Sunday, September 20, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

20 – 1 Cloudy – coldish – I walked 3 ½ to 4 miles between 9 and 10 ½ a.m. and did not go to church – Mrs. R & children there in morning – all of us there in the Evg. – Mr Cattell preached with timer – home 8 ½ & to bed 9 ½

Monday, September 21, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

21 ~ 2 Clear & Fine – Coolish. Dr. Charlton and Capt Clement went to Phila.. in last night – I was in and out of our office through the day walked through day 3 ½ to 5 Miles – Spent Evg at home and to bed 9 ½

Tuesday, September 22, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

22 – 3 Clear – Fine – Cool – Fire rather comfortable – Spent day with Board of Enrollment – Dr. Charlton & Capt Clement came home early this morning – I Recd. of cold. Man Jno. Williams26 1 mos Stable Rent $1.00

Said rent for Month of August for

Stable on North Alley Bal. of Rev. Basil Markall (v2 ult) He owes yet for the present mo. which he is to pay in a few days. I am to get some boards in slabs for Stable which he is to put on the roof and over the cracks Harry Kohler (carpenter) commenced shingling for me today at one of my Learey[?] houses on state Street. He brought 11,000 short shingles to where I live with which he is to shingle my back building

I walked through day and Evening 4 to 5 Miles and to bed at 9 ½ to 10.

Editor's Note: Directory lists Williams John T., (col’d,) huckster, 46 City Market, h Cowden n North.

Wednesday, September 23, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

23 ~ 4 Clear- Fine – Pleasant – Coolish. I was at Market pd. 2 lbs butter 44. cherri & twist 10 – Beef Steak & Lamb $1.00 = $1.54

Mary Newbecker younger daughter dined with us & left for home -

Recd. of Peter Malay in a/c rent - - - - $6.00

cold man named Abraham working here all day after 9 a.m. bringing shingles into yard off street – carrying up coal making knidlings. riddling coal ashes – getting shavings [unreadable symbol] – ate dinner & supper –

I spend day chiefly with Board of enrollment – walked through day and evening 3 ½ to 4 Miles – To bed 9 ½ P.M.

Thursday, September 24, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

24 ~ 5 Clear – Fine – Pleasant – I walked through day and evening 3 to 4 miles – spent day with Board of Enrollment.

Pd. Christian Kramer for hauling 2 cart loads short shingles from hallower[?]

State St House to My House .50

This was H.Kohlers business who hauld some 5000 shingles to said house where he only wanted about 2000 – This expense to come off his shingling bill against me when he gets through – To bed 9 ½. (Abm. here all day)

Friday, September 25, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

25 – 6 Cloudy – some little Rain about 7 ½ a.m. clear and cloudy after 9 to 10 am & men resumed shingling at my back building which they commenced yesterday morning at 1 P.M. The prospect of rain afforded an excuse this morning to leave soon after they came. They have them up to this Evg worked 1 ½ days at mid shingling. 2 men at it all the time and Kohler part of the time – equal perhaps to about 3 ½ days work for one man. Spent day with Board of Enrollment.

Handed Mrs. Rawn to pay as follows to [unreadable]

3 ½ Yds Flannel for Fannys shirt .75 = $2.63
Potatoes got at store Yesterday - .15
Sugar by her 19 inst (r that date)1.50
2 ½ lbs Coffee today - - -.75
$5.03

Recd. of S.S. Alleman one mos. rent due 1 Oct. Next - $10.00

cold. man Abm went to Stable this morning with Jno. Calvin but left room after breakfast in view of a met[?] day. Spent day busily engaged with Board of Enrollment. Walked through day 2 to 3 Miles – Spent Evening chiefly at home. To bed 9 ½.

*Paper attached to page on September 25:

Bought Sep 24th

3 ½ yds of Flannel for Fanny’s shirts2.62 ½
75 cts a yard
Potatoes nearly a peck15
Sugar on Saturday150
4.27 ½
Coffee 2 ½ ---------------------------------------- 75
5.02
Saturday, September 26, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Sept. 26 ~ 7 Clear – Coldish – Fine –

I was at Market & paid 2 lbs butter.45
5 qts new cornmeal 25 – leg lamb & beef steak $1.20 – cabbage & onions 16 =$1.61
½ peck Sweet Potatoes 25 ¾ bus Irish Potatoes 50 twist & rolls 14 =.89
$2.95

pd. Edwd. H. Lewis cold. Man ¾ days work carrying old shingles into cellar – clearing up Yard & (got his dinner) .50

Henry Kohler with 3 men shingling at my back building during forenoon & nearly finished – one man finished in afternoon about 3 to 4 o-clock This would make equal to about 2 ¼ days for one man.

[unreadable] 9 to 10,000 short 16 inch shingles to do the work.

Handed daughter Fanny in the Reading business in full for 6 weeks reading to 3 October next. (v 20 ult.) $1.50

Spent day chiefly engaged with Board of Enrollment Evening walked between 6 ½ and 7 ¾ P.M 3 to 4 miles – To bed 9 ½

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