Sunday, September 16, 1849 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

16-1 Clear – very hot – sun. Very warm all day and nearly as warm an Ev. in Ch. as I have felt this season – I may at the Methodist Ch. Mr. Bol. – son Chas. along in Ms. there self in Ev. (superscript note: many [?]) Mr. Modgson [?] preached a discourse on the death of Mr. Jacob Mawl from “I am now ready to be offered the time of my departure is at hand.” I went by Mr. Beattys in Ev. and he & his wife went along. I ret. with them at 8 ¾ & remained ½ an hour – No. Ch. at ours in Mo. Rev. Mr. Morris of Silver Springs preached in Ev. wife son Chas. went there. Children & self pd. collection at Meth. Ch. today 5 cts. home 9 ½ P.M.

Monday, September 17, 1849 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

17-2 Clear & Cloudy – very warm – some Rain enough to law the dust. rode on horseback from 6 to 7 A.M. [?] visited Mills [?] at Prison from 10 ¾ to 11 ¾ with Emerson paid M. Kirk (Col) [?] my mater [?] Rent for 184 g [?] viz for front house $5.00 – Brick house stable malley [?] $3.00 AMT $8.00 – also mater Rent on Trimble estate $22.00 leaving $2 not pd on one of s T. [?] houses which I think should not be as there is this year only one Tenant in Gave [?] him Ck to his order on D Dep Bk. for so mater [?] Rents $30.00 Recd letter from Major Gen. R. Patterson “Phil” the Dept [?] pd. Pos. 5 – spent afternoon And Evg. chiefly home in bed 8 ½

Tuesday, September 18, 1849 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

18-3 Clear & fine – Much Cooler in forenoon rainy [?] barely laid by Rain Yesterday. AM work RlRd. Son Chas. & self rode in carriage between 8 pm & 11 AM [?] 9 or 10 Ms. circular having gun along and stopping in woods by Shoops Church to hunt Pigeons – stopt on return at Christn. Fortneys & brought 1 bag oats (3 Bus) [?] along Left Bag for 3 Bus which he is to bring in tomorrow morning when he comes to market. Hrive [?] $1.00 her Bag for which he has credit on afe [?] of Manure got by him. Spent afternoon & Evg. chiefly at home & to bed 9 PM.

Wednesday, September 19, 1849 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

19-4 Clear & Cloudy – Cool all day – AM work at RlRd. Paid for 2 lbs Butter 35 – Beef 1 lb 7 – Tomato [& squash?] 9 apples 1 Bus. Sweet 25 & 4 Bus. Peaches $1.93 3/4 for Peach Butter very fine Sweet Peaches. Amt. $2.9 ¾ Paid Old Mr. Berghaus for 50 lbs Brown Sugar $3 ¼ got of him this Evg. & carried home by our Man Mr. Mony [?] (1/4 apl. last for 176 lbs brown & 5 ½ lbs white sugar at other [?] sale)

Sept. 19 – 4 Contd. – Children & self rode in carriage from 2 ¾ to 5 P.M. 9 or 10 miles circular had gun along – one woman engaged in preparing Peaches for Peach Butter this afternoon. Mary Beattys Irish girl assisting – Mr. Mn Beatty went to Bellefonte this afternoon – there are Ma [?] & Juliana, sd. Beattys woman Ellen, one woman Cicily & my wife at it. They commenced about 2 PM & finished the 4 Bus. about 9 – to bed 9 ¼.

Thursday, September 20, 1849 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

20-5 Cloudy – a very little Rain – Chilly – A.M. work Rl. Rd. Had 114 lbs prepared Peaches, to which I put 30 lbs of brown sugar or about 3 lbs (instead of 4 as usual) to the 12 lbs of Peaches – we commenced boiling them at 8 ¼ AM & finished at 2 ¼ P.M. (6 hours) being about ½ hour longer than we boiled last year (6 Sept. 14/48)[?] – we have about 48 or 50 gls very fine Peach Butter the best to my mind we have ever made as I think we have always had it too very sweet. From 3 Bus last year we had 99 lbs cut Peaches – how from 4 Bus 114 lbs losing in weight in proportion to quantity 18 lbs last year we had 40 gls – now 48 or 50. It [?] costs – Peaches say 1.87 ½ as we took out perhaps a Peck or more for preserving rating [?], though I had about that over 4 Bus. the whole costing me (yesterday) $1.93 ¾ - cost of Sugar this year say [?] 30 lbs at 6[?]1/2 cents = $1.95 cinnamon say [?] 4 cts call it 5 for even money & we have whole costs $3.87 ½ or about 8 cts per gl. last year 6 ½ cts per gl. Yesterday chiefly at home except that I walked in the Eve. between 4 & 5 P.M. 2 ½ or 3 ms. about the town – on Tuesday Eve. I called on Mrs. Joanna Hale [?] for [Geo Wz ? ombe ?] about lot of garden [tnuk?] growing that she had got of Wz [?] when drunk for $9. Worth perhaps 15 or $20. I. [?] offered to pay her back her money – she refused at first but finally said she’d see about it. Wz’s wife called on her this mr. & she agreed to give it up again and I lent Mrs. Wz in presence of DAS Eysler & his boy Fredk. $2.50 to make up the $9. to pay Mrs. Hale the money she had given George. Spent Eve. at home & to bed 9.

Friday, September 21, 1849 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

21 - 6 Cloudy – Clear – fine – Pleasant. A.M. work Rl.Road. rode on horseback from 9 to 10 ¼ A.M. 7 or 8 miles and this visited Count & Mills at Prison from 10 ¾ to 11 am. Read letter from E.W. Chapin “Milton” Sept. 19 pd. Pos 5 [Returning super ?] sent to A Rhawn 19 inst. – Spent afternoon and Eve. chiefly at home and to bed 8 ½ P.M.

Saturday, September 22, 1849 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

22 – 7 Cloudy in forenoon & some little Rain – Clear & fine after noon – Rode in carriage from 10 ¾ to 11 ¾ am with children AM work rail Rd. pd for 3 lbs Butter 39 – Beef & liver 44 ¼ 1 peck Swt Potatoes 18 ¾ Handed wife 8 Amt. $1.10 Wrote to Robt. A. Branyan Petersburg Perry Co wCopy [?] pd. Pos 5 also to G.C. Buniman [?] Baltimore that I had entered apl. in Briggs AM. T. Co. that he might arbitrate , sent affdt. defence & af. [?] of my talk with Briggs. Son Chas. & self took walk with gun from 3 ¾ to 6 P.M. and shot large grey squirrel in Elders Woods towards Poor House ~ Eve. home to bed 8 ½.

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