Sunday, April 15, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

15-1 Clear, fine, fresh all day- made ice last night. Rev. Mr. Davis of Middletown preached for us in morning from Galatians 6 ch., v. 7 and 8. "Be not deceived. God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap &c". I by no means concur with the views advanced by Mr. D. on this text. They were strongly and decidedly to the effect that the happiness and joy of the redeemed in Heaven would be considerably increased or diminished according to the lives they had led here before conversion or before being born again, and that by the doctrine of the text they were continually sowing the harvest that they must inevitably reap hereafter, even though they might eventually escape banishment from the joys of Heaven according to all their life long sowing. So that a man’s Heaven in this view of the subject shall be just exactly what his conduct in this life will surely make it. His views were stated so fully to this effect, pervading the whole of his sermon with some reference to examples and asking the congregation if they did not suppose that Paul and John would keep so and so from what we knew of their lives &c.

Now I hold that he sins of the redeemed man be they ever so heinous so long practiced will be separated from him as far as the east is from the west, furnishing no clay whatever to his felicity in Heaven and that in the case of the earnest and devoted Paul his sins and persecution of Christians and of the cause of Christ, before his miraculous conversion to Christianity so far from operating to the prejudice of his felicity in Heaven (if at all affecting it) will serve to give it a deeper and keener zest. In short it is not we by our good deeds and shades of varied conduct that will make Heaver nor the Harvests of Heaven, but Christ the Saviour of the redeemed, who by his once offering &c hath purchased for the ransomed that glorious and perfect inheritance. Rev. Mr. Lefevere the last time he preached here advanced the like doctrine on the same subject, if I am not mistaken from the same text. Same gentleman preached again in the evening at 7 ½ pm on the text respecting the 5 loaves and 2 fishes using the text as a foundation for the extended good to the accomplished under the blessing of God from small means and contacted influences. Mrs. Rawn, self and John Calvin there morning and evening. Fanny there in morning but not evening having a cold. I walked after morning church between 11 ½ and 12 ½ pm, 2 to 3 miles calling at David Peelor’s, new tenant in my Mitchell House, to see them about Sunday School. Met his nephew Mr. Gemmell there. Spent afternoon at home. Home from church in evening at 8 3/4 to 9. To bed 9 to 10.

Monday, April 16, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

16-2 Rain and disagreeable, raw and chilly all day.

Paid Daily Telegraph to 14 inst..06
Paid at Beyner’s for a copy of Cooper’s Virgil$1.50
(11th ed. 1800)
pd. Unger (RR Conductor) for small bottle bitters
Tincture of Iron, brought for me from Phila. holds about 4 oz..50
Paid RR Fare to and from York and sundries1.85

Paid J. F. Seiler term’s schooling for son John Calvin ending May 16th $12.50

Received of Charles A. Boas rent due 1 instant $87.50

Deposited in Dauphin Deposit Bank $115.00

I started in RR car for York at 12:50 pm got there about 2 ½ pm. Went to Washington Hotel and left umbrella and coat and then to John Gibson’s office where I met after I had been there an hour or so Mr. Daniel Erwin and Henry Ginter (v. 10 and 14th inst) where we remained in conversation and examination of papers about said Daniel’s business till 5 pm, when I started for depot which we left in cars for Harrisburg at 5 pm, got home 7 ½ pm made up _______. Spent evening at home. To bed 9 ½..

Tuesday, April 17, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

17-3 Clear and fine after 8 or 9 am. Joseph and - Daniel Wennich here in morning for 3 or 4 hours. I attended to business for them with D. Fleming Esq. , attorney for Corbett and Updegrove judgement, which said judgement and amount 1.12 for entry and tax. was paid by said Joseph to said D. F. in my presence in Fleming’s Bank and said judgment transferred and paper writing there afterward in Phillips office to said Joseph. I went with them to pay the court’s in said judgement to self in whom he served a notice to furnish Bill of Particulars of Costs and not to pay over till adjusted by court (v. copy of notice kept) as Dep. Sheriff Eyster was not able as he said to fix the costs____ his brother the Sheriff should come it was ___ they should leave them with me to be paid when fixed by sheriff. Joseph W. Left with me $23.76 for that purpose, with which I am to pay costs on said fee.

Received letter from Mr. Doyle and Bridget, his wife, Doylestown April 15 wrote in reply and kept copy.

Handed Mrs. Rawn for her own use $5.00. I walked through day 3 to 4 miles. Spent evening home. To bed 9 ½.

Wednesday, April 18, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

18-4 Clear, cold in morning nearly to make ice and cool all day.

Paid twist bread 8, 1 lb butter 25, halibut 25, yesterday and this morning.

12 ½ lbs. veal and beef $1.00 and small calf pluck 15, of John Casey (cr.)

1 lb. Mercer potatoes .50 or John Casey (cr) $2.23

Received young man, journeyman butcher, aged about 22 to 24 years named Mr. Hermandorfer

Retaining fee $5.00 in the matter of a prosecution by him against ______ and Louis Metzgar butchers for assault and battery and ___ action by latter against him for assault and battery. Examined his intentions _____. Rainhart Horning and one other at my office between 8 and 9 pm.

Mrs. Rawn and Mrs. A. B. Warford went to Philadelphia in cars at 1 pm about carpets for the church.

Daniel Wenrick (Worrich?) came to work this morning. We were engaged all day at building a small house (2 story) in corner of my yard on foundation built by George Mauly last fall. I walked 2 miles onto circular after tea. Home 7 ½ to 8 ½. D. W. remains with us all night. To bed 10.

Thursday, April 19, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

19-5 Clear, fine all day, nearly if not quite cold enough in morning for ice.

I attended sheriff’s sales in Court-House yesterday from 1 to near 4 pm and bid on Emerson lots, not sold but postponed to Wednesday next. And then next with several of the lawyers B. Peters and Daniel Wilt to Samuel Hohnman’s house to look at pilary [sic] by Wilt and Holman for a new court house.

Yesterday loaned to Mr. Casey, till 25 inst. $20.00

Paid 2 lbs. coffee got by Mary Gately at Bells .28

For a rat trap 25. Segars 10 = .63

Daniel Wenrich and self, Sam Burton at work all day as yesterday and finished said building at 5 pm. After tea Daniel and self walked to North St. House to look at summer kitchen roof. Home 7 ½ to 8. To bed 9.

Friday, April 20, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

20-6 Rain in last night and this morning before 9 pm. Daniel Wenrich engaged at Mitchell House on State St. all day till 4 1/4pm mending cellar door putting new cheeks and sill and patching door.

Paid 2 lbs. wrought nails, Kelkers.09
Paid burning fluid.09
Butt hinges (yesterday, Kelker’s) building in yard.07

Rode in ____ with D. D. Boas to said Mitchell house at 9 to 10 am after D. W. done at Mitchell House went out 4:20 to North St. House where Mauley has moved to examine summer kitchen roof. Did so and home 5 pm and fixed place for books in my office. Spent evening at home and to bed at 9 pm.

Saturday, April 21, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

21-7 Clear, fine, mild all day, warm in middle of day.

Paid 2 lbs butter 50, twist bread 8, halibut 21, beef and veal and calf ____ of John Casey viz. 25 lbs beef 2.25, 6 1/4 lbs. veal .37, calf pluck 20, calf shin upper end ____ 6=$2.88

Butter, twist, halibut above .79

I present to D. W. Wenrich 23 ½ lbs. of said beef including all the veal - $1.95 chiefly in consideration of his work for me at different times for which I never paid him anything as he ___ yet owes me more fees for professional services in relation to Nininger judgement against his property than all his work at the various times he has worked for me on his own hook only would come to and by agreement between him and myself 17 inst. he is to owe me $5 for the services of that day. He left for home this morning after breakfast having been with us boarding or rather eating and sleeping since Wednesday ___ last when he came .

One Otis Brown (?) (v. Aug 1857) being first time I have seen him called to see me today to know what fees ___Green had paid me for he said Green had charged him with $25 fee paid me. I showed him that Green had paid me $15 only but yet owes me by agreement due long ago ten dollars. (v. correspondence) Mrs. Rawn and Mrs. Warford returned from Phil. 4 pm

paid 2 weeks Public Ledger to this day .12

Liquorice &c.15

Very warm all day, thunder gust and rain between 8 and 9 am, I remained at home all day. Walked some at 5 ½ pm and again about 7 ½ pm in all 2 miles or more. Spent rest of evening at home. To bed 9 to 10 pm.

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