Sunday, February 21, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

21 - 1 Clear, fine, calm, fresh but still moderating. Rev. Jno. S. Stewart of Greenwich N. Jersey, a relative or connection of James Norrall Ergr on whose recommendation he was invited here by the lesion to preach. Preached in our church morning and evening. He is a young man of some 27 to 30 years old. I should think of very son all nature and preaches his sermon I judge from having committed them to memory as he does not have notes or a written sermon or if he had did not appear to use it. He is reasonably fluent providing with little or no delay. His tones or tune is monotonic and almost annoying and his enunciation at times quite indistinct. I could by no means understand him especially in his morning discourse and therefore could not follow his argument nor the appreciation of them. In the evening I understood him something better but failed to be even ordinarily entertained. I cannot think that he would at all suit our congregation as a Pastor. I think such was the general impression. I wrote to Son Charles Fort Sumner New Mexico (r 17 inst) mailing letters to him in same envelope from his mother, sister, and brother. Home from church at 8 1/1 to 8 ¾ and to bed 9 ½.

Monday, February 22, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Feb 22 - 2 Clear & Cloudy, streets dusty, moderate, softening. Walked 3 ½ to 5 miles through day chiefly in morning. In evening walked round half an hour or more with Mrs. Austin Clapp, a sister of Capt. Clement, district pro.-marshal. Was at Board of Enrollment Rooms on 3rd St. and in Court House short time and in Court a short time. I handed our orderly Geo. Osgood to pay my Phil. tailor Mr. Fox (2 of 4 int.) for 320 North 2nd street for making suit of black clothes for me (r. quet) $23.00. Spent evening at home and to bed 9 ½ p.m.

Tuesday, February 23, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

23 - 3 Clear, fine, slightly frozen last night, mild all day. Walked through day 3 ½ to 4 ½ miles. Called man Jac..Thompson carting for Mr. Stewart, hauled 2 loads of oyster shells mixed with ashes from "Jones House" and 5 ½ loads of coal ashes from Barnitzo Brewery into yard at my Hopple House. Mrs. Blefsing, mother of Mrs. S.a. L Eyster died this afternoon. Recd. letter from James a. Freeman Phil - Feb. 62 in summer to one I wrote him of that sale. Spent evening chiefly at home and to bed 9 ½ to 10. Daughter Fanny, Self played 3 Games backgammon after tea.

Wednesday, February 24, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

24 - 4 Clear & fine up to 10 am, then cloudy, squally, some showers & clear & cloudy.

Wife at market & paid for beef and veal $1.05, 1 lb butter 35$1.40
I lb French coffee 25 ? and biscuit 15.40
I pd. for gal. vinegar, per. Jno Calvin 15 2 dozen oysters for frying 50.65
$2.45

River partially broke up again at this place last night and this morning (r,15 inst). Geo. Osgood handed ? Mr. fox’s bill this morning receipted (2.22 inst.) I saw two live turkeys in market this morning that the man Rolf asked $11 for. Spent Even at N.S. Presby. church listening to address by Rev. Mr. Jackson of Methodist church of this place to Dauphin Coy. Bible Society on its 50th anniversary and citizens in attendance. Home 9 and to bed 9 ½ pm.

Thursday, February 25, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

25 - 5 Clear, fine, mild, pleasant. Recd. letter from J.T, person, & Mrs. Charlotte Nade ? Bedford Pa. Feb 23 wrote in reply and kept copy. Wife, self attended Funeral from 3 to 4 ½ or 5 pm. of Mrs. Mary Blessing (r 23inst). Walked through day 3 to 4 miles. Peter Malay here an hour or so cleaning ice out of lower part of yard. I spent Even at home and to bed 9 ¼.

Friday, February 26, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Feb 26 -6 Cloudy, Clear & Cloudy, Squally, windy, squally snow between 8 and 11 am. Millis boy hauling coal ashes to my Hopple yard. 3 loads. Paid Mr. S. Ritter for 1 bbl apples containing when they came to be picked out of the Chaff in which they were packed 2 bushels. $2.00

Paid Freight to Adams Express at their office in this city, present Ritter on said Bbl. from Milton (126 lbs weight) $1.00 $3.00. Mr. R. is of White Deer Township Union County. He sent me a Bbl. of apples Dec. 5 last as a present that weighed in all 160 lbs. when the freight charged was only 50 cts at rate about 30 cts - 100 lbs. That to day at rate of about 80 cts - 100 lbs. Walked through day 3 ½ to 5 miles chiefly on business about town. ? Ritter & Shff. [sheriff] Cosgrove of Union County called at 7 pm. and remained an hour or so. Spent Evening at home and to bed 9 ½.

Saturday, February 27, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

27 - 7 Clear, fine, fresh, cold but calm.

Mrs. R at market & pd. Beef & veal $1.25, 2 lbs butter 80, ? - biscuit 15$2.20
10 parsnips, 8 dried apples, 6 smearcase 10 ?.34
4 lbs Brown Sugar 60, Kerosene lamp 35, skein silk 5, quart milk 51.05
$3.59
1 lb coffee 35, salt 16, = 51 cts = $4.10
Mrs. Rawn pd. Mr. Plasyk for fixing piano $2.00
I pd. Mr. Plasyk in full for vegetables got off him a year and some ago which he was to call for when I got them but did not till now. .90
Pd. Oysters 10 macaronies 25, handed Jno Calvin 10.45
$1.35

Walked through day 3 ½ to 4 miles back and forward to Hopple lot and other places. Spent evening at home and to bed 9 ½ to 10.

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