Sunday, December 6, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

6 ~ 1 Clear ~ Fresh ~ Pleasant – I slept badly last night being troubled with indigestion and noise of alley gate slamming in the wind ~ did not go to church today – Mrs Rawn and children there morning and Evening except Fanny in evening – Rev J. Waugh lately Professor in Washington College Pa. preached as a supply in our church morning and evening Rev Wm. C. Cattell our late excellent and amiable Pastor preached his last sermon in our church last Sunday and left town for his new field of labour as President of Lafayette College on Wednesday last – His family left the day before – He had been with us 3 ½ years to about 1 inst

I walked between 11 ½ am and 12 ½ P.M. 2 ½ to 3 miles spent rest of day and evening at home -

This is our son Charles Birth day ~ He is 26 Years old. To bed 9 P.M.

Monday, December 7, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

7 ~ 2 Clear – Fine – Hard white Frost – Fresh all day – wrote article of agreemt. for Copartnership in Drng[?] & apothecary business between Chas. A. Baurwart and Alexander N. Shipley – (for check in Dauphin Deposit Bank)

Paid Mrs. Nellie Eyster for 1 qrs tuition on Piano to my Daughter Fanny $10. and Music Book $2. $12.00
" A. F. Zimmerman45 for Repairing & cleaning my watch2.50
" " " " Jno. Calvins ".50
" Harry M Kohler per check on Dau Dep Bank as follows
1863 Apl 4. To 1 day fixing Grape[?] arbour[?] ~ ~ ~$1.75
" 17 " 1 " repairing cellar doors ~ ~ ~1.75
May 19 " ½ " fixing back house ~ ~ ~.87
Sept 23. To shingling in State Street 4 squares at $2 per square ~8.00
" 21 feet valley at 20 cts a foot ~ ~ ~ ~4.20
Patching old Roof ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~1.50
" 26 shingling in Market Square 11 squares 88 ft. at $2 a square23.76
Oct 14 12 ½ squares at the same place " " "25.00
20500 short shingles at $7.50 per thousand153.75
$220.58

I walked through day chiefly in forenoon 2 ½ to 3 ½ Pm. called in evening at 7 ½ P.M. to see Miss McGill[?] daughter Fanny’s teacher about her committing History to Memory – and then called at our Rooms of Board of Enrollment in 3rd street remained some 15 ms. – then home and to bed 9 ½ -

Editor's Note: Directory lists ZIMMERMAN A. F. & CO., (Alfred F. Zimmerman,) jewelers and watch makers, 52 Market.

Tuesday, December 8, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Dec 8 ~ 3 Clear- Fine – hard white frost – very sharp cold all day especially in early morning – Board of Enrollment met in our Rooms in 3rd St. at 10 am – Examined through the day a number of furloughed and continued cases ~ I walked between 9 and 10 a.m. 2 ½ to 3 miles –

Recd. of Chas. A. Baurwart FEE $5.00

paid fee for writing art. of agreement between he and Alexdr. N. Shippley (v 7 inst.)

Wm. L. Ritter and Josiah Baker of Union County called in at 7 P.M. afro and spent Evg to near 9. To bed 9 to 9 ½

Wednesday, December 9, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

9 ~ 4 Clear & Cloudy – Pleasant – milder – I rise early say 6 a.m. Mrs. Rawn at Market & pd. for Meat

$1.30
2 lbs butter 60. 9 lbs tallow 90 – 3 picked chickens 65 =2.15
twist 12. celery 5. persimmons 5. cornmeal 8. .30
$3.75
I pd. copy Book for Fanny 13 – sundries poor child 2. Fanny [unreadable] – 4 2 lbs Farina crackers 28 }.47
pd. 10 mos of National portrait Ga. Eminent Americans$2.50

This makes 46 mos I have recd. in all.

I walked 2 to 3 miles circular before meeting the Board of Enrollment at 10 a.m. Contd. with Board Examing cases as Yesterday till 12 ½ P.M. and from 3 to 5 P.M.

called at Josiah Espays[?] for Pew Rent and at Knoches[?] Music Store – spent Evg chiefly at home – Shff.[?] J. Cummings in from 7 to about 10 P.M. Got into a talk with Mrs. Rawn on the subject of forms of Baptism – what proper form of – This lead him into an extended discussion of the rise and progress[?] of sects [unreadable symbol] wherein Mr Cummings displayed a knowledge of history on that subject said of the Bible which was remarkably surprising to all of us – especially to Jno. Calvin. He talked straight ahead for about two hours in which time he went largely into the History of the Lutherans – Episcopalians – Methodists – Baptist – [unreadable symbols] beginning with Jno the Baptist and ending with [unreadable] I was completely tired of the talk but surprised with his knowledge – To bed 10 ¼

Thursday, December 10, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

10 ~ 5 Clear – Fine – Cold – Ponds frozen so as to furnish good skating and the skating mania among men, women, girls and boys beginning to rage after the manner of last winter with a prospect of leaving that time entirely in the dark –

Year[?] Paid Gas Bill for quarter to 1 inst $3.75

I walked between 9 and 10 am 2 miles or so and between 3 ¼ and 4 ¼ P.M. 3 miles or so – Met Board of Enrollment at 11 am to 12 ½ P.M. and adjourn a short time about 4 ¼ P.M. wrote letter to J.C. Wm. Alarney Lykens town and kept copy spent evening at home and to bed 8 ½ P.M.

Friday, December 11, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

11 ~ 6 Cloudy – cold – hard frozen – sleet between 11 a.m & 1 P.M. sleet & rain in afternoon and evening – met Board of Enrollment 11 am to 12 ¼ P.M. Misses Smeed, Dexter, Bill Irvin & Mary Newbecker of Mrs [unreadable] school took tea with us and spent Evening to 9 ¾ - Jno Calvin went home with them – Miss S & D are teachers – Misses I & N pupils – To bed 10 ¼

Saturday, December 12, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

12 ~ 7 Cloudy – Icy all over streets and pavements & very slippery – coldish

Mrs Rawn at Market & paid for Meat$1.00
2 lb butter 35, Twist Bread 5, calf Pluck 20.60
2 lb coffee 35, 4 lb sugar 56, ½ lb Pepper 20, 3 lbs soap 30 =1.41
$3.01
Recd. of Jno. Saulter 2 mos rent due 1 inst$12.50

I was engaged before arbitrations as usual for [unreadable] from 10 am to 12 ½ P.M. at court House (Coy Treasy Room) in trial of case of W.A.T. Dean vs Moses Brownlaw in Dauphin Common Pleas

was at office of Board of Enrollment short time before 10 am and from 3 ½ to near 5 P.M. Dr. C & Self in session doing business in Evg Capt. Clement went home to Sunbury at 1 P.M. Nelly Beatty got her ancle[?] badly strained this morning – I walked home with her after having thoroughly bathed it with arnica. She foolishly had her skates on skating about the street from home to our house and fell near the Jonas House – Her mother made as much fuss and as many crooked, crying jares[?] over the calamity when I took her home as Nelly did herself. Spent Evening at home and to bed 9 ½

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