Sunday, September 23, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

23-1 Clear, fine, pleasant.

Mrs. Rawn and self and children at our own church in the morning at 10 am and in the evening at 7 1/4 pm. Mr. Cattell preached on both occasion to full congregations especially in the evening. Home 8 ½ and to bed 9 ½ pm.

Monday, September 24, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

24-2 Clear, fine, pleasant.

Was engaged good part of the forenoon fixing our dining room stove. Was at Hopple lot about 2 pm to oversee boys hauling some kindling wood on John Casey’s wagon to my house. The boys were my son John Calvin, Casey’s son Mike and a "Moore"by ____they got on about half a bed full. I called at D. A. S. Eyster’s on my return and remained near an hour talking to him and Mrs. E. Was at Hetterman’s (Hopple House) 6 to 7 pm by arrangement with his wife this afternoon who came to my office in a great flurry having lost $15. She charged a boarder with taking it named [space left blank]. I examined him fully in report of it and he satisfied me that he was not the guilty party. It was also found that other persons had been in the house. Rest of evening at home and to bed 9 1/4.

Tuesday, September 25, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

25-3 Clear, fine, pleasant.

Received of Philip Hoke fee $2.50 in relation to the will of his father in law Peter Fox.

Spend day chiefly in office. Walked 4 miles circular between 4 and 5 ½ pm meeting J. C. McDowell on my way near the Pa. RR "Round House" who handed me $3 for money on pew in our church. Evening chiefly at home and to bed 9 or before.

Wednesday, September 26, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

26-4 Clear, fine, coolish.

Stove in our dining room in operation for two or three day. John B. Cox’s saw mill in this place was burnt down last night between 9 and 10.

Paid 2 lbs. butter .31, tomatoes .37, corn ___ .20, onions .12 =$1.00
Twist bread .7, 3 3/4 lbs. beef .34 of John Casey (cr).41
Paid at Eby and Kunkle’s for 6 lbs. brown sugar for preserving tomatoes.60
Paid at Eby and Kunkle’s for 2 lbs. white sugar for tea.22
Paid at Docks for 2 lbs white sugar for tea.22

Received of Philip Hoke 3 lbs. Mercer potatoes (fine ones) as balance of counseling fee $3.00

Mr. Hoke and his wife here about noon for an hour or so. I got her Father’s, Peter Fox’s, will from the office and read it to them.

Mrs. Rawn and self walked between 4 and 5 ½ pm by the round house, Harrisburg Park and Ridge Road 3 ½ or 4 miles circular. Attended usual weekly lecture at our church lecture room from 7 to 8 3/4 pm. Then witnessed grand display of Republican party "Wide Awakes" &c immense crowd. Speaker’s stand at Coverly’s Hotel Market Square side door, speeches by Frank Blair of Missouri, Todd of Cumberland County, S. Mott of Harrisburg, Carl Schurz of Wisconsin, who had just come from addressing a meeting in German in Brunt’s Hall. Schurz is a fine speaker, logical and of the keen and sarcasm and ridicule. He shows ripe scholarship and a intimate acquaintance with human nature.

Schurz was very frequently rapturously applauded. Rev. William C. Cattell, our Pastor, and several ladies and girls among them, Mrs. J. M. Eyster and her daughter, J. F. Seiler and his bride, late Miss Orth (they were married about 2 or 3 weeks ago tomorrow) Miss Dolly Warford and teacher Miss [space left blank] This first time Mrs. J. M Eyster at our house. She came in at my request seems to be a very intelligent and agreeable woman, and is certainly quite comely through in delicate health. I walked home with her and her daughter at 9 ½ or 9 3/4 pm. To bed 10.

Thursday, September 27, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

27-5 Rain more or less through day. I had another attack of bilious diarrhea in last night. Was up at chamber 3 or 4 times. Had one Monday night last or Sunday night. Have spent day at home in office.

Paid 6 lbs. brown sugar at Eby and Kunkels’.54
Spices, mustard, pepper &c..59
2 dozen corks at Lutz’s Dry Store.12

Mrs. Rawn assisted by Sam. Burton engaged making tomato catsup from recipe in my "Our Gatherers" page 99 taken from Presbyterian of August 20/59 to wit, ½ bushel of ruined tomatoes, 1 quart good vinegar, 1 lb. salt, 1/4 lb. black pepper, 2 ounces of African cayenne, 1/4 lbs. allspice, one ounce clove, 3 boxes (3/4 lb) mustard, twelve cloves of garlic, six good onions, two pounds of brown sugar and a hand full of peach leaves. Boil for 3 hours constantly stirring to keep from burning. When cool strain it through a fine sieve or coarse cloth and bottle it for future use. Improves with age and will create and give zest to appetite.

Mrs. Rawn did not follow this exactly, did not skim tomatoes did not mix before commenced boiling, but looked and strained it first and then boiled straining with spices &c. We had 23 bottles averaging a pint or a little over. I think we omitted the cloves by oversight and should have boiled down nearly one third more. The above is presented in the Presbyterian to be taken from the Columbus (Georgia) Sun. I mention these omission that if not exactly right we may know of them here after. We put it into the bottles hot and corked right off and sealed with sealing wax.

Paid my pew rent for 4 months to 1 next month on Pew No. 34 in the Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg (of which I am Treasurer) by charging myself therewith on the Treasurer’s Books. $15.00

Also the premium bid by me on the rental at a public sale 8 inst. of said pew $2.00


As there is a balance of $17.32 or thereabouts due me as such treasurer on my treasury on account to said receipt I simply charge myself with said pew rent and premium having taken a credit for said balance. Spent evening at home and to bed 8 ½ .

Friday, September 28, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

28-6 Clear, fine, pleasant.

Mrs. Hetterman got our hog slop this morning for first time.. Pople has been getting it. Received letter yesterday from son Charles, Princeton Sept. 25. Walked 4 miles between 9 ½ and 10 ½ and the same distance between 4 and 5 ½.

Paid for begonia.10
Paid Mr. Hummer for 10 gals. cider vinegar (v.4 Aug)1.60

Evening at home and to bed 9.

Saturday, September 29, 1860 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

29-7 Clear, cold in the morning, fine, coldish all day.

Paid 2 lbs. butter .24, sweet potatoes .12, twist .7, 2 ½ lbs. beef .20 of John Casey (cr)

Cloves .9, 2 lbs. coffee .34 Amt. $1.16

Received of James Daily per his wife 1 month’s rent due 1 inst. $7.00

Walked through the day 4 to 6 miles, chiefly between 4 and 5 ½ pm and called at Mrs. James Roberts’ on North St. to correct mistake about omitted premium of pew.

Met Board of Trustees of our church at McCormick’s office 7 to 9 1/4 pm. To bed 10 pm.

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