Sunday, November 5, 1865 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

5-1 Clear and cloudy. Variable. Stormy. Some rain. Some snow. First here of the season. Wife and Daughter at church morning and Ev. I spent day at home. Am hardly in health and strength to walk out. To bed 9.

Monday, November 6, 1865 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

6-2 Clear. Fine. Cool. Wife made fire in furnace for first time this fall. I did not get up till after 10am.

Received of Fanny and Yatts and Solomon 1 mo. Rent$8.00
Received of John Golden 1 mo. Rent due$25.00

(I do not find that I entered in this journal what time we fired the furnace last fall)

Tuesday, November 7, 1865 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

7-3 Clear and cloudy. Clear. Cool but agreeable and fresh.

Edward Robinson a colored young man some 18 years old of good appearance and active habits came to us this morning on trial to make fire in furnace and do whatever work may he to do round. We have not made any bargain yet as there is a difficulty about this Boarding for which they charge him $3 ½ he says per week. My wife is rather opposed to Boarding him, but I do not see what else he can do. He’d have to get some $12 to $16 a month at least if we boarded him $4 or $5 or $6 at the outside would do and we should then have him on the premises night and day if wanted. With my condition of health and gradual arrangements for moving the family next thing, I think we shall find great account this winter in a good boy or man which this young fellow appears fully to come up to. He remained till after dinner getting his dinner and his breakfast and is to come in morning. I had been feeling considerably better all day, especially this evening. Less oppression on the chest and less shortness of health and difficulty of breathing. I am not able to account for the change or hardly to lay there is any less. I should prove mistaken but there seems to be some improvement achieved. May be imputable [?] to Schenk’s medicines under which at first I thought I felt worse. I have also had less or no drowsiness to very which I largely impart first to healthiness [?] and then to weakness. I can hardly flatter myself that this apparent improvement is not merely very temporary and owing to counsel not of a permanent character. Spent day and Ev. at home and to bed 8 ½ pm.

Wednesday, November 8, 1865 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

Nov. 8-4 Clear. Fine. Fresh. Cold. Made ice in last night and this morning, I am told, as some people washed their pavements. Mrs. Rawn at market and paid

1 lb butter.45
6 ½ lbs Beef $1.05, Rabbit 25, Rambo [?] apples ¼ peck 201.60
sweet potatoes 13, persimmons 4, Bread 5, Herring 20.42
to Henry for copy or note Book 10 $2.57$2.47

Edward Robison was here again till in the afternoon and got his breakfast and his dinner.

Received of Mrs. Mary Ann Howe 1 mos. Rent due$15.00

Mrs. Rawn and self rode from 11 ½ am to 12 ¾ p.m. for benefit of my health. Spent afternoon and Evening at home. Mrs. Agnes Kemp made us a visit in afternoon. To bed 9.

Thursday, November 9, 1865 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

9-5 Clear. Fine. Fresh and coldish. Mrs. Rawn and self rode in Calder’s Rockaway on yesterday from 10 ½ to 11 ¾ am. Went round by Paxton Church, Progress. Mrs. R. was also out riding in the afternoon with Mrs. Murray. Spent day and Evening except as above at home. Henry Omit called in evening at 7 or so and remained ½ to ¾ hour. To bed 8 pm to 9.

Friday, November 10, 1865 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

10-6 Clear. Fine. Cool. Coldish. Miles Woelper fixing gutter in my yard in Sautters yard. My kitchen hearth, too. Came at 1 p.m. left 3 p.m. Spent day and evening at home and to bed 9 pm.

Saturday, November 11, 1865 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

11-7 Clear. Fine. Cold. Ice made considerably last night and ground said to be frozen in shady places all day. Dr. E. W. Roberts was buried this afternoon. Wife at market this morning and paid

1 lb butter.45
7 lbs. Beef $1.23, 1 pair chickens 50, Bread 5 =1.78
sweet potatoes 15, parsnips, smear care 10.25
2 lbs white sugar 40, 2 lbs syrup 24, ¼ peck apples 20.84
ground nuts 10, nat. ham 20, Bird seed 20.50
turnips 15, citrate magnesia 35.50

Dr. Roberts died early yesterday morning, I am told. He has been a great sufferer for many years with neuralgia. Spent day and Ev. Home and to bed 9 ½.

Editor's Note: Egle 530. Dr. Edmund W. Roberts died on November 10, 1865 at the age of 58. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he had a successful medical practice in Harrisburg.

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