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

Dec 20 ~ 1 Cloudy – hard frozen – very cold – some windy – Rev D. V. Mc.Clean D.D.[?] of Plainfield New Jersey preached in our church morning and evening. He was at one time Prest. of Lafayette College Easton Pa – He is an old man – tall – large and of fine appearance – Grey hair & whiskers – an excellent preacher – I was not at church in morning but was there with wife & son J. Calvin in evening – Mrs Rawn & children there in morning – I walked 3 to 3 ½ miles between 11 am and 12 ¼ P.M. finding it necessary as I conceived for my health’s sake – To bed 9 ½

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

21 ~ 2 Clear – Fine – hard Frozen – very cold all day – cloudy P.M.

Received of M.F. Brenner 1 mos. rent due 1 inst.$10.00
" " S.S. Alleman 1 " " " " "10.00
Paid 1 Pint Burning Fluid 33 cts. 2 lbs Farina crackers 30 =.63

Rode on horseback from 9 to 11 a.m some 8 to 9 miles round by Prov[?] House – Paxton Church – "Progress" and home Board of enrollment in session 11 ¼ am to 1 P.M. and from 4 to 5 ¼ P.M. Spent Evening at home and to bed 9 P.M.

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

22 ~ 3 Cloudy – very cold – hard Frozen all day – skating at a Premium skating club in full blast – I rode on horseback from 9 to 11 am 8 to 9 miles – Met Bard of Enrollment 11 ½ am to 1 P.M. and from 4 to 5 P.M.

Recd. of Paymaster Major Niley[Miley?] U.S. Army my Pay as Commissioner of 14 Dist Pa 7 mos. from 30 April last to 30 nov last$797.31
from which he deducted for U.S. tax on same 13.44
Nett[?] [unreadable] recd. by me - - -$783.87

(v. Paper attached in Pencil by clerk of said a/c – 1 showing pay at $114.33 for long mos. that in 31 days and $112.83 for short months or 30 days This included Monthly pay Proper[?]; Rations[?] – Servants wages – clothing & after the fashion of "Red Tape" which is is not easy to comprehend and less easy to explain – see army Register from full explanation – Pay same as Surgeon of Board & same as assistant surgeon of less than five years standing in U.S. Army

I deposited in Dauphin Deposit Bank - - - $385.00

of said money – keeping $400 in my Paper [unreadable]

I paid said Bank (per Check on same) from Draft of this date on on[?] P.T.[?] Kelly & Co. Phila. payable to my own order $308.80

Draft of that amt. – did not charge me form Exchange

This draft is to send to W.B. Heirkell Esqr. Phila. for balance due his client Holden[?] after deducting my Retainer for my services FEE $25.00

I had intended to charge on $20 for as I wrote him but in his reply of Nov 25th he told me to charge more of I thought proper –

Enclosed said draft in letter to W.B. Heirkell Esqr No 204 To. 5th. St. Phila. v copay of said letter – said draft and [unreadable] payable to his orderly me[?]

Spent Evening at home and to bed 9 ¼ P.M.

* Note Attached to Page on December 22

Pay 44387114.33193
32250112.831.88
1750 114.331.93
$783.87114.33193
112.83188
114.33 ----193
112.83188
30 April salins[?]795.8113.36
1.508
$797.3113.44
13.44
$783.87
Wednesday, December 23, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

23 ~ 4 Clear – very cold – hard Frozen all day – calm – I was up early about 5 am and out at Market looking round by 5 ½ to 6 am. Mrs Rawn also at Market and she paid

for 1 lb butter 35 – dressed Turkey $1.00 =$1.35
meat 25 mint 5 - I paid sundries 21 -.51
I paid 6 dead [unreadable] chickens 75.75
$2.61

Paid H.W. Hoffman51 in full for milk & cream from 1 aug. to 5 nov. last. when he ceased the business} $6.91

I walked 2 ½ to 3 miles bet. 9 ¼ and 10 ½ am.

met Board of Enrollment Dr. Charlton & Self present morning and afternoon at 1 PM Recd. letter from Chas. H. Cheyney Thornbury Del. Co. Dec 21st. mailed in Phila. yesterday informing as of death of is Father Uncle Wm. Cheyney the evening of its date aged 93 years and that he would be buried on Thursday 24 inst at 11 a.m. The time is two short for sister Juliana and Self to arrange suitably to go to the Funeral although I should have liked very much to go – I have some cold and am hardly in sufficient health to ride late and early as would be requisite to meet the time fixed – Juliana wrote to Chas. in the subject – I also wrote to him and kept copy of letter. Uncle Wm. is the last of the Brothers and Sisters I spent evening at home and to bed at 9 ¼ P.M.

Editor's Note: Directory lists Hoffman Henry W., huckster, 24 City Market, h Susquehanna township.

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

Dec 24 ~ 5 Clear – Fine – very cold all day – I walked 2 ½ to 3 miles between 9 ¼ and 10 ¼ a.m. and bet 4 and 5 P.M. was at the skating club pond by canal – Great throng of men boys women and girls there –

met Board of Enrollment Dr. Charlton & Self morning and afternoon Capt Clement not present – He went home to Sunbury at 1 P.M.

Recd. of Jno. T. Detwiler52 3 mos. rent from 1 Jany next to 1 April next. (v 12 Oct last) $37.50

Mrs Rawn pd. 1 Qt molasses 18 – Mince meat 20, salt & spices 36 =.74
" " " sode[?] 5 4 lbs brown sugar 60.65
$1.39

I was round at 2 or 3 places after tea – Took Fannys skates to Mr altmaier to be sharpened – was also in A. Burnetts53 home few minutes – To bed 9 ½

Editor's Note: Directory lists Detwiler John S., lawyer, Second n Market, h W State n Second.

Editor's Note: Directory list Burnett Augustus, dry goods, 50 S Second.

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

25 ~ 6 Clear – Fine – calm – very cold but fine, bracing & refreshing very extensive enjoyment at skating all day on the Pond of the Harrisburg skating club – I was there an hour or so about 4 P.M. when there must have been from 6 hundred to 1000 skaters – spectators [unreadable symbol] comprising men and women from 70 years down. Young men & women of all ages and children down to 7 to 9 years old – it was certainly and pleasing and interesting sight – Mrs Rawn & Mrs Eyster (Nellie)54 were there when I went but left soon after being very cold. We recd. a Present to day in the dimensions of a very Fine large gobbler Turkey from Richd. Mc.Cullough55 of Pine Street by the hands of his daughter – It was of course wholly unexpected and what prompted it can only be imagined – our children and their mother recd. and Exchanged with each other and other persons Sunday Presents and recd. by Adams’ Express from their Aunt Mary Beatty at present spending Christmas Holidays in Phila. boxes of confectionary – gloves – neck ties [unreadable symbol] I recd. a Pair of worked[?] slippers that is, the uppers from my wife and Presented to daughter Fanny a very handsome heart breast Pin which I recd. from sister Juliana more than 20 years ago perhaps being an amber cold. stone set round with white Pearls – my main holiday gift is yet to be obtained in Phila. perhaps next week being a Piano of the first order which is to be specially for daughter Fanny but will of course be for the benefit of the whole Family. Spent evening chiefly at home and to bed at 9 ½ to 10

Editor's Note: Directory lists Eyster Alfred E., clerk, h Third n North and Eyster David A.S., clerk, h Third n North.

Editor's Note: Directory lists McCullough Richard, farmer, h Pine n N Second.

Saturday, December 26, 1863 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

26 ~ 7 Clear – Fine – calm – hard Frozen – cold – somewhat moderated and slightly melting in sunny places. Mrs Rawn at Market & paid 2 lbs butter 60. Beef 25. onions 25 Hominy 10. 2 lb coffee 35 =

$1.55
I pd. Geo Bergner56 per Fred. Blessing for 22 weeks Phila. Public Ledger} to this day inclusive –$1.32
pd. Patriot & Union 2 weeks in full to this day inclusive to or st & stopped it, present Geo Bailey57 & B. Forster Esqr }.20
pd. P. Altmaier[?]‡†58 for sharpening daughter Fannys skates.25

met Board of Enrollmt. Dr. Charlton & Self only present Capt Clement at home at Sunbury morning and afternoon a short time each after which at 4 P.M. Dr. Charlton & Self called at Col. Bomfords office and talked with him ½ an hour and then went to the Skating Pond from which place I walked home with my daughter Fanny and Molly Eyster. Met the Board of Trustees of our church at Pollocks‡‡59 Store at 7 ½ to 9 ¾ P.M. at Biglers‡‡†60 in Market St. I went for her at 9 ¾ P.M. but met her on the way attended by Geo. Parson‡‡‡61s – To bed 10 ¼ P.M.

Editor's Note: Directory lists Bergner George, books, 51 Market.

Editor's Note: Directory lists two Bailey George, physician, 96 Market and Bailey George, (Bailey & Co.), 96 Market.

‡† Editor's Note: Directory lists ALTMAIER PETER, gunsmith, S Second n Mulberry, h Raspberry al n S Second See adv.

‡‡ Editor's Note: Directory lists Pollock Ephraim M., books, 9 Market sq.

‡‡† Editor's Note: Directory lists Bigler John A., lawyer, 86 Market and Bigler Samuel S., (Bigler & Wilt,) h 86 Market.

‡‡‡ Editor's Note: Directory lists PARSONS GEROGE W., agricultural implements, 110 Market, h Front n Mulberry See adv.

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