Sunday, April 22, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

22-1 Cloudy all day , some rain, dampish, chilly and raw. Rev. Mr. Mitchell of Paxton church preached for our congregation in Hall of House of Rep. in morning 10 am and in evening at 7 ½ pm I was not there in morning except that having gone in whilst he was at the first prayer I found the room cold and unpleasant and fearing to set down there for an hour and more in ___ of my health. Therefore walked 3 to 3 ½ miles circular between 10 ½ and 11 3/4 am. Mrs. Rawn and Calvin at church morning and evening. Fanny not, being unwell with cold and headache. I was there in evening. Home at 8 3/4 and went to bed 9 to 10 pm.

Monday, April 23, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

23-2 Rain in last night and some this morning, chilly. Got my hair trimmed by Mrs. Rawn. Court commenced. I went into court toward 12 (noon) Went into Coverly’s Hotel with Thomas S. Wilson and Mr. Hoxie just before I went to court to look at plan for court-house by latter was in and out of court during the day. Attended first of a course of lectures in phrenology b y Mr. Fowler of New York on a complimentary ticket sent to me to admit a lady and gentleman for the course-son. Son John Calvin went along. Mrs. Rawn came in after coming from a farewell meeting in lecture room of our church to Rev. Mr. Blackford and his wife, who are about to leave as missionaries for Brazil. I did not go to latter though I should have been pleased to extend them that evidence of my well wishes because I could not suitably attend both meetings and found the height of agreement in favour of my attending Mr. Fowler’s lecture. I am a firm believer in the science of it maybe so called or practical and experimental evidence of the truth of phrenology- a committee consisting of John Wyeth, Mr. _____ (State Superintendent of Common Schools) and Dr. Bailey, the latter in my nomination to rebut 3 or 4 subjects from the audience to have their head examined by Mr. F. at the close of the lecture. Dr. Burn, T. S. Nelson, Rev. Mr. Miles and coach trimmer Lees here so examined, much to the satisfaction and delight of the audience acquainted with the subjects. The house was filled, lecture commenced at 8 and audience dismissed at 10 1/4. Rather long and tedious, though highly interesting throughout. To bed 10 ½ to 11 pm.

Tuesday, April 24, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

24-3 Clear, some winds and clear, fine, fresh, coldish and sometimes windy. Walked 3 ½ to 4 miles between 8 and 10 am and 2 ½ to 3 pm, and between 4 and 5 1/4 pm.

Paid segars &c .27, quart of molasses .15=42

Was in and out of court through day. Mrs. Rawn and self attended continuation of Mr. Fowler’s lecture (v. last eve) I came home at 9 3/4 pm before close of lecture. Mrs. Rawn at 10 to bed 10.

Wednesday, April 25, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

25-4 Clear and windy, some rain and spurts of snow at times and cold, squally.

Paid 1 lb. butter .31 twist bread 15 herring .6 = amt. 52 cents.

Attended funeral of William C. A. Lawrence Esq. at 10 am from his mother’s residence on Third St. He had been lying with consumption for a few months. Judges of the Court and members of the Bar moved from Court to funeral in a body we walked to and from the funeral.

Received letter from son Charles, Princeton, April 22, wrote in reply under date 21 by John DeWitt who returns to Princeton from home, where he has been a few weeks in consequence of sickness on the 27 inst. Also sending box of 100 segars and black cloth coat of mine altered and fixed up by sister J. Rawn, and daily newspapers.

Walked through the day 5 to 6 miles evening at home. To bed 10.

Thursday, April 26, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

26-5 Clear, fine, cold, made ice last night, some snow on roof his morning in places as I understand and on top of Rail Road cars as they come to turn in morning. Walked between 11 and 12 (noon) 2 ½ miles and 4 miles between 3 ½ and 5 pm. I attended continuation of Fowler’s lectures from 8 to near 10, when I left before through. Mrs. Rawn there, don’t know who with. Home 10 1/4 to bed 10.

Friday, April 27, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

April 27-6 Clear, fine, coldish but not so cold as yesterday.

Paid yesterday for 2 lbs. brown sugar at Bell’s.18
Paid this morning for 8 lbs. brown sugar at Robinson’s and Co..68
Paid this morning for 4 lbs. white sugar at Robinson’s and Co.40
Paid this morning for 4 lbs. coffee at Robinson’s and Co.60
Envelopes at Pollock’s yesterday.05
Amount $1.91

Handed sister Juliana Rawn for trimmings &c 10 cts.

Met with Judge Pearson and other members of committee at court room on subject of new Court House and adjourned to meet again at 8 ½ am tomorrow to examine plans &c. for new Court House. Walked through day chiefly in afternoon between 3 ½ to 5 pm, 5 to 6 miles, at North Street lot _____, where Sam. Burton leveling and grading out in yard. Attended continuation of Mr. Fowler’s lecture at B’s Hall from 8 to 10 1/4.

Son John Calvin and Scott Elder went in with me, home 10 1/4. To bed 10 ½

Saturday, April 28, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

28-7 Clear and cloudy, coldish.

Mrs. Rawn at Market for her sister Mrs. Beatty. Son John Calvin for me. He paid 2 lbs. butter 50 ( got by Mrs. Sally Knox for us) twist bread 7, and by his Mother 2 1/4 lbs. halibut 27, and dried apples 8amt. .92
9 1/4 lbs. veal and John Casey (cr).75
Excess on Market money in Mrs. Rawn’s hands8
$1.75

Sam. Burton has continued coming in the morning even since we quit using the furnace, jobbing around a little, always getting his breakfast and sometimes his dinner as he did yesterday except that he remained away on the 21 inst. and for several days after because he had lost my best screwdriver carelessly in coming from North St. lot 20 inst. Met Judge P. D. Mumma, John Briggs and Hamilton Alricks, Court House committee at com. Room from 8 ½ to 10 am and from 11 am to 12 ½ pm having been in court from 10 to 11. Committee adjourned to meet Monday evening next. I walked between 4 and 5 pm, 3 ½ to 4 miles. Rained some whilst I was out. Son John Calvin and self attended continuation of the Fowler lectures from 8 to near 10 pm. Home and to bed 10 1/4. John Calvin had gone home before me and was in bed asleep when I went home. These lectures have been crowded every night, 600 to 100 present .

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