Sunday, September 21, 1851 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Sept 21 - 1 Clear & fine - as Yesterday - (cloudy in eve and some Rain) Wife & Children at Ch. in Morns. I was there in Eve. and took Mrs. Jon Wyeth home under my umbrella - home 8 and to bed 8-1/2 P.M.

Monday, September 22, 1851 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

22 - 2 Cloudy - Coolish - Cloudy all day - Paid 5 lbs crackers 25 - 1/2 lb cast Steel Soap 12-1/2 - and at Clarks Store (bought by my wife) for 3-1/2 yd. gingham 44 for apron for J. Calvin & 5 Yds Calico etc 31 for frock etc for Mary - Amt. $1.12-1/2. - Nath’l Morton Esqr Atty at Law of Taunton Bristol County Mass. son of Ex. Gov. Morton of Mass. at my office at 11 A.M. & 3 P.M. in reference to claims against Chas. T. James (now Senator of U.S. from Rhode Island) who constructed etc our Cotton Factory, in favour of Wm. Mason (of said Taunton) James K. Mills, Chas. H. Mills & Saml A. Elliott trading as "Wm. Mason & Co." (the latter 3 of Boston & trading there as James K. Mills & Co. and as such firm it is that they make the "Co" in "Wm Mason & Co." We concluded to issue a foreign attachment although I had some doubts of its effect after an assignment in Rhode Isd of the property to be attached & showed him the case of Mullikin vs. Aughinbaugh 1 Pa. Rep. 117 but he said he had made up his mind to issue it and directed me to do so. He goes to Lancaster & then to Reading on same business. I walked 3-1/2 Miles about 10 A.M. and Herman Alricks Esqr. & Self about 3 Ms. between 4-1/2 and 5-1/2 P.M. Recd letter from James S. Craft Esqr Pittsburg Sept 18th went to office of Secy of Comth [Commonwealth] on business connected therewith & also sent to Mrs. Shunk by my wife by her Sister Mrs. Beatty on same Subject, and wrote to Mr. Craft in reply that Mrs. Shunk says she burned Such papers -- at Herrs Hotel 1/2 an hour or more about 7-1/2 P.M. reading news, talking law etc with Milton B. Parke Esqr. - Geo. Paster etc, home 8 - to bed 8-1/2 P.M.

Tuesday, September 23, 1851 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

23 - 3 Cloudy all day & Some Rain & some Rain in last night - Paid Jonah Oglesby in full for Milk & Cream $1.01 from 22 last Mo to 22 inst inclusive (v RecptB) Recd letter from Miss Mary Ann Boyd "Spring Grove Sept 20" - Pd Prothy [Prothonotary?] Miller $1.25 for Writ - For at 33 Nov 7.51 Wm Mason & Co vs Chas. T. James (v. Yesterday) - wife Fanny & Self rode in carriage from 3-1/2 to 5 P.M. Mrs Eliz. Neidig & her son Solomon at office at 3 P.M. - Eve. at home Shffthell & his son C.M. in to get me to assist latter try arbn. [arbitration?] tomorrow - on behalf Jno Bitterman (agreed to divide the fee) - to bed at 9 P.M.

Wednesday, September 24, 1851 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

24 - 4 Clear & Pleasant - Coolish - pd 2 lbs Butter - 37-1/2 - rolls, yes y [yesterday] for Cough Med 10 - to Sanders’ Ostler Henry 5 for greasing carriage Amt. 58-3/4. Walked 2 ms. cir. bet. 9 & 10 A.M. and was at C. M. Shells office 1/2 an hour about 9 AM and assisted him from 10 A.M. to 12 noon to try case of Jno. Bitterman vs Danl Riegle no 80 Aug. 7 ‘51 in behalf of Plff [Plaintiff] at Stahts Hotel - wife, Fanny & Self rode in carriage from 2 to 4 P.M. Pd. Salt & Pepper 25 at McWilliams - Amt - 83-3/4 - Spent Eve. home & to bed 9 P.M.

Thursday, September 25, 1851 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

25 - 5 Clear & fine - Cool. Fire agreeable as it has been for Some days Sun warm - rode in carriage from 10 to 11-1/2 A.M. to warm horse he having hind Colic or belly ache all morning - at Millhouse Hydrant (Jacobs vs Boyd, now, Miss Riyasts house) with Plumber [?] Lutz at 2-1/2 P.M. - Paid Betsey Jackson 37-1/2 in full for washing & Ironing this week and at the same time 12-1/2 for Ironing last week (v 17 inst - thanked as pd them) pd H___?___6 Col d [colored] man Care 6-1/4 for riding horse - assafaetida 3 - Amt 53.

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