Sunday, April 29, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

29-1 Clear, fine, pleasant, fresh but milder than yesterday. Rev. Andrew Tully of Harmony, N.J. preached for us in the Hall of the House of Rep. morning and evening, in the morning from 15th-28th of Matthew "Then Jesus answered and said unto her O woman great is thy faith, be it unto thee even as thou wilt and her daughter was made whole from that very hour" and in the evening from that portion of scripture where Paul says "For I am now ready to be and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown &c &c. We had two very earnest, interesting and impressive sermons from Mr. T. who by his accent appears to be a Scotchman and is aged some 45 to 50 year. I walked after morning church between 11 ½ am and 12 ½ pm, 3 to 4 miles Much of afternoon at home, home from church in evening 9 and to bed 9 ½ to 10pm.

Monday, April 30, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

30-2 Clear, fine, pleasant.

Received of Eli and Peter Malay per latter 1 month rent due 1 May (v. 29 March) $7.00 and gave Malay wheelbarrow load or some 50 feet of boards to make garden beds, also nails and sent him my wheelbarrow -also had Robert Gale, coal man to haul loads of soil dirt from my lot at water basin to said Malays to make garden beds as above.

Paid Elizabeth Sharpe late ___ on years interest to 1 inst. on $500 borrowed of her 1 April 1859 ( v. 1 inst) $30.00

I paid her said money at Coverly’s Hotel in presence of her husband and my daughter Fanny. She gave me receipt in my receipt book and signed the receipt on the bond drawn by her husband. She was not paid for the interest on 1 inst. because not then nor since in town until now. (v. April 9-1 inst. bond and receipt book) I drew check in Dauphin Deposit Bank in favour of self or bearer of said money $30.00. Walked through day 3 to 4 miles, at North St. lot ___also at Hopple lot where ___ Miller and a man of Mr. Pugh’s were trying to get into house. Miller said a ___ had given him leave to get in to work at the house to rent it.

At 7 to 7 ½ and from that till about 9 ½ to 9 3/4 pm I met Judge Person and Mumma, John H. Briggs, Hamilton Alricks, Esq. at Commissioners rooms to examine Court House plans. Mr. Hoxie architect met to explain his plan to us.________

Tuesday, May 1, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

May, 1860

May 1-3 Windy, some rain after 9 or 10 through day. Committee on Court House last evening after deciding 3 to 2 viz Judge P. Mumma and Briggs for a court room upstairs. Alricks and self supporting for one down stairs, adopted Hoxies’ plan by the votes of all but Alricks who voted no, professing to be rather in favour and believe of Luther Simon’s plan. The fact is Mr. A. did not appear to have any decided views or knowledge with regard to any of the places but seemed to be under a lot of restraint or home disposition to oblige Wilt and Holman.

Deposited in Dauphin Deposit Bank a special deposit in gold for 4 months at 4 per cent interest $400.00.

Drew check on said bank for $59 of said $400 which they accepted as gold.

Received of James Daily 1 months’ rent due this day (v31 March last) $7.00

Paid H. W. Hoffman for milk 1 month to this day $2.39

Met Rev. John Ker of Lewisburg Presbyterian Church on 3rd Street and his inquiry of me as to survey the interior of our church. I got the keys and took him through it. We were strangers when he hailed me as above. He is a fine looking, graceful gentleman, aged about 45, and expressed himself as much pleased with our church and lecture room-particularly the latter. I walked 3 ½ to 4 pm between 4 ½ and 6 pm, was in and out of court through day. Spent evening at home, to bed 9 ½.

Wednesday, May 2, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

2-4 Rain more or less all day, mild.

Received of Charles Looker 1 month rent due 1 inst $7.00

Received of George W. Fry and John H. Leger- 1 month rent due 1 inst $7.00

Paid Recorder Peter Nummel for recording mortgage given by John and Caroline Hopple to me today. 1854 for $50 that day loaned them to build a house in her lot (never recorded till now) $2.00

Son John Calvin at Market, paid 1 lb. butter .31

Halibut, dried apples, soda &c .27

Wrote note to E. M. Pollack my next door neighbor about water running into my cellar from his premises and kept copy. I was in and out of court through day also at State St. House of Looker and Dailey, and auditor general’s office Walked through day chiefly between 3 and 6 pm, 3 to 4 miles. Spent evening at home. To bed 9 pm.

Thursday, May 3, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

3-5 Cloudy till 1 to 2 pm, clear and fine, warmish.

Paid J. M. Eyster, Sheriff per his brother D. A. S. Eyster, Deputy Sheriff, per my check to his order on Dauphin Deposit Bank in the care of Corbett, Updegrove and Henrich Merrick al. Vind. Ex. No 32 April 7 1860 the cost on said proceedings $16.04 (v. statement of said courts with Rupt. We had objected to the courts and they mere modified from $23.76 to $16.04 being a reduction of $7.72 on the Sheriff’s costs..

Paid John. B. Simon per Mr. Young for 2nd hand door masonry at my State Street House where Daily lives. .25

George Manly and self and Samuel Burton put said shed door between 4 and 6 pm I did about half the work especially the sawing as Manly could not see the scribes.

I walked back and forward through day twice to Simon lumber yard, to house between 3 to 5 pm Was in and out of Court through day. Spent evening at home and to bed 9 to 10.

Friday, May 4, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

4-6 Clear, fine, warm. John Smith __Cullen, and Samuel Eby acting for Adam and Mary Metzgar _____ for Joseph Gingrich and Co. in my office last eve between 7 ½ and 8 ½ pm. Setting _____ for Granitt got by Smith of G. and Co. Smith got a receipt in full for all ___ and gave note to Balance $289.17 at 6 months payable at Mechanic’s Bank (v. my letter file)

Received of Herman Alricks loan to him of 19 Oct. last$50.00
Interest to date in paid loan$1.58
$51.58

Received of John Shakspear and Mary his wife for professional counsel and services this day in suits 205 and 206 April 7, 1860 in Dauphin Common Pleas Fee $5.00

Daughter Fanny and self walked around in morning after breakfast by Mauly’s, Capitol, &c. Mauly hauled 2 loads of dung from street at my front door wheeled out of my yard by Samuel Burton to my Cunkle lot by water basin. Received letter from James Boyd Esq. Norristown May 2. Walked through day 3 to 5pm Spent evening at home. To bed 9 to 10.

Saturday, May 5, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

May 5-7 Clear, fine, pleasant. Paid 1 doz. eggs 12, 1 lb. butter 25, halibut 13, herring 12, dried apples 17, twist bread 8, to Calvin and Fanny .20 including change yesterday and for lime. ____ school tomorrow. Amt. $1.07

Paid Public Ledger 2 weeks to this day .12= $1.19

Repaid to Joseph Wenrich Jr. of the $23.76 received of him 17 inst. 2.00

Retained said balance for professional services, counsel, &c fee $5.72

Deposited in Dauphin Dep. Bank $64.00

Paid P. R. Freas, editor of German Telegraph by check on Dauphin Deposit Bank 3 year subscription to said paper to 22 Jan. 1865 $5.00

Also wrote letter to said P. R. Freas, enclosing said check and kept copy on sundry subjects.

Sam. Burton engaged yesterday till after dinner (got his breakfast and dinner) while working in upper end of yard. When he got through this morning I gave him 2 to 3 lbs of beef and lamb, and some cooked halibut and crackers and yesterday a plug of tobacco.

Paid yesterday for 3 lbs ___ crackers 25, segars 25. tobacco 3 =.53

Walked through day 5 to 6 miles, chiefly between 4 ½ and 6 pm, when John H. Briggs Esq. and self walked 4 miles circular. Spent evening at home. To bed 9 to 10.

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