Sunday, June 5, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

5- 1 clear – fine – pleasant – Rev. [James] De Witt son oson of Rev [] R. De Witt Young man just - licensed preached in our church morning and evening has Most excellent sermons – well delivered – good action – He is altogether ahead in every way of 9/10 of the young men just entering the ministry. with perhaps a slight degree of clearly apparent [ ]- confidence which as he gets older will mellow down into mine humility and stronger doubt of his own sufficiency. I walked between 4 to 5 ½ pm to the cemetery where I have not been for some time and walked around for some time among the graves of Many old acquaintances & also some young ones & those still near and dear to me. To bed 10.

Monday, June 6, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

6 – 2 Clear, very warm – Penna Reserves came into town this Morning. of some 20,000 that left the state some 3 years ago for The war only about 2,000 are left to tell the tale of wars horrors They were Rec’d with great elation very large possession had helped at the capital Mayor Rumfort Gov Curtin – Henry Ruin with hail for an half hour or More about 3½ pm. Board of Enrollment engaged during afternoon with the examination of Drafted Men

Spent evening chiefly at home and to bed 9½ to 10.

Tuesday, June 7, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

7 – 3 clear. coolish in morning. pleasant. I rose early 5 am & was at the stable with son Rev. Calvin. till was 7 am. fixing [wn ?]

Mrs. Rawn pd 3lb dried beef 54 3lb hardtack 27.81
2 qts cornmeal 10 5 lbs coffee $1.75 [(yer)]1.85
1½ lbs Beef 20 ½ Peek potatoes 15.35
Buttons for Fannys [drefs] 25 2 [Keins] serving silk 10.35

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Wednesday, June 8, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

8 – 4 clear cloudy. R [paste over covers the rest of the entry] [ ?]

5 lbs Beef 75 1½ lbs b[paste over covers the rest of the entry]$1.45
asparagus 25, salad 10 [paste over covers the rest of the entry].55
Fish 10, Rhubarb [paste over covers the rest of the entry].55
I paid [Eb ?] for 1 Bu [paste over covers the rest of the entry]$2.55

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June 7th

John [Carbw] on [Fremuu] a

we [ ] ago about 17 out (?) 4 young

[come ?] to [live ?] with us on trial. [ ? ] [ ? ]

he is [ ? ] his daily [ ? ] – some served

hundred do this as may be [ ? ] to

give him and ($1) one dollars [?] [?]

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june 12 – gave him 3 [?] [?] [?]

and think with at best - - $5.00

Paid Elias Zollinger for this day new building thanking

My military or felt hat got of him Spd 62 .50

Paid " Harrisburg Gas Co’ my gas bill for gr to 1 vist.


I [] 3lbs cracker larbevens at Haehubn ~.25

I [] Calvin self rode on horse back on my two horses at 8 to 9am !!! to Mr Hephens just a above hardscrabble to my the mare again why two horses which she look about one week ago for the first and only time she would not take him again today. So that should she come to be with foal it may be taken as about the first of this mo. !!!!!

June 4 – 8 cont’d I left Harrisburg on Rt. Rd. Carr at 3-4 5pm with clerk of the Board of Enrollment Niz Neitzel, Rofs Bucher Sturdevant, "orderly" for Mifflintown Juniata County to examine Drafted men at that place left clement will be up in the night and Dr. Wharlton came down the Rt. Rd. from Hollidaysburg where he has gone on the occasion of his wife’s brother’s wedding – arrived at M. at 5½ pm at J Will’s Hotel where we quartered last fall when at same place. I took my old Room "No 6" – to bed at 8½ nnbsp; to 9.

Thursday, June 9, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

9 – 5 clear. fine. coolish. warm. Com?. our Exam! of the drafted men in the court house at 2pm. being delayed. waiting for capt 6 + Dr. 6. to Make their appear- ance there contd. Exams till near 6 pm. walked around some. to bed 9.

Friday, June 10, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

10 – 6 clear. fine. coolish. Heavy Rain in last night. I was [woke] early bet[ween] 4 & 5 am. and walked some 3 to 4 miles before breakfast by 6½ am.

Cont’d Exams of drafted men all day – capt Clement. Mrr Davis Co – Ed. of Juniata Sentinel walked between 6½ & 8 pm. ½ a mile or so into the county to one David Moist’s where we got some nice cold milk – I did not drink any of it – does not agree with me. Mr M is a fine comfortable looking old gentlemen of some 65 to 70 years of age with a fine farm & things very neat and comfortable about him but who leaves the farming to a son in law. He Mr. M. is a preacher of the "Amish" persuasion but does not follow it professionally but only preaches as Mr. Davis stays at home in the barn and is a kind & benevolent & [likeable ?] man. His wife has the same com- fortable appearance & characteristics – we return to the hotel 8. to bed 10 pm.

Saturday, June 11, 1864 page icon [Intro & Addenda] pdf icon [PDF]

11 – 7 clear. fine. pleasant. we finished Exams at this place last Eve[ning] except one man Brouse of Black Log who reported this morning. whom Dr C self exam? (Baffle left for Hamilton last night) and passed –" baffle afterwards let the man off at the Ho[tel] in the afternoon without any consultation with us as a certificate he had of his having been in Mil service in Europe – 45 years old [luhafl ?] [except] , a man Crawford who paid commutation Went at am. to James Vandyke [Hotel K] Sunbury that I want My old Room when we came there Monday next.we left pm on Carr. at 11 ¼ am. for Harrisburg where me arrived at 1¼ pm. Dr. Charlton did not come down with us but went up the Tuscarora Valley in a Filbury with J.J. Pattinson to [heademice] to see a [ ] there – and came down on carr in evening. Same place I went with him last fall when we were at M.

Rec? of John Sautter 1 mos. rent due 1 inst. . . .$15.00

" " John Wolf 1 mos. " " " . . . $8.50

Where rents were rec?. by my wife during my late absence at M. and the latter appropriated and used by her (see below) [ ] to say for a Pair of Garters for Fanny . . . $2.50

do do " herself . . .2.50

Wllm Mather for Fanny’s hats .2.62

Fine Pitcher – basin and chamber& 1.15

Mrs Rawn at market spd. $8.77

7 lbs. Meal $1.25 fish 15 2 lbs butter 40 salad asparagus 35 $2.15

Apple butter 20 onions, Smearcase & Rhubarb 19 .39

2 boxes Strawberries 45 .45

a bolt for the front door 25 To Fanny 10.35

4 lbs Brown Sugar 72 1 lb white sugar 25 .97

Spd.. Mending shoe Mifflintown 10 Midge Lace 4 ground nuts 5 = 19cts $4.31

was at Board of Enrollment office in afternoon in our court house, also at Capt Clements Room. He and self walked around about 8 pm. for exercise I left him by Brady’s Hotel and went to my tenant Mr. Jones on North St. to see about the Rent " home 8 ½ - to bed 10 pm.

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