Sunday, October 30, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

30-1 Clear, Cloudy – Cool, wife, children & self at ch. in morn’g. & wife & self there in evening – I walked after dinner between 2 & 3 1/2 P.M. 4 miles partly the same way Cha’s & Self walked yesterday – Rev. Mr. [illegible] preached at our ch. in even. home 8 1/2 & to bed 9 P.M.

Monday, October 31, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

31-2 Clear – Cold in M’g. – heavy white frost, Fine. I walked about 10 AM 1 1/2 or 2 miles, [illegible] & between 4 & 5 PM 3 1/2 miles. Dr. [illegible] [illegible] Burnett of [illegible] Somerset Co. an old acquaintance of mine called. He wanted to see about office of Sealer of Weights & Measures & I called with him on Mr. Schaeffer who holds that office in this county. Introduced him to [illegible] Chritzman and

Oct. 31-2 Cont’d. went with him to the Hill to see Gov. Bigler who we did not find at the Ex. Chamber & did not see. Jno. McCreery a youngish tall man of Portsmouth in this Co. called to see what I should take for my Col. there – I asked him of the lowest cent in $200 for both of flats no. 161 & 162 being those owned solely by me. Chas. Carter(?) & Downing(?) jointly 177 & 178. Pd. Dan’l. Mills of the firm of McKinley Bigler & Mills $1.63 in full of all demands for 136 feet plank for [illegible] Gutter across my front house. I went ( w B & R) He was standing at [illegible] gate of Henry’s Grocery and we walked into C.F. Hackulen’s shop just where I paid him. He said he wished I’d pay him for the other lumber in said house got by my contractor Sam. Coleshank (?), he said he never got any money on that yet. I told him in [illegible] if he would pay me what I should lose by Sam. not complying with his contract with me. I might talk to him about that [illegible] and I told him I should lose from two to 400 Dol. of him in completing my work. If I had to finish it (this is dependent of all [illegible] question of share of damages) if [illegible] the carpenter here from 7 3/4 to 10 P.M. talking about our [illegible] we have not yet [illegible] of his [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] very high and more than all he can only promise to finish them by spring certainly [illegible] Pd. [Illegible] I told him that we want them finished at outside by Middle of Dec’r. – to bed 10 ¼

Tuesday, November 1, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Nov’r. 1 –3 Clear, Fine – Heavy White Frost – Cool in Morn’g, pleasant and very fine through day – rec’d letter from my client Geo. Sheesley (?) [illegible] Schuylkill Coy. Oct 27th wrote to him in reply pd. Pos. 3cts. Walked through the day but chiefly in Ev. between 4 & 5 P.M. 5 or 6 miles – Argued with Jno. Cunkle (carpenter) verbally to buy two lots of him by reservoir each 20 ft front by 131 ft deep for $175 each. Spent Evening at home. H.F. Smith (the carpenter) here an hour or more and we agreed for him to build our stairs. ([illegible] of said agreement) witnessed by my son Chas. – to bed at 9 3/4 P.M.

Wednesday, November 2, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

2-4 Clear – Fine – Pleasant. Pd. Yesterday for 1 qt. Burning (?) fluid 22 ([illegible]), this day for Sausage & Pudding 31 for 1/2 a Bu. Cornmeal 32 – Mustard 6 1/4 – 4 lb. Cracker 25 - [illegible] Orth for putting a patch on my boot 6 1/4 to Mary Bane for washing & ironing this week. Amt $ 1.72 1/2. I walked through day but chiefly between 4 & 5 P.M., 5 miles or more – called in for an hour or about 3 P.M. at Wm. P. Beatty’s Mrs. Hamilton [illegible] in while I was there – I left her there – spent Even. at home & to bed at 9 p.m.

Thursday, November 3, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

3-5 Clear till 10 or 11 AM then cloudy & some little rain mild Spent day chiefly at home – walked through day that is 1/2 an hour about 10 am & 1/2 an hour about 4 1/2 P.M. Mrs. Wo. Wyeth spent evening from 7 to 9 1/4 P.M. my son Chas went home with her, to bed 9 1/2.

Friday, November 4, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

4-6 Clear, Fine, Pleasant, Fresh & Cool all day, Betsey Mason (Col’d. Woman) here cleaning house to [illegible] my office & the kitchen from 7 1/2 AM. to after 4 PM. About 3/4 day – pd. her for the work 75cts It would have been [illegible] but my wife paid her in my absence and although she charged but 75 for a full day, wife paid her as aforesaid for 3/4 day because she suggested calling it a day. I walked bet. 9 1/2 & 11 A.M. 2 miles & bet. 3 1/2 & 5 P.M. 3 Miles. Pd J.R. Ely for 2 Tons of [illegible] Coal $6.50 in full delivered yesterday ([illegible]) I have now in except what we have burned in the fall about 15 ton of coal in all – say 8 to 9 tons of Hard W. Coal & 6 to 7 tons of [illegible] battery Coal, 6 tons of which I got the 16th & 17th left and half a ton & more remained over from last year - also from 3 to 4 tons of hard coal from last year - spent Even. at home & to bed 8 pm.

Saturday, November 5, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

5-7 Clear – Fine – Cool – Pd for 1 lb. Butter 25, Beef Sausage 28 two corn [illegible] 30 – To son Chas for Shot 10 Amt. 93 I walked 2 1/2 miles between 10 & 11 A.M. Saw Mr. Updegrave carpenter and told him I thought I would have to try and get my [illegible] built sooner than he was willing to engage to them [illegible] by spring – he may [illegible] satisfied – Said he could not engage to do them sooner and that if I could not do any better I might at him than he would do them for me. Got my hair cut at 4 P.M. by H. H. Price (barber) this being one of two hair cuttings he was to give [illegible] am [buying] in addition to the $4.00 cash for the [illegible] he bought (u. 26 ult.). Son Chas & Charley B_(illegible) gunning today. Spent evening at home and to bed at 8 1/2 P.M.

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