Sunday, February 14, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

14 - 1 Clear, very windy, moderate and spring like. Rev Hodge of Mt. Carbon in Mauch Chunk Schuylkill County Pa, a young man of some twenty five to 28 years of age preached in our church morning & Evening. He is intently a man of refined attainments, disposition & manners. A scholar who writes smoothly & gracefully. of pleasing countenance & reasonably good delivery but who seems to have some interference in serpent of a continuous clear and distinct enunciation which appears to me to be the chief characteristic decisive of his unsuitableness to us & one church as a Pastor. Nevertheless, I was altogether interested both with his Morning and Evening sermon but lost considerably by not being able comfortably and clearly to hear all he said. Mrs. R, self and Jno Calvin there Morning and Evening. Fanny having some cold remained at home all day and Evening. Home in evening at 8 ½ and to bed 9 ¼ to 9 ½.

Monday, February 15, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

15 - 2 Clear, Cloudy, froze middling hard last night, fresh but agreeable through day. I walked through the day 3 to 4 miles. SB. Harford Ergr Gelf called at 2 ½ P.m. or so to see Mrs. Robin J. Ross in serpent of her house for whatever Pastor he may ? for, for our church he have laid the ground of it for some months but they call her to ascertain in serpent of Mrs. Burds wish to continue in the house and give it up at any time in a months notice or so that he may be ready to occupy it.

Recd. of Jesse M. Vandiver cal. of Judgt 29 S Hugh L. for in Dauphin ? (r 14sept. Last $30/mon) Fee $13.00.

Pd. Sansheesley (per his son) fill in full of all demands for cornmeal from July ‘60 to Mch ‘62 $2.40

A.K Fahnestock (Col.) for 3 Revenue stamps (U.S.) for leases $1.50

Feb 15- 2 Cont.d Spent Evening at home. Daughter Fanny & self played two or three games of "backgammon". Persons calling quite extensively this evening, through the day and for some time past to rent houses. Tenants much more abundant than houses. Rents considerably up. To bed 9 ½ to 10 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

16 - 3 Cloudy, snow at 8 ½ to 11 am or so. S.M. Shellings died in last night or this morning. I attended meeting of our "Bar" at 2 p.m. to take action in relation to his death and also the death of Mr. Ferguson, a young man of our bar who also died within a day or two in Perry County. I walked between 10 ½ a.m. and 12noon some 3 to 4 miles. Spent rest of day chiefly at home & Ev & to bed 9 ½.

Wednesday, February 17, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

17 - 4 Clear & Cloudy & Boisterously windy & extremely cold ~ Equal perhaps in these behalfs to Even. of 1st and day of 2nd Jany last. Mrs. R. at market - pd Meat 90, 1 lb butter 35, ? & biscuit 10 = $1.35 1 lb coffee 37, Buckwheat Meal 8 - .45, I paid Printed Blank ? of agreement year - .15. $1.95

Genl. Harford and self called at 12 noon at Mrs. Robin J Ross’ to see her and Mr. Burd in reference to the house (r 15 unit) and had half an hour conference with them on that subject after which I called In to see Lars McCormick Sr. and talked with him an hour or so and then home to dinner at 1 ½ p.m.

Recd. letter from son Charles "Fort Sumner New Mexico Jany 15" mailed at Fort Union Jany 26th. This the first news from him since about middle Nov last (nov 16.) Paid 4 lbs brown sugar 60, 2 stamps (Revenue) for leases $1.00 - $1.60 Spent Evening at home & to bed 9 ½.

Thursday, February 18, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

18 - 5 Clear, Extremely cold all day. River closed at this place last night for the first time this winter and for perhaps 2 or 3 years, I have not examined my journal but it was not closed last winter and I think not for one or two winters be fore. It was closed Feb 15 - 58 and might have been in 59. I have not examined, not in 59 but I am 2/60. Nathl Pratt, an old acquaintance of some 40 years standing at present one of the Comp of Del. Coy. called this morning. I went with him to the Dauphin Deposite, Mechanics & Harrisburg Banks to certify to my acquaintance with him. He is here with the firm Del. Co. on ? of putting in recruits for said county to fill their "quota" on the coming draft. Mr. Walter former ? of Del.Coy. in town with him. I met him at Herrs Hotel where I went with Pratt. I spent day chiefly at home, at our office (Pro Market) at 4 p.m. or so and Lieut Ross and self went to Col. Birnford’s office (a. Pro. M. of Pa). Discussion with Capt. Shippler about fixing quota & about leaving out that there was what he calls the 3rd class. I think the whole enrollment (both classes all when enrolled) should be used to fix the quota, he thinks consolidated or as he calls to them military class to be left out. He said in the cause of the argument that the "military class" should not have been enrolled. This I satisfied him I think was clearly error in him. This matter would have been & was about to be attended to by Ron & myself last Monday but Capt. Clement interfered and swore he would not do as Col. Birnford had then ordered but he would send the papers, or copies to Washington. Today he requested me to attend to the ? with Mr. Rofs as Col. B. had ordered. Hence in call (as he had intended last Monday, at B’s office as above, I do not by any means concur with the captains views as to the exclusion of the 3rd class as he calls it in ascertaining the quotas, the Washington circular to which Col. Birnford refers does not appear to me to distain Col. B’s. Spent Evening at home and to bed at 9 ½ to 10.

Friday, February 19, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

19 - 6 Clear, very sharp cold all day but calm, considerably moderated. Skating again in full play our girls Fanny Rawn and Nellie Beatty skating with some hundred or more derides on the club pond this afternoon. Mrs. Mary Beatty and self walked over there about 4 p.m. and remained ½ an hour or more, coming home with the girls at 4 ¾ p.m. I walked between 10 and 11 ½ a.m. 3 to 3 ½ miles circular. Recd. of Geo. V.H. & Herman Sager 1 mos - Rent in advance from 1 Apl. Next 1- in lease to them for house on State Street next Gilnaughs from 1 apl 64 to 1 apl 65 $12.50 Handed and Presented to Sister Juliana Rawn $5.00 I spent Evening at home. Wife and children spent evening with others to 10 p.m. and after at Mary Beatty’s. To bed 9 ¾.

Saturday, February 20, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Feb 20 - 7 Clear, fine, calm, cold but still further moderated. I walked 3 ½ to 4 miles between 10 and 11 ¼ a.m. and at our Board of Enrollment office on 3rd street and in the court house from 11 ½ a.m. to 12 ½ p.m. and at Col. Birnfords office on 2nd St. for an hour at 5 to 5 ½ p.m.

Mrs. Rawn at market and paid Beef & Veal $1.25, 1 lb butter 35$1.60
Fish 18, fruit 5, 1 qt. kerosene oil 20, spool cotton 10, 1 lb butter 35.88
I pd. 2 lbs white sugar 36, ½ lb macaronies 25, fruit 5, handed Jon Calvin 25.91
$3.39

Son Jno Calvin attended by Boroes Cox went into East Hanover some 12 miles or so from town this morning to arrest deserters. I was rather opposed to it generally but specially without a written deputation from the Provost Marshal. Returned as they went for although they found one of the men they went after, it was at a rendue near Linglestown where they found him and they were opposed and resisted by Sunday fellows at said. rendue. I think if they had had the written deputation of the pro man to show they would have got along better. Spent Ev. at home & to bed 9 ¼.

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