Monday, July 24, 2017

December 1840

July 22, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Wednesday, December 9, 1840: Today I took my sleigh and horses and carried my wife to Pittsfield to brother Jay Wylie’s on a visit.

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A Tale Of Drunkenness

July 13, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Friday, November 20, 1840: Today I packed my cheese in flour barrels in my celler, about ninety in number, and we have ten more that is not dried yet.

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The Election Of 1840, And Selling Beef

June 22, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Saturday, October 31, 1840: Today Mr. L. Irons sent Mr. William Abrams and paid me one dollar and fifty cents and I gave up the colt that had broke into my enclosure about ten days past. I had advertised said colt and taken other pains to find an owner.

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Charlotte Returns From The West

June 15, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Friday, October 9, 1840: We gathered winter and fall apples. Saturday: We gathered apples.

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Sons To Military Training, Daughter Embarks On A Journey

June 8, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Thursday, September 10, 1840: Today I took my two horse pleasure wagon and carried my two daughters to Pittsfield to brother Jay Wylie’s and took dinner. 

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An Adventure in the Courts

June 1, 2017 Leave a Comment 

After George hired Wm Chapman to do some mowing on his farm for $3 on July 22, George tendered paper bills to pay him, which Chapman refused. George then tried to pay him in coins, and this developed into a dispute that ended up in the courts.

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An Adventure in the Courts

May 25, 2017 Leave a Comment 

  Sunday, August 2, 1840: Today my son Geo P took the two horse team and carried his two oldest sisters to Lebanon to the Shaker Meeting.

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A July Full Of Mowing

May 18, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Sunday, July 19, 1840: This afternoon I took my double wagon and carried my three daughters to the Select School house near Hiram W. Brown’s to the Rev. Wm. Wilcox meeting.

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A Circus In Town & July 4 At Pool Hill

May 11, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Saturday, June 27, 1840: Today I cleaned out my celler and repaired the celler door.

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A Subscription For The Preacher

May 4, 2017 Leave a Comment 

Thursday, June 11, 1840: Today I took my covered wagon and carried my wife to Pittsfield partly on a visit to brother F. Jay Wylie’s.

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