Sunday, December 25, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

25 -1 Clear cloudy – softish – sleighs running plentifully – Mrs. Rawn, self and our 3 children all at our church in the morning and all of them there except myself in the afternoon at our celebration of the Anniversary of the Sunday Schools of our [?]. Spent evening at home – except the children - all to bed at 9 ½ pm.

Monday, December 26, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Dec 26 -2 cloudy soft all day. Thawing considerably but sleighs still going. I have remained at home – chilly all day

Wrote letter to General Simon Cameron [kept?] copy on subject of a fee of $50 which he owes me now as he has assisted to [slaughter?] me. He did not do what he was bound to do save me from the [wreck?] of Clement and Charlton [?] - also mailed letter [?] to George Bergner, Esq. [kept] copy on the subject of the change of the Enrollment Board.

Tuesday, December 27, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

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Wednesday, December 28, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

28 – 4 [Last Paragraph]

I was on [outs?] the whole of the 19th Dec. last – Major [?] says the government pays a man for the day he begins but not for the last day or the day he quits. I am well satisfied I am out of the [?] but at the same time hold Cameron & Bergner…

Dec 28-4 [?] Mrs Rawn at market [?]

1 lb butter.55
1 veal cutlet 15 1 lb scrapple 10 celery 10.35
½ peck apples 25 bread 10 4 qts salt 30.65
I paid 3/8 lbs macaronis 20 – mending pair shoes for our girl Mary 25.45
$2.00

Spent evening at home and to bed 9 to 10

Thursday, December 29, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

29-5 Clear cloudy mildish - snow nearly all gone

Yesterday I paid Adam K [name] a certain special income tax for [1863?] $4.70

There is an error in the tax of [?] [?] against me resulting from the error of the [?] [?] in making his return to the collection [James?] took which is to be corrected as my next payment of US taxes per agreement Valentine Hummel Jr. in said office who told me if I would pay it now as it had been returned to [name] – to Washington [and hence they would not charge the [?] now] it should be corrected as above. The [?] [?] had added to my income one half of the same thus making my said tax ½ more than it should be.

Mrs. Rawn Daughter Fanny self called at her Father’s [name] in the afternoon on Mulberry Street to see Mrs. Agnes [name] – also Mr [name] called at Mr. Smith’s. Spent evening at home and to bed 9 ½.

Friday, December 30, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

30-6 clear fine hard frozen in morning but not very cold – I walked between 10 and 11 am and called on one [?] in next alley whose Father in Law wanted to buy some of my [State Street?] property.

Paid Samuel A. Hummel bill for [saddler?] mending and in full $21.76

Paid at Grof’s for ½ dozen bottles "Hypophosphites of Lime Soda" 5.00

I walked round between 2 ½ and 4 pm going on the [Reading?] [Rt?] North towards the ponds to see where the girls were skating – evening at home and to bed 9 ½ to 10 pm.

Saturday, December 31, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

31-7 snowing at getting up time and continued an hour or two – made an inch or more on the ground – cloudy through day.

Rec’d letter from [General?] Simon Cameron - Present? [?] in reply to mine of 26 [?]

Enclosing me check for [?] $50.00

Deposited in Dauphin Deposit Bank $95.00

Rec’d of Mrs Fanny Hyatts on a/c of Rent $11.00

This leaves her due yet in this years rent to pay up to the first April next the sum of Seven [$7] Dollars.

I met Board of Trustees of our church in evening at NB [Warford?] not a good sum present. Only Warford[?] Burnett and self.

Mrs. Rawn at market this morning. [paid?] veal and liver 80 2 lbs butter 1.00$1.80
½ peck apples 25 celery 15 bread 15 2 heads cabbage 8 2 qts buttermilk 10.73
4 lbs brown sugar -------------------------------1.00
$3.83

Home from Warford’s[?] 8 ½ and to bed 9 ¾ pm

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