Monday, August 1, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Augt 1 – 2 Clear-very warm – I have felt the [overlay] for two or three weeks past than I recollect to [overlay] time of late years or I generally like warm weather. [overlay]

Met Board of Enrollm[en]t. Surgeon Charlton [overlay] and afternoon.

Rec[eive]d of Fanny Fyatts on Rent a/c [account?] $ 6.00

Rec[eive]d of Ott Seger 1 mos. Rent due this day $12.50.

James A Freeman of Phil[adelphia] and his daughter Annie called between 1 ½ and 2 pm. and remained till 3 ¼ pm. They are travelling for pleasure on their way now to a town on the Lakes – expect to be back this way in some ten days. I was at the stable before breakfast bet[ween] 6 & 7 ¼ am. To bed 9 ½ to 10

Tuesday, August 2, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

2 – 3 Cloudy & Clear & very warm. I was at Stable with Bill, our col[ore]d boy, from 5 ¾ to 8 ¾ am. Rec[eive]d letter from Jno [John] Calvin "Camp [3 ?] Baltimore MD July 31"

I wrote to him in reply. His mother & Sister also wrote to him & his brother Cha[rles]s wrote yesterday – [?] Bill our col[ore]d boy .30

Rec[eive]d of Mr. [Brownnold] 1 mos Rent due 1 [inst?] for Stine [Room] $35.00

Met Board of Enrollm[en]t morning and afternoon. Ev[enin]g home & to bed 9 ½ to 10.

Wednesday, August 3, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

3 – 4 Clear & Cloudy – Rain through last night – very warm – Mrs R[awn]. at market &

po [post office?] calfs pluck 50, 2 lbs butter 60, ½ peck Potatoes 75, [?] Tomatoes 30 =$1.85
2 doz Corn 40. ½ peck apples 15. [?] pears 15. 2 qts Blackberries 10. [Fruit] 10 =.90
squashes, cucumbers, cheese 15. 2 qts cornmeal 15. Elder [Blossoms or Berries] 5 =.35
$2.90
I p[ai]d. for a Ham (12 lbs) at [??] – at 28 c[en]ts per lb.$3.36
" " 2 lbs crackers 30. 1 lb loaf sugar 35.65
$6.91

Met Board Enrollm[en]t Forenoon & afternoon – Clement not present – arrive 29th or 30 [inst?] – I walked after breakfast between 8 ½ & 10 am out near Camp Curtin & back 3 to 3 ½ miles – walked some in Ev[ening] - Cha[rle]s & Self with dogs. To bed 10.

Editor's Note: Camp Curtin was a Civil War military camp, officially opened on April 18, 1861 to accommodate the surge of volunteers who responded to President Lincoln’s call for 75,000 troops after the surrender of Fort Sumter on April 14, 1861. The camp was named in honor of Gov. Andrew Curtin who made a plea to the citizens of Pennsylvania to help preserve the Union. It was the largest federal camp in the Civil War, and closed officially on November 11, 1865.

Thursday, August 4, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

4 – 5 Clear & Cloudy – Pleasant – Daughter Fanny & Self rode on horseback after breakfast between 7 ¾ and 9 am. 5 or 6 miles – Then attended Public worship in Lecture Room [from] church 10¼ to 11½ am. [Presidents] day of Fasting Humiliation and Prayer – Meetings led by Jacob Seiler elder from church – afternoon chiefly at home – walked some in Ev[ening] – To bed 10.

Friday, August 5, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

5 – 6 Cloudy – Clear – Pleasant - Warm – very warm in afternoon. Board of Enrollm[en]t 10 ½ am to 12 ¾.pm Charlton & Clement not present – again. 3 to 6 pm Charlton & self present – Fannie & Self rode on horseback from 8 to 9 ¾ am. Stopping awhile at [??].

Rec[eive]d letter from Son Jno [John] Calvin Camp Mankins Woods Aug 2. At stable in morning from 6 to 7 am. And again in ev[ening] at 7 pm. Sherlock got bundle 200 lbs hay – To bed 9 ½ to 10.

Saturday, August 6, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

6 – 7 Clear – Fine – very warm. Mrs. Rawn at market & po[post office]

Calfs Pluck.40
2 ½ lbs Boiling beef 30. 2 lbs butter 60. Peck Potatoes 35. ½ Peck Tomatoes 20 = $1.45
Peck apples 30. Cabbages & squashes, corn 40. apple butter 20 = .90
Cheese 5. Fruit 10. 3 lbs hard soap 30. To Fanny 5.50
1 lb white sugar 30 [?] 1.31
$3.56
I p[ai]d for [?] .25
$3.81

Rec[eive]d of [Jonas] Sooker 1 mos. Rent due 1 [inst?] $9.00

Presented Carpet sack (leather) to W[illia]m Cha[rle]s. $3.50

Daughter Fanny Lottie Duncan & Self rode on horseback from 8 to 9 ½ or 9 ¾ am. Rec[eive]d letter from Geo. G. Hoffman [??] by his man Mich[ael] Dunn. I wrote in reply. Met Board Enrollm[en]t m[ornin]g & afternoon. Dr.C[harlton] & Self present. Capt C[lement] there few minutes in morning – walked around after [tea].

Aug 6 – 7 cont[inue]d – Called at Mr. W[illia]m P. Beatty’s at 8 pm to see Miss Margaretta and Miss Sally Ann Chambers who with many other families were burnt out by the Rebels at Chambersburg in the [late] raid. To bed 10.

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