July 30/44) & to bed at 9 PM.

Tuesday, February 24, 1846 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

24-3 Clear fine, Cloudy in Ev. Therm abt 40 - Dr. Heber Chase called with M.S. Clendenin (v yesterday) to see our little girl. - I attended suit against me by him at Ch. Snyder for his Bill (which he told me July 30/44 was $150 but which he sent to [?] on July [?] $79) at 10 a.m. - He appeared with Jordan Esq. as his Counsel finding which I went out and took Mr. McClure Esq. there more as a witness to what should be said and done than from any idea of there be any necessity for Counsel - He exhibited what he called a Book of “Original Entries” with his a/c or forwarded to Snyder but which at a glance it could be perceived would not answer the purposes of such Evidence generally - He was sworn by the Justice & I at once determined to save him from the mortification then and thereafter if not from some Compunction of Conscience of attempting to Sustain the charge against me as contained in his Book of “Original Entries” and before he was examined a word. I suggested my disposition to settle the matter for the sake of his feelings as well as my own wishes.

24-3 Contd - he gave a ready response and manifested considerable satisfaction - Mr. Jordan observed that Dr. Chase had said to him coming down the Boardway that he would rather settle it and would take $50. Although I was fully satisfied that to fancy Beth and he and myself called at Heislay’s in Even. on that subject. He also told me that the case of our child was known to so many persons that he felt authority of curing her and told me if I would bring her again to Phila. he would attend to her without charge - a copy of his Bill as furnished to Esq. Snyder’s Docket will be found in my Recpt Book with Dr. Chase’s Recpt. I paid Geo. Shoop $12.80 in full for 24 lbsw Butter from Dec 6/45 to this day both inclusive at 20 cts. per lb, and 1016 lbs Hay got 26 July last as $16 a ton (the 16 lbs thrown off.) by Ch 12 on the Dau Dep Bk. these articles are entered in my Bk of the days they were got and or paid them. Drew ck on Dau Dep Bk in favor of self for $50 and got money - Native Am. St. Convention to nom. Cand. for Canal Com. but in [?]- Dr. Chase a delegate from Philadelphia My wife and self attended large party at E. M. Pollock’s from 8 to 10 1/4 P.M. then home. Mrs. Hubley remained with children - to bed 10 3/4.

Wednesday, February 25, 1846 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

25-4 Cloudy blue - rode on horseback from 11 am to 12 3/4 P.M. 10 or 11 ms. circular round by Mr. Peter Becks where I called without alighting about [?] - pd Lawr. McCord through G.B. Henry for mitten order $1.58 1/2 while of his 6 [?] in cast of Sallade or Vanderslin not show his Book [?] went I could ultimately have defeated him entirely. Yet in view of his disposition as manifested by his note of yeserday and his conduct today in his apparent anxiety about our daughter and other signs of friendship and also in view of the part that he had rendered some labors as paid [?], found an Instrument, though without the least permanent thought to the child (who he told me in May 44 if I would leave her in Phil. he could cure) and though he had obliged me unnecessarily to incur great expense & inconvieince (v. July 30/44) & though I believe he would be liberally paid at $35 or $40, yet I felt disposed at once to tell the Justice to mark it settled and did so - It was accordingly so marked. I then proposed privately to Dr. Chase to pay it off with $40 cash as to pay part and give him my due Bill at 30 or 60 days for the residue & done this believing myself warranted under all the circumstances in making a bargain with him for cash if it met his wishes in preference to part payment at this time of the $50 agreed on. He proposed to split the diff. and take $45 and I accordingly in the Ev. in my parlour paid him $45. in full (v. my Recpt Book) He was in and out several times through the day - Suggested medificating [?] of the child [?] (v why Bill for Recpt order [?] July 16/43 [?] then 19/43) Spent afernoon & Even. chiefly at home & to bed at 10P.M.

Thursday, February 26, 1846 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

26-5 Clear - very Cold - Therm abt 33 or 4 all day in Entry and abt 18 on & in yard & yet thawing some in middle of street. Spent day chiefly in parlor except that abt 4P.M. I was at Muench’s Bakery & pd. for 5 lbs [?] 21 cts. pd for a quire of letter paper - 12 1/2 cts at Pollocks, for almonds 6 cts - 24 inst for Dauphin [?] - Amt. 50cts. Recd letter from sister Juliann Rawn Thornbury Feb 19 pd Pof 5 cts wrote in reply of rept copy enclosing them $5.00 by request &[?] to their letter in 8 [?] & 13 inst. Wife went to small gathering at Peacocks at 8 PM. & returned at 10- wrote note to Henry Buehler Esq. present & Rept Copy in reply to his in. 23 inst. Enclosed article statement as requested. To bed son Chas. & self at 9 PM.

Friday, February 27, 1846 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

27-6 Clear very cold - Therm. 28 to 33 in Entry 14 to 20 outdoor - rode on horseback from 11 3/4 am to 1 PM. 8 ms. - Thawing considerably in middle of street - called in afternoon to the Dr. E. S.[?] & Walker Thompson both sick & consumpted Sleighing first Rate - has been better & worse but constantly sleighing since big snow some 2 or 3 Sundays since - spent Ev. at home and to bed at 9 PM.

Saturday, February 28, 1846 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

28-7 Snowing finely all day - and in last night - has fallen some 2 or 3 inches today - Cold - Therm 33 or 4 in Entry 20-21 out in yard - Sleighing Elegant “finely” means in small particles - assisted wife about Baking heating oven - we have yet no girl (v. 24 [?] S. Peck left) - pd. for Liver & Sausage 15 for [?] Bread 5. 4 lbs brown sugar 32. at Hughson’s (v 19 inst) for Papers to 4 cts. Amt 56 cts. Re. of Peter Beck (client) 5 bundles straw for which he has credit - [?] for one my Dep. Book - spent day chiefly at home exercised in front room upstairs abt 5 PM. half an hour or more Ev. home - bed 10.

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