Sunday, November 13, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

13-1 Rain – wife and son Charles at Church in morn’g and wife and self there in Even’g – Rev Thos. Forster preached in evening – home from Church at 8 and to bed at 9 P.M.

Monday, November 14, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

14-2 Clear- Fine – fresh but agreeable. Received letter from W.B. Wieskill Esq. Phil’a. with enclosure ([illegible]) Rec’d. of Jno. Geo. Daniel Fee $5.00 in G.W. Hull’s office he receiving a like fee at same time & calling one in as his colleague to advise [illegible] in a business he has been some time concerned in. Walked 1 1/2 Miles about 10 A.M. and 4 Miles between 3 1/2 and 4 1/2 P.M J. Peter Miller here again ([illegible]) Spent Ev. at home & to bed 9 PM.

Tuesday, November 15, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

15-3 Clear – Fine – Fresh but agreeable – walked around by Cemetery by childrens grave about 10 1/2 to 11 1/2 P.M. 2 miles and walked 4 miles between 3 1/2 & 5 P.M. – rec’d letter from A.P. Jacobs Lewistown with his & my guaranty to their [illegible] of [illegible] enclosed, the same having been paid in full ([illegible] 10 [illegible] 9 April) wrote to James W. Griffith Esq. Dauphin Enclosing full draft of complaint by Geo. Kinter in Turnpike case & also full draft of precept to summon 3 Men [illegible] frequent with full directions in my said letter how to proceed [illegible] spent Ev. at home Mrs. Jno. Wyeth & Mrs. Pollock here to bed 9 1/2 P.M.

Wednesday, November 16, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Nov 16-4 Clear & Cloudy – generally cloudy & some rain after 4 P.M. Pd. 1 lb butter 18 3/4 – Meat & Sausage 40 – 1 pair fowls 15 – handed wife 25 pd. Wm Shearer tailor 50 in full for repairing brown cloth coat about 18 [illegible] [illegible] & cutting raincoat (?) pattern today the former 3 1/2 latter [illegible] – Pd yesterday for 1 lb [illegible] 12 1/2 & 1 qt burning fluid 22Amt. - $1.83 1/4 – pd. ­Jno. T. Demarest principal of the Harrisburg Academy $8.00 in full for one term tuition for son Chas. from 1 left cast to this day this makes 3 I have paid for. (v. B R) Rec’d of Geo. W. Emich (of Porter’s Furnace) for a Man’s Saddle sold him this day $3.00 in full – this is the same saddle I got with the horse I bought in the fall of 1841. Isaac Hall Constable of Middle Paxton called about noon. I del’d. to him for Ja. W. Griffith Esq. form for Inquisition drawn out at large (v Yesterday) walked 1 1/2 Miles about Noon & 4 miles between 3 1/2 & 4 1/2 P.M. wife taking [illegible] and spending Evening at Mrs. Wm. Klines & home at 9 P.M. to bed 9 P.M.

Thursday, November 17, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

17-5 Rain – Mild – Settled business with Jacob Houser about Heiker estate and rec’d of him by ck on the Harrisburg Bank $306.18 3/4 on [illegible] of Bal. due heirs leaving same amt. yet due which he is to pay by 10 Apl. next with interest if not paid by that time by Jno. Fox’s or Jno. Knepley’s [illegible] representation (or duplicate of agreement among my papers) I dep’d. said $306.19 a special deposit in Dau. Dep. Bk. For 4 Mos. at 4 per ct. interest (v. certificate) I charge said Heirs at least 1/4 of whole amt. as it was [illegible] on 10 April next for my services due I received of Jno. Cunkle carpenter & Sarah Ann his wife Deed for 2 lots of Ground in this Borough near the reservoir each 20 feet wide and 131 feet deep in a plot of 18 lots made for him by Jno. Roberts Esq. recorded Deed Book [illegible] vol. 2 p. 164 & paid said Jno. Cunkle to his Order in the Dauphin Dep. Bk. one half of the purchase money for said two lots being $175 and gave him my negotiable promissory not at 12 months for the remaining $175 – before the payment of which he is to satisfy a mortgage [illegible] him in favor of Aaron Bumbaugh on said 18 lots of ground for $700 ([illegible] April 1855) he and his wife came to my house & office at 6 1/2 P.M. where deed Ex’d. & ak’d. in presence of David Harris Esq. and my family - I pd. Esq. Harris 25 cts for sd. Acknowledgement and Mr. C paid me $2.50 estimated as half the cost of preparing Deed he saying he had been in the practice of bearing half said expense & purchaser the other half though our articles called for his paying the whole of said expense which it seems he did not adhere to when I read it to him & he signed it. I spent day chiefly in my office- I pd. for said Blank Deed & 2 [illegible] 12ct at Scheaffer & Banks Mrs. Govenor Ramsey of Minnesota, Mrs Jno. Minnings & Mrs J. Saunders spent Even’g from 7 to about 9 P.M. to bed at 9 P.M.

Friday, November 18, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

18-6 Cloudy, damp, & disagreeable all day – Mildish, very little rain – Paid Mary Bane yesterday 50 cts for Ironing & washing or rather washing & Ironing this week – spent day chiefly at home – walked 3 or 4 miles between 3 1/2 & 5 P.M. wife yesterday at some Musical Society at one of churchs and this Even’g at Musical Concert at Lutheran Church from 6 1/2 or 7 to 9 1/4 P.M. spent Even’g at home & to bed at 9 P.M.

Saturday, November 19, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

19-7 Cloudy & damp & foggy till toward noon – clear in afternoon Paid 2 lbs Butter 38 3/4 & 1 [illegible] Turnips 37 1/2 – 3 lbs sweet crackers 25 Amt. $1.01 1/4 at 9 AM I started with horse & [illegible] from Mr. Parkhills Livery Stable for Dauphin to attend on behalf of Geo. Kintner & J.P. Miller principal prosecutors to Inquisition again the Hbg. & Millerstown Turnpike road & put up at my client Kintner’s where I got dinner, attended to Inq’n. after dinner at Mrs. Eliz’th. Binkel’s Hotel – Peter Harker, H.C. Spusler, & Isaac Boyer

Nov 19 – 7 Cont’d. ~ the [illegible] men & [illegible] W. Griffith [illegible] Miller & Kintner also present – two witnesses examined we got through about 2 1/4 P.M. I handed a copy of the Inq. to Sarah McNeely gate keeper at Dauphin in presence of [illegible] [illegible] & they read her the law about not taking [illegible] there upon also del’d a copy to Tho’s. Harnish the Gate K. [illegible] about 3 1/2 P.M. I rec’d of J.P. Miller a heretofore agreed Fee $20 ([illegible]). Mr. Kintner has a little girl 6 or 7 years old lying at the point of death with inflammation of the brain – O! how forcibly she & all her symptoms reminded me of my Dear! Dear! Departed Mary – the [illegible] about of her arms, the dilated pupils of the now blind eyes, the feeble & plaintive whine, the [illegible] but weak & sinking pulse and her apparent unconsciousness of all around, Oh how they excited my [illegible] upon thee, and brought to mind the closing scenes of my dear little daughters [illegible] life – Shall I Lord! Be permitted to join that Dear child in the Courts of peace & blessedness, where there are no toil, nor sickness, nor sorrow, nor death, but where all in joy & peace & calm felicity – O [illegible] place, O blissful hope – Lord fit me in thy mercy & goodness and through the merits of a blessed Redeemer for those heavenly, blissful -----tions – I met Dr. Grayden of that place in the room, He is one of and I believe as I understood the chief attending physician

I found a very good whip as I went up just above Reeds old Tavern [illegible] for which I found an owner in a Mr. Worcester, an Engineer & Mr. Kintner – got home at 4 P,M. spent evening chiefly at home – wife at Musical Concert at [illegible] House from 6 1/2 to 9 3/4 – to bed 10 P.M.

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