Sunday, September 16, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

16-1 Clear, fine, pleasant.

Mrs. Rawn, self and children at church in the morning at 10 am and evening at 7 1/4 to 8 ½ pm. This the first evening this season of late evening church. A youngish man Rev. Mr. Myers preached in the evening. He is said to have been introduced to our Pastor by Mrs. James S. Espy. He may make an interesting preacher but is not remarkable at present. We had a very large congregation in evening. The gas it seems would not operate in the New School Church and we had a good many of them with us. Also Episcopalians who have no service at present. I called at Mrs. Winebrenner’s about 6 ½ pm to see John who cam home from Princeton on the death of his father. Also called in a few minutes at Mrs. D. A. S. Eyster’s from Winebrenner’s. Home from church 8 ½ , to bed 9 1/4 to 9 ½.

Monday, September 17, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

17-2 Cloudy all day, warmish. Was more or less engaged on Roger Sheehy business about the line between him and John Wise and was present when Sheehy served notice for Wise at his house by handing to his wife which I wrote (see copy in my possession signed by Sheehy)

Received of said Roger Sheehy for professional council &c. fee $9.00

Paid Public Ledger to 15 inst..06
Paid Daily Telegraph to 15 inst..06
Paid 1 lb. white sugar .11, envelopes and sand at Pollocks .11 =.22

Son John Calvin and self walked 1 ½ to 2 miles circular between 6 ½ and 7 ½ pm. To bed 9 ½ .

Tuesday, September 18, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

18-3 Clear, pleasant and warmish.

Walked 2 ½ to 3 miles circular between 8 ½ and 10 ½ am. Spent rest of day chiefly at home at Sheehy’s about 4 pm got his business accomplished to his mine. Spent evening chiefly at home and to bed 9 ½..

Wednesday, September 19, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

19-4 Cloudy and some little rain last night and this morning. Cloudy and clear after 10 to 11 am and warm.

Paid 2 lbs butter .30, sweet potatoes .12, melons, twist &c .19 =.61
Stove blacking .505
6 lbs. brown sugar.55
2 lbs. crushed sugar (white).24

Paid Peter Myers’ bill for shoemaking and mending from 28 June to this day both inclusive-containing 2 pair shoes for son Charles and 1 pair for daughter Fanny, mending &c. $8.32

Received of George W. Fry and James H. Leger by the hands of the latter on account of 1 month’s rent due 1 inst. $3.50

Handed daughter Fanny to buy singing note book .30

Handed son John Calvin to buy powder and shot .10

Walked 4 miles circular between 4 ½ and 5 3/4. Spent evening at home and to bed 9.

Thursday, September 20, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

20-5 Rain through last night, cloudy and some clear today, warm.

Paid H. W. Hoffman for 1 months’ milk to 1 inst. $2.40

Received of John H. Dickerson (colored) for professional counsel and services fee $5.00 and attended for him at Esq. Beader’s at 9 am in prosecution on complaint of his daughter Adella against a German named Benjamin Mayer for assault and battery. Considerable crowd present and the justice as usual considerably pompous, dumb, heady, cost seeking and trying to go it to please a crowd of Dutch and oppress a Negro girl and her father or to smother their rights, but by well thumping of earnest hands as to the law and his duty he "caved". He is a disgrace to the office. Herman Alricks Esq. and self walked 3 miles or so between 4 and 5 pm, and got into Dr. Egles’ office on Walnut St. On our return, quit in time to escape a heavy shower of rain. Spent evening at home, to bed 9.

Friday, September 21, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

21-6 Clear, beautiful, cool or coldish and windy all day especially up to noon or after a little.

Hired horse and carriage at Calder’s Livery stable and left town at 7 am. John Calvin and Lyman Gilbert along to go to Dauphin on business and also to Frederick P. Maus’s some 2 miles above Dauphin, and on gaming excursion. We got to Dauphin at 8 am called at my house (Mrs. Bickel’s) where our Solemn Mik (Mick) is living. There saw on William Seller’s engines on Dauphin & Susquehanna Rail Road on Hetterman business. We then drove to Maus’s some 2 to 3 miles higher up on the Canal and Rail Road where boys got some bread and butter. Jacob McCloud who lives there piloted us a mile and more to put us on the road heading along the base of Peter’s Mountain to Hocker’s Old Tavern, kept now by I . Armberger. We passes along good gunning ground saw some pigeons but too windy to hunt them well in the woods. Calvin shot one. Got to said tavern between 12 and 1 pm and got a lunch and fed our horse. I paid bill for all .50

Saw Mick in Dauphin on our way home and he agreed before said boys to take Hite’s place on his H’s Articles of Agreement to stand precisely in Hite’s shoes as to rent due and accruing. We got home at 5 pm and I paid Calder for John Calvin for said horse and carriage, cash, $1.50

3 ½ lbs. Mutton chops of John Casey this morning (cr).28

Spent evening at home and to bed 8 ½ pm.

Jump to date: