Sunday, April 17, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

17-1- Clear and Cloudy-Fresh-some little winds. Rev S.S. Mitchell of Princeton a young man just licensed preached for us morning and evening. He is a man of very considerable promise- argumentative, Logical, and earnest of an arguable voice and manner trough the former will no doubt be improved when he preaches a while. He has a high reputation for ability from some of the [staff] that knows him well- one and on [?] in the top of 61 with him in the College. He is to preach for us again next Sunday. I think he and Mr. Young of Sunbury are the most prominent among the young men that have preached for us at any time and it may be difficult to decide upon their comparative abilities and merits. Mr. Young is some 3 years onto the elder and I am inclined to believe has advantages over Mr. M in voice, experience, and [suitable] confidence. As to intellectual ability it would require much more observation and experience of their efforts to decide with a measure of accuracy between them. I am rather Youngish but wait to know all about their antecedents. I walked between 2 and 3 pm 2 ½ to 3 miles wife and children at Ch. morning and evening. I contributed to collection in our church for The Plenty of Publication .50 Home from church at 9 and to bed 9 ½ to 10 pm.

Monday, April 18, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

18-2- Clear and Cloudy- Coldish all day- Rode on horseback between 2 ½ and 3 ½ pm 8-9 miles walked through day 2-3 miles. Paid 1 lb Fenton Crackers 12. Mackerel 10 .22 Spent evening at home and to bed 9 ½.

Tuesday, April 19, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

19-3 Clear- Coldish- Windy- Dusty- pd for Mrs. R 4 lbs sugar . 72 5 lbs coffee 1.75 } 2.03

2 lbs hash 12 4 qts salt 12 1 pair gloves 35 8 yds calico 2.00 for daughter Fannie [perfume] 2.35

July Macavoy for working today .50 $5.60

Paid Gen. M. Wv. Calla for repairing block 1.00

" " for Bridle Reins at Hummels Saddlery .85

" " Nora Harten late Nora Barry in full of her wages for 15 weeks to [?] inclusive. 18.75

Rode on horseback between 10 ½ and 11 ¾ am 5 or 6 miles. Walked through day 2 to 3 miles. Spent Evens at home and to bed 9 ½.

Wednesday, April 20, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

20-4 Clear and Cold in Morning. I was up early say at 5 ½ am and out at market to buy some Potatoes. Wife also at Market and paid beef, veal, half Pork .61 twist 10, Cake 5, Smearcase 2, 2 lbs butter .57 another yard Calico 25 and thread 30 .55 I paid for 1 ½ lbs potatoes 1.20 $2.93

Rode on horseback between 9 ½ and 11 ½ am 5 or 6 miles. Mrs. Rawn and self attended the Wedding of Kate Buehler daughter of Mrs. Buehler and Gen. O. Ramsey Jr. at the Episcopal Church 1 pm. Church was crowded with persons, many of [cousins] attending without [?]. we were specially invited to the Church and house where we went between 2 and 3 pm. there were many persons calling there and the entertainment was very superior in cakes, Lellirs ice creams, and [uptown?] Sandwiches, Coffee, Tea. We remained ¾ hours onto the presents to the bride were grand and numerous beyond description- would probably more than fill a case of drawers.

Rec. of Mrs. Mary Shrerkeugart (widow) FEE $.5.00 to pay unit and tax $1.50

This to bring artim of Handler for her argument Mary Hartman and Husband for said Mary’s Thunder. Spent evening at home and to bed 9 ½ to 10

Thursday, April 21, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

21-5 Clear and fine- coolish all day- Harry Kohler by 2 of his men putting in doors at State Street house where Brenner lives late Wallover. I was up there in the morning when the commenced at 9-o-clock and gin in evening at 4 ½ pm. John Calvin and self called at Mrs. Hartman’s in harderable at 11 ½ am onto subject of the Shrerkeugart Handler (v. yesterday)

Rec of David Fishburn in relation to a prosecution by him of one Rhoder and In Keeper in program. Ret Fee $10.00

Am a good deal unwell today with [cough], aching and taking cold- have remained home chiefly today except about- spent evening at home and to bed 9.

Friday, April 22, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

22-6 Clear-Fine- Pleasant- not well, about as yesterday went to State St Brenner House at 9 to 10 am where Koehler’s 2 men same as yesterday doing carpenter work. Putting in doors they worked all day. I was there again in afternoon an hour or two up to 5 ½ pm. I paid Mrs. Sarah E. Dixon for 2 quarters tuition in French to Daughter Fannie ending 15 weeks $10.00

Wife and children taking tea at her sisters. I was also to go there but not feeling well and getting home near tea time did not go. Spent evening at home to bed 9.

Saturday, April 23, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

23-7 Clear- Fine- Much Warmer- Kohler has one man Mr. Bullinger working at my State St house today. Finished Brenner at 10 1/2 to 11 am and then went to look. house to day near flow at front porch. I was up there from 9 ½ or 10 to 11 ¾ am. Wrote to David Peelor Esq. Alexandria Huntingdon City Pa that I have this day drawn where in as he describes for Pew Rent $15.94 to Dauphin Deposits Bank to the seat by 25 invt. To 1st National Bank of Johnstown Cambria County where he said the money would be paid that day. Young for Unit and Tax $1.50

Mrs. Rawn at Market and paid Beef and Mutton 88 2 lbs butter 80 3 corn brooms 60 $2.28 I paid ½ lb macaronis 25 $2.70

Fire in our Furnace discontinued this Evening that is permitted to go out

Very windy and dusty in afternoon and evening. Spent Evg. At home and to bed 10.

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