Sunday, October 23, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

23-1 Clear. Fine. Pleasant. wife self & children a new church in morning Rev. Mr. [?] of Carlisle preached. I walked before going to ch. by 11 a.m. round by Cemetery. daughter Mary’s grave. I was at the Methodist ch. in Even. Rev.Mr. Alfred Cookman their pastor preached a very excellent discourse though rather lengthy being on the Ultra Blue Stacking order in that perfect from 65 to 70 minutes long. home 8 to bed 9 P.M.

**Snow!!! [written in different handwriting, probably child’s]

***Snow. [written in different handwriting, possibly left-handed]

Monday, October 24, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

(October 1853)


Rain in morning till [illegible] 10 am – then commenced Snowing & snowed on till Evens – very large flakes a good part of the time. 3 or 4 Inches deep on the fence and would have been I judge 5 or 6 In. deep if not melting with the rain as it fell – There is quite a [illegible] with it now at [illegible] PM. Paid Sumner(?) & Sprague per G.O. Glenn $[ill.] 22 in full of all demands. [(illegible)] – This is for a large glass(?) then got in place of one Mr. Cruikshank had broke(?) which of some mistake of Mr. Sprague at that time in ciphering about the [illegible] was not fair The Bal. Of $11.74 that is $11.74 + 66 = $11.74 – 5.88 = $5.86 This $5.86 ought to be paid [illegible] & the discrepancy I cannot [illegible] now [illegible] to examine the account for. Anna Ennis cleaning 2nd story of front building from [illegible] 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. wife assisting her Mary Bane working(?) as she had none done [illegible] & [illegible] new hard cleaning their stove (per one Mrs. Faunce) and getting hot [illegible] here – I attended stove to keep all parties in hot [illegible] till about [illegible] or 3 P.M. when I got engaged with A.F. Smith (here to look about [illegible]) and said G.O. Glenn they(?)

Oct. 24 – 2 cont’d. the inattentive 3 or 4 women let the fire go almost out & I had some trouble to get things right again. Quite slushy in Ev. Pd. 1 Qt. Burning fluid 22 ([illegible]) Handed Children (illegible) for Ch. 4 Aunt(illegible) spent Even. At home to bed 9 P.M.

Tuesday, October 25, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

25-3 Clear. Wintry appearance – Roof covered with Snow. Streets & Walks quite slushy – made thin Ice on tub of water in our yard last night – I walked between 3 & 4 P.M. to [illegible] Basin & round it 20 times the Distance round it being 14 yds. [illegible] – walked round it 428 yds and in all till about home about 3 1/2 miles – home at 4 1/4 spent Ev. at home. Mrs Jno Wyeth in from 7 to 9 P.M. Chas went home with her. To bed 9 1/4 P.M. Considerable snow on ground and (the following written between lines: [roofs of houses in Evening.]

Wednesday, October 26, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

26-4 Clear & Cloudy – raw, milder than Yest. Snow melting but considerable yet along the fences and on the roofs of the houses up to 4 Fn. P.M. Bought Yest. At Boas & Newhard 1/2 doz silver plated tea spoons for common $1.25 to be [illegible] at the payment of their next quarter Rent. Po. 2 lbs Butter 40 [illegible] 20 cabbage 6 = about 66 cts – Paid Mary Bane $1.00 for working & ironing (written above: [{illegible} before]) last & this week & the [illegible] for the Bus. Potatoes 37 1/2 Handed my wife to buy Gum & thick soaled shoes for herself $2.00 [illegible] of the L.A. Grissinger (a shoemaker that works for C.C. Hynicks) $4.50 in full for a secondhand ^coal stove and Pipe sold & del’d. to him – [illegible] also of H.H. Price (barber) on the 18 or 9 [illegible] $4.00 for a cast iron air Light ^ wood stove being a stove I got with the Dr. Mills property [illegible] after expenses. The other has a stove I got at Fishburns [illegible] some two or three years ago. G. got his this evening & had the [illegible] of a wheelbarrow to take it home – [illegible] got his I think the 18 [illegible] same on next day. I walked bet. 3 1/4 & 4 1/2 mi. [illegible] cir. up the River & across Slate (?) Road to Canal & down. Spent Ev. at home wife at meeting [illegible].

Thursday, October 27, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

27-5 Rain more or less through the day – Mild – I spent day chiefly at home and evening also & to bed at 9 p.m.

Friday, October 28, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

28-6 Clear & Cloudy – Mild – Rec’d. of John Hauser for his father John Weldon Hauser $8.50 rent for my house due under an article the 1st of next month and this pays the rent to 1 January next, though on the 1 Dec’r. he must pay another month of $8 1/2. Rec’d. of one Dan’l Hacker of Middletown $8.00 in for a 2nd hand Cooking stove bargained with his wife for the 13th inst. He paid $5 of said $8 to my wife a few days since (inserted phrase; [illegible]) this is a [illegible] saddle bags stove as they are called, which I got of Jno. Jauss(sp?) some ten years ago perhaps, it is a good one of the kind and in very good order I was at [illegible name] Carpenter shop half an hour or more about (10 1/2) or 11 1/2 AM – Pd. Anna Ennis per her husband James Ennis 50 cts in full for cleaning front house in 2nd Story 24 [illegible] Paid at Andrew Krause’s for 25 Segars 37 1/2 Amt. 87 1/2 – walked 4 miles or more between 3 1/2 & 4 1/2 P.M. spent Ev. at home & to bed 9.

Saturday, October 29, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

29-7 Clear – Fine – Pleasant – Cloudy in Even. Pd. 1 lb butter 20 cabbage 20 2lb Sausage 18 3/4 – 2 pair chicken 30 1 peck buckwheat meal 40 – 10 qts cornmeal 30 rolls 6 1/4 to Stouffer for sharpening wood saw 12 1/2 = Amt $ 1.77 1/2 – spent day chiefly at home except that son Chas. & self walked 4 miles or more between 3 1/2 & 5 P.M. up the River across State Road to Canal & down road other side of Canal home. [illegible] & to bed 9.

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