Sunday, November 6, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

6-1 Clear – Fine – Cool – Wife, Self & children at church in morning Wife & Mrs. Wm. Sanders went together in Even’g. – I walked 3 1/2 or 4 miles between 2 & 3 1/2 P.M. Spent rest of day & Even’g. at home & to bed 9 P.M.

Monday, November 7, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

7-2 Clear – Fine – Cool & Sharp all day – I walked between 10 & 11 A.M. 2 miles & between 4 & 5 1/4 P.M. 3 1/2 Miles, Wife & self went to J.S. Espy’s Store at 3 1/4 P.M. where I paid Bill as following to him,

For 2 1/2 Yds. Of Casinett for Pants for Son Charles at 75 cts - $1.87 1/2

1 3/4 " " " " " " " J. Calvin " - $1.31 1/2

1 5/8 " " Cashmere " Coat " " " " (Remnant) 1.50

Patent Thread ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 9

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Paid Cash to J.S. Espy $ 4.77 3/4

On my return from Ev. walk paid 3 lbs sweet crackers – 25 cts

[illegible] – to children for Church & Saturday [illegible] - ­5 . Wife spending evening from 7 to P.M. with Mrs. Wm. J. Sanders I called for her today to go to Store at her sister, Mrs Beattys as she had requested me to go this morning before she sent over there this afternoon – I spent Ev’g. at home & to bed 8 1/2 P.M.

Tuesday, November 8, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Nov. 8 –3 Cloudy – Chilly – some spits of snow & rain – Went in cart at 1 – 55 P.M. to Portsmouth (9 miles) to sell lots - article with E. & J. McCrery [illegible] builders to convey to them my lots in that place Nos. 161 & 162 for $200 [illegible] $100 cash – I am to deliver them a Deed on Saturday next at my office & they then to pay the purchase money – said article witnessed by Augustus H. Shott a friend of theirs who with one Smith it seems irregularly purchased one of said lots at a Treasury sale in 1852 but got no deed because of irregular sale – see my memorandums for irregularity – witness of said lots as mentioned shall though others advertised to me I did not own – Jno. A. Wise & his wife in cart going down on their way to N. York to see Crystal Palace, B.F. Etter Esq. also in, also Chas. & Muench to whom I did a letter & Enclosure (being record in Clarke & Wallace case for W.B. Harkill Esq.) ([illegible]) – I called at Jos. Ross in Middletown & took tea at 5 P.M. left in cart for home at 7 1/2 & got home at 7 –50 P.M. Pd. Fare 60 down & up, to bed 9 PM.

Wednesday, November 9, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

There is no entry for this day. The next entry is on November 10, 1853.

Thursday, November 10, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

10-5 Clear – Fine – Cool. Rec’d letter Yes’y. from Geo. [illegible] "Donaldson Schuylkill Cy. Pa. Nov 7" wrote in reply today (v copy on his letter rec’d) wrote to A.P. Jacob Esq. Lewistown Pa. next copy [illegible] pd. Mary Bane 50 cts. in full for washing & Ironing this week, per my wife [illegible] some time refunded to my wife 75 cts advanced by her to Betsey Mason 4 [illegible]. Walked through day but chiefly in Even’g. between 4 & 5 P.M. 5 or 6 miles. Spent Even’g. at (inserted between this and previous line: "home & to bed 9 pm") except that between 7 & 8 PM. I called at [illegible] at Millers & Saunders Shoemakers ^ and also at Dr. Behneys Dentist for money he owed me – did not get it. Went to bed as above at 9 P.M.

Friday, November 11, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

11-6 Clear & Cloudy – Mild – Made thin ice in last night – Dr. Patrick McMorris, my client – of Buffaloe, Perry Co’y. & one of his sons called before & after our breakfast. I walked bet. 11 1/2 & 12 1/2 P.M. 2 miles & son Chas & self walked 4 miles between 4 1/2 & 5 1/2 P.M.

Nov 11 – 6 Cont’d. attended conference at B. Parke’s office from 8 to 9 1/4 P.M. at insistance of Mr. Parke & F.C. Carter Esq. about cases on our coming trial Sat. between Croft & the Insurance company. We examined Croft’s boy or young man who is to be a witness home 9 1/4 to 9 1/2 and to bed 9 3/4 P.M.

Saturday, November 12, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

12-7 Cloudy all day & some rain – Pd. 1 lb Butter 2 Beef & Liver 25 - about a peck Onions 12 1/2 – a pair chickens 18 3/4 Yesterday to Mr. Orth for mending Fanny’s shoes 15 and for Turpentine & Liquorice [illegible] 17 & also for a Blank Deed 12 1/2 at Schaeffer & Beck, & for [illegible] 12 1/2 the 10 [illegible] at Sutz’s or [illegible] Auction Room – this Even’g. at Rumforts Bakery for 4 lbs crackers 25 and to Sam’l Duff (col’d man & shoemaker) for soling J Calvins boots 37 1/2 in full, son Chas. & self being there for them at 7 1/4 P.M. Amt. $1.97 3/4 Sold & conveyed my two Portsmouth lots No’s 161 & 162 to E. & F. McCrory & rec’d of them $200.00 in full of the considerations money for said lots & a Fee $5.00 for Deeds only one of said brothers to [illegible] the Eldest was present I got Wm. Kline Esq. to come to my office & take acknowledgement of my wife & self & I paid him 25 cts for same [(illegible)]. I deposited said money in Dauphin [illegible] Bank $205.00 said Mr McCro[e]ry being along. My old client T. Barnet here accompanied by ^ one Jno. Davies (who gave me his card) a wine & liquor Merchant of Phil’a. holding forth at No 107 West Market St. between Schuylkill 5th and 6th north side to whom it seems Barnet is in debt and to whom for that reason he made written arguments of his claims in three several suits in this county & Lebanon against the Dauphin & Susquehanna Coal Company which I drew up & saw executed. J. Peter Miller of Dauphin here to engage my [illegible] services in another process to condemn the Harrisburg & Millerstown Railroad Company and agreed to give me $20 to attend to the proceedings (my wife present during one interview) I spent day at home till about 4 P.M. except being at Bank as aforesaid & then was at [illegible] office near an hour – at 4 P.M. son Chas. & self went to Sam’l Duff’s & Rumforts as aforesaid – home 7 1/2 – rest of Even’g at home – wife at Mrs. Jno. Wyeth’s from 7 to 9 P.M. to bed 9 P.M.

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