Sunday, November 20, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

20-1 Clear – Mild – warm, self, wife and children at church in morning and wife there in evening. I spent day & Evening chiefly at home except that between 1/2 & 3 P.M. I walked 3 1/2 miles circular C.C. Hynicks buried this afternoon having died suddenly at the Lutheran Church Friday Ev’g. to bed at 9 P.M.

Monday, November 21, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

21-2 Cloudy, Soft, Mild – Nancy Olvis [illegible]& daughter, Geo. Wheeley, Geo. Kaylor, Henry Wagner, C.M. Shell, Esq., & [illegible] at office befor and at and a little after breakfast time, Rec’d of C.M. Shell Esq. as a retaining Fee $5.00 to act with him as Counsel for one Jacob Horner as son of E. Horner on a charge against him of Fornication and bastardy ^ Shell said he had rec’d $10 of Horner ~ rec’d of Nancy Olvis Fee $4.00 in the matter of a prosecution against her daughter Margaret for assault and Battery spent day chiefly in [illegible] of court & Ev. at home & to bed 9 P.M.

Tuesday, November 22, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

22-3 Cloudy – Soft - Very disagreeable – damp – muddy – sold my Harness bought of Sam’l. W. Hays in 1847 I think perhaps in July to Geo. Wenrick for $8.50 del’d it to him & rec’d the pay I sold him the Blind Halter, Collar, & Saddle harness; that is I kept the lines – ([illegible] when I sold him a saddle) Rec’d of Jacob Horner by [illegible] of his bail Martin Schaffner [illegible] together at time in Proth’ys office [illegible] Fee $5.00 and my colleague C.M. Shell at same time & place rec’d of same, same fee – Son Charles commenced 4th term at Harrisburg Academy yesterday – paid for him today at Wyeth’s Book Store for "Davie’s [illegible] " being Elements of Geometry & Trigonometry by A.M. [illegible] $1.25 and for Kattschmidt’s Latin Dictionary $1.25 Amt. $2.50James Ennis del’d man here today wheeling dirt & coal ashes out of my yard – I was engaged from 2 or 2 1/2 to 4 P.M. or later in attending to taking of Depositions at [illegible] Kline’s

Nov. 22-3 cont’d. office but before H. Bader Esq. (K. being at Pittsburg) in [illegible] cases with Insurance Companies – I app’d then at request of B. Parke Esq. & Croft – they were both there [illegible] McAllister, J.A. Fickes Esq., [illegible] I was afterwards engaged in Court with James Fox Esq. for [illegible] in prosecution against Margaret Olvis for assault & Battery from about 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 P.M. wife at Madame Sontag’s concert at Wyeth’s Hall from 6 1/2 or 7 P.M. (inserted below line: " to 9 1/4 P.M.") a ticket furnished I believe by Mrs. Brooks I spent Even’g. at home & to bed at 9 P.M.

Wednesday, November 23, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

23-4 Cloudy – Soft – very muddy, Clear & cloudy afternoon Pd. [illegible] for bushel turnips got 19 [illegible] not pd. then because I did not see him when he brought them over, also pd. Stouffer for [illegible] sharp of some weeks since not paid then as I had not change, (these however were marked as pd. at time) paid for 1 Qt. Burning fluid 22 got by Chas with wife, money [illegible] pd. for 1 lb liver 6 ~ Amt. 28 cts – Rec’d of [illegible] Williams by his check of 22 [illegible] to my order in [illegible] [illegible] on Fri. 21 Nov. ’53 Ja’s Hazlett or C.B. Henry $223.37 Debt. [illegible] Fee viz Debt & Int. $219.37 (Int. counted to inst. time of Sale) Atty’s Fee - $4.00 & wrote to my said Client James Hazlett Baltimore of s’d. payment [illegible] Copy dep’ds [illegible] on Money in Dauphin De. Bk. $223.37 & also rec’d credit on my BK Book as of ticket for Dividend $15.00 for 6 mos. on my $300 of stock – was in [illegible] of Court through day – walked 4 miles or more up & down River Road between 3 /14 & 5 1/4 P.M. spent Even’g. at home with children as wife at Meeting & to bed 9 P.M.

Thursday, November 24, 1853 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

24-5 Clear – Cloudy – Windy – much colder by noon & quite cold in evening – Public "Thanksgiving Day" – Wife, J. Calvin & Fanny at church in morning – Chas. & self called at Sam Duff’s. Wrote to W.A. Shannose Esq. Washington City pd. pos. & kept copy in reply to letter rec’d of him [illegible] – Chas. Fanny, & their mother away to dinner – Former at his Aunt Beatty’s, at W.F. Sanders where they spent afternoon I believed & remained to [illegible] – J. Calvin & self dined & supped at home – Chas also home at supper – Chas went to his teachers, Mr. Demarests at 6 3/4 P.M. to review his Latin. I wrote to Wm. M. McClure & Bro. In reply to theirs of 19 with said letter & pd. Pos. 3. I walked 4 miles up River across and down Canal between 3 1/2 and 5 P.M. It seems Fanny and her mother took tea at her sister Beattys – they came home about 6 and wife then went to Jno. Wyeths & remained till 8 1/2 P.M. children & self spent Even. at home – To bed at 9 P.M.

Note: The next transcribed journal entry jumps to July 16, 1856.

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