Sunday, March 27, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

27 – 1 Clear – Fine – Pleasant – Fresh. Froze slightly last night I believe. Rev I.R. Warner of Gettysburg preached for us morning and evening. He preaches a very excellent sermon but his manner and voice are by no means agreeable to me. He shakes and tosses his head beyond all reasonable measure as well in prayer as in preaching and from first to last. He seems to be made of giving emphasis and earnest [illegible] to his discourse – rather than the result of warming up with his [illegible] – He is nevertheless Much admired by several of our Most intelligent church members especially as to the Matter Candidness of his discourses. He preached for us several times down after our organization in 1858 – Mrs Rawn self and children there morning and evening except Fanny in the evening – Mr. Warner is to deliver a lecture on "The Battle of Gettysburg" tomorrow evening in the Hall of the Ho. of Rep. – the same has been delivered by him with great Commendation in Baltimore, Phila. I walked after dinner before 3 P.M. 2 ½ to 3 Miles – home in Ev at 9 and to bed 9 ¼

Monday, March 28, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

March 28 – 2 Clear – Fine – Pleasant – Didnt Freeze last night I believe. I rode on horseback from 9 to 11 ½ A.M. 8 or 9 miles.

Rec. of one Geo. A. Hoover Counselling For $5.00

He was accompanied by one N.R. Sharp who left immediately

Rec. of Fanny Fyatts & John Fyatts her son two Months Rent in advance on lease from 1 Apl 64 to 1 Apl 65 - $12.00

his new lease at $72 per year – the old one was at rate of $60 per year.

Attended at Hall of Ho. of Rep. from 7 ¼ to 10 ¾ PM in company with Mrs Rawn, her sister Mrs Beatty & Eleanor, Mrs Wiseman, Mrs Juliann Briggs & [illegible] Mrs Wisemans sister to hear Rev I.R. Warners account of a lecture on the battle of Gettysburg. It was highly interesting and entertaining to many much more so than to me as his voice & manner are not agreeable to me, and much of his matter appears to me merely unjectural, especially, among many other things that the loss of the Battle of Gettysburg by us would have been the loss of the Republic – I spurn the idea that the loss of half a dozen such battles would be the death of the Republic or that such battle lost would do less than arouse yet only half aroused energies of the North. The truth is that while the rebels have been warring against us to the greatest possible injury and with the utmost Malignity our government has been handling them and border state and other traitor sympathizers with kid gloves on and undue and impolite forbearance as if afraid of hurting or offending them. Home from Capitol at 11 and to bed at 11 ½ to Midnight

Tuesday, March 29, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

29 – 3 Cloudy – very windy and Cold – did not freeze I think last n. I rode on horseback from 9 to 11 A.M. 8 or 9 Miles. One Jacob Ratcliffe a cold boy some 14 years old commenced on trial attending to our Mare to day as Peter Malay is sick in bed. Board of Enrollment (Dr. Charleston self only present) met yesterday and to day for a short time at 2 P.M. in Court House. Ev home & to bed 9 ½

Wednesday, March 30, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

30 – 4 Snowing at 5 AM & Snow & rain & fine hail slush all day Snow 2 ½ to 3 ½ In on fence where it lay without melting much. I remained at home all day –

Mrs. R at Market – pd Meat & Calf Pluck - $1.05, 1 lb Butter 50$1.55
ammt up $1.55 mackerel 5 parsnips 10, twist 10, D. apples 80 = $1.88
1 lb coffee.40
Handed Jho Calvin for salt 5 sundries samples to Mrs R 5 .10

I paid E.M. Pollock in full of all demands for 22 pieces of wall paper (5 of them Border) for Mitchell House on State St. at 15, 16 cts a piece $3.36

(v. Bill & Receipt & 7th inst – other bill)

Spent Evening at home and to bed 9 ½.

Thursday, March 31, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

31 – 5 Clear – Snow Melting off fast – very slushy

Rec. of M.F. Brenner 1 Mos. rent under his new lease. $20.00

([illegible] 3 inst)

Rec. of Mrs Martha Jones & Mrs Elizabeth Updegrove her mother our lease to them for the daughter of North Street house where Malay lives for 1 year from 1 April ’64, three Months Rent in advance $30.00

Bought [illegible] of hard Coal of Ely Byers for My Furnance $6.50

(not paid till 6 July Book)

Paid for Vinegar 15, 4 lbs brown Sugar 64, 4 lbs white Sugar 76. $1.55

was at the Mary Beattys half an hour or more about noon and at Myers Printing office – Board of Enrollment office to. walked town through day 2 to 3 Miles – spent evening at home and to bed 9 ½.

Friday, April 1, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

April 1-6 –Cloudy-Dampish-Muddy- Moving going on lively round town. I got on my mare at 9 ½ AM or so and rode around for two hours and more looking after moving tenants on State and North Streets. I had first completed and filed [?] of Henry Wilver.

Rec. of Henry Wilver [?] of M. Wilver due for slating his [?] FEE$5.00

" of Mr. Brownold 2 months rent in advance of New lease for My Store $10.00

" of Mr. Sautter 2 months rent in advance under new lease $30.00

Paid for stamp for the Jones & [Updegrove] agreement. Mr. Jones paid half of this .50

David Peelor called today letting me I might draw on him the 25th of this month for $15.94 Pew Rent through the first National Bank of Johnstown Cambria County- where he says he will have funds at that time. Dr. Gilden here wanted to fee me in case to get Poison of Horse declined fee and advised to [Huff] Boran who here are same time.

Paid my Pew Rent for 6 months to this day in the Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg – Pew No 34 Same I have had all along $22.50

Rec. of said church coupons on this day on Church bonds 11&12 for $100 each held by me $6.00

No new [?], or present to said church in payment of my subscription for that amount. To the debt of the church, which is, or was $5900 funded in such bond & which bonds are generally surrendered ( except some 18 held by Mr. Smith, one by the Museum, one by Wood[cull] I believe) I thus pay of church debt $200.00


Saturday, April 2, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

April 2nd by agreed with Jacob Ratcliff’s father in my office that I am to pay his son Jacob ($5) five dollars for town months work beginning today attending my house and that I am also to feed and keep, but not lodge him. I told his father I would give him as it might suit and at my own discretion convenience such 2nd hand hearing apparel as I might have to give away thought Jude Suitable- But all of the clothing is an after matter & on my own motion and at my own discretion- I am merely bound to pay him the [END OF PASTE OVER]

Spent evening at home and to bed at 9 ¼ to 9 ½.

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