Sunday, August 7, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

7 – 1 Clear-very warm – Rev. Mr. Barnhart who some time ago (say 4 to six months ago) of Bellefonte Centre County preached in our church – preached there today morning and evening. He is a remarkably interesting preacher being one of the very few of the most decidedly earnest and interesting preachers that we have ever had – wife, Jno [John] Calvin and Self there in the morning – We did not go in the evening because of the extreme warm weather. Our black boy Bill put into the lock up today for bathing in the Public place on Canal. I got him out in the afternoon by going to the mayor & Mr. Edwards the clerk and paying 95 c[en]ts cash.

Cash paid Mayors Clerk. .95

I took care of the horses at noon, Jno [John] Calvin came home on short absence from Camp by Baltimore last night at midnight to see Cha[rle]s as he said before he should leave again. I got up and let him in - To bed 10 pm.

Monday, August 8, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

8 – 2 Clear & very warm – our Boys both left this morning on cars – Cha[rle]s at 6 ½ am for Fort Schuyler, N.Y. Jno [John] at 7 am for Baltimore. Met Board of Enrollment Dr Charlton and Self all day at Court House – Capt Clement has not spent an hour with the Board in 7 or 8 days with today-

Rec[eive]d of Geo Olvis 1 mos. Rent due 1 [inst?] -$ 9.00
" " Jno [John] Hamilton 1 " " " "$ 8.00
" " Mrs. Martha Jones
& her Mother per Mrs. J. 1 " " " "$10.00

Bill our Black boy at stable this morning but absent all day after he got his breakfast. I got Mr. Sherkleybank to take care of the horses in the evening.

I paid omnibus Fare for Wm. Cha[rle]s’ Trunk $.25

" Daily [Morning] Telegraph for [Charles] $.05

Was at stable at 8 pm. Then after Mr. Jones’ Rent. To bed 10.

Tuesday, August 9, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

9 – 3 Clear – very warm – very [?] – sun & moon very [new] for seven days – I was at the Stable from 6 to 7 am. Mr. Sherlock had fed and watered the horses – I cleaned up the dung. Bill came there at near 7 o’clock but I drove him off as worthless. He said he had gone fishing yesterday and then gone in the country. I asked him when he thought the horses were to do and he said answered coolly "Stand in the stable"

Rec[eive]d of Mr. [Wolf] per his wife 1 mos. Rent due 1[inst?] $8.50

Met Board of Enrollm[ent]t morning & afternoon Charlton & Self only present – We have great crowds of applicants for Exemption prior to the draft. From 100 to 150 present daily – We exempt some 50 in a day besides examining many Recruits – Ev[ening] at home To bed 10

Wednesday, August 10, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

10 – 4 Clear – very warm – very hot – Have an attack of Lumbago – came on me suddenly yesterday morning. Sherlock attending stable last even[in]g and this morning – I sold the Poney by delivery this morning to his son Gabriel in pursuance of a talk [?] Hiester & myself had in [unknown phrase] [said] son a week ago to Id. A. O. Hiester for $150.00

Also the bridle Martingale used with [said] poney " $ 3.50

I rode up to my Stable with [said] son in their carriage – He rode the Poney away having his saddle with him and I drove his carriage down to [Jones] delivery Stable – This sale is by consent of Parties all around, Jno [John] Calvin consenting when at home – He is to get his $75 that he paid when he bought the Poney refunded and half the $75 made on the sale and I am to keep the other half $37.50 to help pay expenses since we have had him – [unknown words] afraid.

I deposited in Dauphin Dep. Bank $169.68

Rec[eive]d of Jno [John] Saulter 1 mos. Rent due 1[inst.?] $15.00

Met Board of Enrollment morning & afternoon. Capt Clement not present – Dr. C[harlton] and Self doing a heavy amount of business. Spent evening at home and to bed 10.

Thursday, August 11, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Aug 11 – 5 Clear – Extremely warm – Storm of wind & rain at about 4 ½ or 5 pm. Rec[eive]d letter from son Jno [John] Calvin "Camp Mankins Woods" (near Baltimore) Aug 9th

Met Board of Enrollment - all day – Capt Clement present only ½ an hour or so. I called at Mr. Sherlocks in Ev[ening] to see about my Stable & to hand him salt for the mare – Called on my return at Mrs. D.A.S. Eysters [?] near half an hour. [Al.] Eyster there – I had not called there for some 3 or 4 months. Lumbago still bad with me so that I walk with difficulty – returned home about 8 ½ and to bed 10 PM.

Friday, August 12, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

12 – 6 Clear – Extremely warm. Lumbago still bad. Met Board of Enrollm[en]t all day – Capt C[lement] present only a few minutes in the morning. Legislature met in extra session 9 [inst.?] I voted in favour of all three of the amendments to the constitution the 2 [inst.?]. They are carried by near 100,000 majority – the chief one being to allow the soldiers absent in the service to vote. Evening at home and to bed 10.

Saturday, August 13, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

13 – 7 Cloudy – Clear – Excessively warm – Fine Rain in Evening after 4. Mrs. Rawn at Market 10th [inst.?] this morning. I paid

calf pluck 40 veal cutlet 25 2 lbs butter 60 ½ peck tomatoes 60 =$1.40
½ peck apples 15 doz corn 20 apple butter 20 blackberries 5 =.60
Fruit 10 Potatoes 80.90
4 lbs Brown Sugar 95 Pint Kerosine 151.10
5 lbs coffee $2.00 1 lb White Sugar 302.30
[Today] – 2 ¼ lbs. Beef 40. 1 lb butter 30, ½ Peck apples 15.85
Tomatoes 10 water melon 25, 1 ½ doz corn 30.65
qt. Beans 15 [church] to Fanny 5.20
$8.00
I pd 2 lb crackers 24 ½ lb macaronies 30.54
Pd Jno [John]Hetrick 1 days work Trimming my [Last Spring] grape vines$1.50
[?] Daughter Fanny for 8 [weeks] Reading
History of England to this day inclusive 2.00

Rec[eive]d. of M. F. Brenner 1 mos Rent due 1 [inst ? $20.00

" " Valentine Faust for Prof[essiona]l services trying suit for him this morning from 10 to 11 ½ am at [?] FEE $10.00

Met Board of Enroll[ment] 11 ¾ am to 1 pm and 3 to 5[pm]. Mr. Capt Clement present only a few minutes in the morning not there in afternoon. Dr. C[harlton] not there till 4 pm. I walked home after tea but Lumbago not well – To bed 10.

Jump to date: