Sunday, September 9, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

9-1 Clear, fine, beautiful, cooler

Mr. Cattell preached morning and evening at 10 am and 6 pm. Rev. Dr. DeWitt in the pulpit in the evening and made closing prayer- church well filled morning and evening. Mrs. Rawn and self went to the New School Presbyterian Church in evening. Home 8 ½ to bed 9.

Monday, September 10, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

10-2 Clear, fair, pleasant.

Walked 2 miles circular between 9 and 10 am, and 4 miles circular between 4 and 5 ½ pm.. Met Board of Trustees of our church from 7 to 8 ½ am at Mr. McCormick’s office. Pew renting goes on finely and prospect of paying our debt brightening. Home 8 ½ to 9 and to bed 9 ½ to 10.

Tuesday, September 11, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

11-3 Clear, fine, coolish.

Paid 2 lbs. white sugar.22
Black tea .13, burning fluid .9.22
Paid County Agricultural Fair Exhibition ticket on entering about ½ peck of my sweet water grapes$1.00
$1.44
Paid Jonas Loudenschlager administrator of Caroline Hopple estate balance in full of my purchase money for Hopple lot.$391.50
V. 29 June last when I paid$43.50
and thus my mortgage against said lot
Dated August 30 1854 amounting on said 29 June to$67.50
Is satisfied as I bought subject to said mortgage $110.00111.00
$502.50
I received of said administrator at said settlement amount of principal and interest of mechanics lien bought by me of David Bowman 8 ult. For $20$55.70
Also paid for recording my said mortgage (v. May last)2.00
$57.70
Which $57.70 deducted from said391.50
Left balance due said administrator of$333.80

For which I gave him my check on Dauphin Deposit Bank

I thus made on the Bowman Lien fee $35.70

I also this day received acknowledgment in Court by Sheriff Eyster of the three deeds for the Casey Property (v. 22 ult)

Also this day entered into articles of agreement with Mr. Casey to rent him the whole of said property to 1 April next for $196, payable as provided by said article, to pave and connect with sewer.

Was in and out of Court through day. Herman Alricks, Montgomery Forster and self walked 3 ½ to 4 miles circular between 4 ½ and 5 3/4 pm, round by Harrisburg Park Grounds where County Fair being held and paid as at top of this page.

Spent evening chiefly at home and to bed 9 ½ to 10.

Wednesday, September 12, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

12-4 Clear, coldish.

Mrs. Rawn at market paid 1 lb. butter .18, tomatoes .10, sweet potatoes .15, apples .15 =58 cts.
Melons .7, smear case and twist bread .6, sundries .7 =.30
To John Calvin .10 for County Fair entrance fee Mrs. Rawn .25, ___ .6 =.41
Amt.$1.29

8 lbs. Beef of John Casey (cr) .72

Paid Peter Kipple, collector taxes Borough of Dauphin per 1860 to wit

On Boas and Rawn house and lot, county tax 25, state 18, school 35 =.78
On Rawn warehouse county tax 53, state .38, school .75 =1.66
On Rawn house lot by Mrs. Bickel’s county tax, .70, state .50, school. 1.00 =2.20
(v. Receipt book) whole amount$4.64

Was in court chiefly during forenoon. In afternoon Mrs. Rawn, daughter Fanny and self and Mary Eyster went to County Fair. We walked there calling at Mrs. D. A. S. Eyster’s. She could not go being unwell with pain in back- her daughter went with us as above. I paid admission for Mrs. Rawn as above state- no charge for the girls. I go in as an Exhibitor . We remained there till 5 o’clock or after. The Fair is a most miserable and ridiculous failure, being made up of all sorts of peddling shows, as big or fat babies, little old man 31 inches high, and other such trifling and out of place ____ which we did not patronize but as regards mock, implements of husbandry or indeed any thing really of a character to exhibit at an agricultural fair it was the most ridiculous pretense that could well be attempted and admission money taken for. There were a good many people there as curious as ourselves to look at some thing and one another for fun and recreation but not half as many as last year. We left for home about 5 calling at Mrs. Eyster’s on our way home. The whole concern as conducted is nothing but a false pretense and a mean one at that for some of the men engaged in it to get quarters out of people’s pockets to pay nothing really useful. I went for the exercise and variety all day was windy, coldish, and road there and about entrance very dusty. Galen and John Perry Seiler companions of our son John Calvin came home with him to tea. We all went to our usual weekly lecture at church lecture room at 7, home 8 ½, and to bed 9 1/4 to 10.

Thursday, September 13, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

13-5 Clear, fine, cool but not so cold as yesterday, windy all day but not so much so as yesterday.

Received of administrator of Margaret Burd deceased to wit of George Hain retaining and counseling fee $5.00

Received of John Cure county treasurer on purchase by me of Bates lot at his sale July redeemed by W. Barr’s wife who claims said lot. I received the allowed interest .82 cts.

Paid 4 lbs sugar .38, sundries and to John Calvin .18 = .46

Was at County Fair Grounds in afternoon for a walk from 2 ½ to 5 pm. John Calvin and his companions, the Seilers, who remained with us all night and today, at fair morning and afternoon. Spent evening at home. Rev. John Winebrenner died at his residence in North St. in night before last. To bed 9 ½.

Friday, September 14, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Sept. 14-6 Clear, fine, hot sun.

The Seiler boys with us all night and till after breakfast and left on cars for home at 8 am. Wrote to James McLaughlin, Duncannon, in answer to his received 6 inst., to Mary Lehman, Mechanicburg, Cumberland County, by received letter from James Porter Esq. Sept. 11

Was at Sheehy’s, Quinnes, Wise’s &c about Sheehy’s line between him and Wise. Attended the funeral of Rev. Mr. Winebrenner from 2 to 4 pm. He was taken from his house to the Methodist Church in Locust St. where addresses were delivered by Rev. Mr. Thomas, Rev. Mr. Shoemaker and there appeared to be an earnest and deep sorrow pervading the audience. He was undoubtedly greatly beloved by the people of his own church especially and many who knew him well of all denominations. Spent evening chiefly at home and to bed 9 to 10.

Saturday, September 15, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

15-7 Clear, fine, pleasant, hot sun.

Paid 2 lbs. butter .35, tomatoes .20 =.55
Potatoes and onions .60, sweet potatoes .15, twist .7, smear case .5 =.87
9 3/4 lbs. beef .87 and 2 1/4 lbs. veal (yesterday) .20 of John Casey (cr)1.07
5 lbs. dried beef at Dock Store.75
2 lbs. coffee.34
Amt.$3.58

2 tons Lykens Valley nut coal of Eby Byers

4 tons Lykens Valley nut coal of Eby Byers some weeks ago, viz. Aug. 10

(said coal paid to his son Frederick Nov. 3/60, present my son Calvin v. M)

Was at our church from 2 to 4 pm nearly to rent pews. Pollock, Warford and Sexton there. Mr. and Mrs. Peacock and Miss A. Clark, Mrs. Pearce sister in law of Mrs. Beatty my wife’s sister and her son Charles and Mrs. Beatty and her daughter Ellen here to tea and till 8 ½ pm. To bed 9 ½.

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