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1863 Diary of Luman Putnam of Granville
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1854 Diary and Introduction. Also access to many more LumanPutnam Diaries

Luman Putnam Jerusha Bailey, his first wife

L. Putnam

1863

January

Thursday, 1

Freezing night, day fair and pleasant. Attended to chores, chopping wood &c. At night went up to Taylor’s for the Tribune. Drake & family, Smiley & Lurenda, Azor & Eliza, with Delos, were here today. In the evening Elon, Mr. Chattle & Ed. made a call.

Friday, 2

Day fair & weather moderate. Attended to the stock, chopped some wood, worked some at my tobacco, and at night went to the Huddle after the Tribune. Mr. Chattle called in the forenoon and Elon in the evening.

Saturday, 3

Weather fair & quite mild. Took care of the stock, chopped some wood & did a little at repairs. Went up to Taylor’s in the afternoon for the Tribune but failed to get it. Rec’d. notice as arbitrator at Canton on 15th inst. Julius called & Chattle.

Sunday, 4

Thawed all night & thro the day. Morning fair, afternoon cloudy & rainy. Attended to the chores & remained at home with wife. Ella went away last night & has not returned. Elon called, bringing me the Tribune. Ed. called in the evening.

Monday, 5

Day fair & warm. Snow gone & frost out of the ground. Besides the routine of chores I set some gate posts & commenced repairing the fence in front of the house. Isaac & Elon called in forenoon & Ed. & Manville in the evening.

Tuesday, 6

Cloudy, rainy & snowy. Attended to the chores & finished repairing the fence in front of the house, except making the gate. In the evening Mr. Chattle called and Ed. was here.

Wednesday, 7

Clear & cloudy, with flurries of snow & quite cold. Attended to the chores & chopped some wood. Went up to Griffin’s shop calling at the store for the Tribune. Elon & Sarah, Mr. Chattle & Ed. were here in the evening.

Thursday, 8

Partially cloudy. Weather moderate. Attended to the stock at the barn and chopped wood at the house. Elon called in the afternoon, and went from here to the Huddle for the Tribune, but there was no mail today. Jeff. called in the evening.

Friday, 9

Day cloudy & weather moderate. Attended to the chores at the barn & chopped wood at the house. Elon brought me two numbers of the Tribune. Amanda was here in the afternoon & Mr. Chattle in the evening.

Saturday, 10

Weather moderate with storm of rain & snow. Attended to the affairs at the barn and the balance of the time chopped wood at the house. At night went to the Huddle but did not get the Tribune.

Sunday, 11

Day partially fair & weather colder. The ground covered with a thin coating of ice. Remained at home with wife and attended to the chores as usual. Elon & Mr. Chattle called. Ed. brought the Tribune.

Monday, 12

Weather moderate & the day partially cloudy. Attended to chores. Attended suits at Robert’s as witness, & went to the Huddle for the Tribune & to engage Griffin to shoe Ella tomorrow. Elon called.

Tuesday, 13

Weather continues mild and partially fair. Did chores, chopped wood & took Ella to Griffin’s shop in the morning, going after her again in the afternoon. Fremont came to stay while I am gone to Troy & Canton.

Wednesday, 14

Cloudy & rainy through the day. Went to Troy with Ed’s carriage, he going with me. Bought a hat, a vest, a pair of overshoes, some groceries &c. at different stores, & went to Azor’s where we tarried over night.

Thursday, 15

Weather same as yesterday. We went to the village & had a shoe set on Ella & then went over to Canton. J.E. Bullock was chosen in place of L.D. Taylor & the trial commenced. We stayed at Stockwell’s.

Friday, 16

The rainstorm continues. Proceeded with the trial and concluded it in the evening. I put up with John Griffin & Ed. staid at the Keystone with Olney Churchill who is boarding there.

Saturday, 17

Weather cold & unpleasant. Made some calls in the morning, & then started for home. We called & took tea at Luther’s on the way. In the evening Elon & Sarah were here, & Dave Sayles called to a Commisioner’s notice.

Sunday, 18

Day fair & pleasant. Remained at home during the day. Attended to chores as usual. Amanda came over Elon spent some time here & Ed. made a call.

Monday, 19

Day fair & the weather continues pleasant. Attended to the stock and chopped some wood at the house. Balance of the time I spent in the library reading. Mary went down to the Steam Mill.

Tuesday, 20

Partially cloudy & cold. Attended to chores & chopped some wood. Went to the Corners & got some postage stamps & then to the Huddle & sent to the Summit by Parsons a letter to Luman. Received one from Luman by Parsons.

Wednesday, 21

Cloudy & snowy. Did the chores, chopped some wood & read the papers. Ed. called in the afternoon with two numbers of the Tribune. He was here again in the evening. Mr. Barnes called in the afternoon.

Thursday, 22

Cloudy & mild with a little rain. Attended to the routine of chores at the barn & the house as usual, chopping fire wood, & went up to the Huddle & got the Tribune. Dave Sayles, J. H. Ross & Ed. called in the course of the day.

Friday, 23

Cloudy & some cooler. Attended to the chores & met with the Road Commissioners at the Huddle. Robert called in the morning & qualified me to act. David Sayles presented me with a very nice cane.

Saturday, 24

Day partially fair & mild. Attended to the stock at the barn, chopped some wood at the house, & repaired some fence of Mr. Chattle’s on the line. Ed. called in the evening.

Sunday, 25

Day fair, warm & pleasant. Remained at home with wife and attended to the chores at the house and barn. In the evening wrote a letter to Luman. Mr. Chattle called in the afternoon & Ed. in the evening.

Monday, 26

Day cloudy, rainy & muddy. Did nothing more than chores today. In the evening posted some accounts for Mr. Griffin. Sent my letter to the Huddle in the morning by Dan. Wilcox. Ed. called towards night.

Tuesday, 27

Day cloudy, snowy & thawy. Attended to the chores and chopped a little wood. Went to the Huddle for the Tribune but failed to get it. Mr. Bunyan called in the middle of the day & staid till in the evening.

Wednesday, 28

Day cloudy & cooler. Snow storm continues moderately. Attended to affairs at house & barn, & went to the Huddle & got two numbers of the Tribune, & an engraved likeness of Hon. D. Wilmot, sent me by him. Jeff. called at night.

Thursday, 29

Snow 2 feet deep & continues falling. Cleared off in the afternoon. Wrote a letter to Mr. Wilmot, attended to the affairs about the barn and house and shovelled some paths in the snow. Ed. called in the eve.

Friday, 30

Partially cloudy & mild. Did the chores, wrote a letter to Harvey, shovelled some snow, chopped some wood, & went to Huddle for the papers. Wife went to Troy with Drake & Amanda. Ed. called & gave him the letters to mail. Griffin called.

Saturday, 31

Day fair & mild. Did the chores, chopped some wood & went to the Huddle for the Tribune. Smiley & Lurenda came & went over to Drake’s at night. Rec’d. notice from P. M. Middletown Ct. of unpaid letter there. Wrote reply.

February

Sunday, 1

Principal part of the day cloudy with storm of rain & snow at night. Attended to the chores with Fremont. Smiley’s folks, Drake’s folks, & Azor’s folks were here. Rec’d. letter from Mr. Atkins. Went home with Smiley on my way to Court.

Monday, 2

Day partially fair & colder. Smiley went with me part of the way & I found opportunities to ride the balance. Went into Court but Jury not called till towards night. Went with Thomas Smiley, James Warren & others, to board with Mrs. Vandercook.

Tuesday, 3

Cloudy & the weather considerably colder. Attended Court & served on the first Jury, convicting a boy of larceny.

Wednesday, 4

Day partially fair & the weather very cold. Attended the Court. Mr. Tid & Mr. MacFarlane called on me there wishing to employ me to obtain the right of way for R.R. At night Jury discharged. Paid $4.08 Argus debt.

Thursday, 5

Cloudy & stormy & cold. Paid my land lady $1.25, paid my Reporter debt of $5.75 & started with Mr. Warren for home. Arrived at Smiley’s at 1 o’clock, started again at 4, & got home before dark, walking 15 miles of the way. Found letter from Luman.

Friday, 6

Rained in the night & nearly all day. Streams high. Helped Fremont do the chores & wrote two letters, one to Luman & one to Mr. Atkins. Had no company except Ed. who called twice in the course of the day.

Saturday, 7

Principal part of the day cloudy & the weather mild. Helped Fremont do the chores & carried my letter to the P.O. in the morning. Bunyan was here in the afternoon with Elon, & Elon & Jeff. in the evening.

Sunday, 8

Fair in the forenoon, cloudy in the afternoon. Thawed considerably. Remained at home during the day and attended to the chores. Mary only attended meeting. Had no company except Ed. & some girls.

Monday, 9

Day clear & cloudy, with moderate soft weather. Attended to the chores, chopped some wood, & fixed the smoking works in the cellar. Elon was here in the evening. Meribah Chattle died this morning.

Tuesday, 10

Cear & cloudy, thawing some. Did the chores with Montie, chopped some wood & commenced smoking the hams. Elon called in the evening, & Valentine came in, bringing me some blanks from Mr. Macfarlane for R.R. releases.

Wednesday, 11

Day principally cloudy & mild. Attended to the chores, chopping some wood & attended to the meat smoking. Julius called in the morning. In the evening wrote a letter to Br. Wells.

Thursday, 12

Snow storm through the day. Weather moderate. Took care of the stock and attended to the smoking works in the cellar. Uriah Baxter, Elon and Jeff. called in the course of the day & Ed. in the evening. Wrote to Br. Wells.

Friday, 13

Day fair & moderate. Did nothing more than chores. Received nine large books from Mr. Wilmot. Wrote to Harvey in the evening. Mr. Tid came to see me on R.R. Matters, Geo. Johnson & others were here in the course of the day.

Saturday, 14

Very freezing night and pleasant day. Most sick with a cold. Did the chores & chopped some wood. Sent my letters to P.O. at the Corners. Elon called & also Ed.

Sunday, 15

Day cloudy, weather mild, thawing considerable. Continue unwell, remaining at home, but attended to the matters at the barn and house as usual. Elon & Ed. were here in the course of the day.

Monday, 16

Day fair and pleasant, and the thaw continues. Feel a little better. Attended to the stock at the barn and chopped some wood at the house. No Tribune today. Ed. made two calls in the course of the day & evening.

Tuesday, 17

Day cloudy, thawing some. Continue not very well. Took care of the stock & did some repairing about the barn, besides chopping some wood. Elon and were here.

Wednesday, 18

Day cloudy & thaw continues. In addition to my cold, I am very lame today. Did nothing more than take care of the stock & chop a little wood for the stove. Valentine & Ed. were here, & at night Mathias Manly called.

Thursday, 19

Day cloudy, foggy, & rainy. Lameness continues, but notwithstanding I attended to my chores & chopped some wood. Had no company today except Ed. who called as usual. Heavy rain in the evening.

Friday, 20

Cloudy & clear. Some cooler. Feel some better. Did the chores & wrote a letter to Rhoda Bailey & one to Luman. Smiley & Lurenda came & brought some hams to be smoked. He went to Troy & She to Drakes. Mr. Chattle called in the evening. Ed came in also.

Saturday, 21

Day fair & quite cold. Feel considerably better. Did the chores & chopped some wood. Smiley returned from Troy & Lurenda from Drake’s. They went home in the afternoon. Had calls by Ed., Uriah Baxter, Levi Taylor, Mr. Chattle & Elon.

Sunday, 22

Day cold & snowstorm commenced in the morning continuing through the day & evening. Attended to the chores & balance of the time remained in the house wife & Mary. Ed. called in the evening.

Monday, 23

Day fair, thawing some in the sunshine. Attended to the chores and chopped some wood. Went up to the Huddle & bought some stationary. Ed. called in the evening. Wife went to Troy. Harvey’s cow had a calf.

Tuesday, 24

Day cloudy & more mild. Attended to chores, chopped wood & repaired stables. Elon called in the middle of the day, Levi in the afternoon, Mr. Newland towards night & Ed. in the evening. Old Daisey cow brought a calf.

Wednesday, 25

Day fair & warm. Sleighing gone. Did the chores & chopped some wood. Newland & Burlingame began to thresh the rye in the afternoon. Br. Encill called. Azor brought Eliza down & left her for a few days. Thomas Woodruff from Towanda called. Andrew Royce called & staid over night.

Thursday, 26

Day cloudy & warm & muddy. Business same as yesterday. Andrew departed after breakfast. Newland & Burlingame worked here at threshing rye. Elon called here in the morning & Ed came in the evening.

Friday, 27

Morning rainy & balance of the day fair. Weather quite warm. Attended to the chores at the house & barn, chopped a little wood & cleaned out the hog pen separating the old sow from the others. Newland & Burlingame here.

Saturday, 28

Day partially fair & warm. Did chores &c. & took care of the rye. Newland & Burlingame finished. Azor brought Edward Rockwell & his wife & Miss McKean. After meeting Hiram Stone & his wife & Miss Crandall came. Ed. brot me $20. from Loren(?).

March

Sunday, 1

Warm cloudy & snowy. Attended meeting besides attending to company & chores. Smiley & Lurenda came up. Drake, Amanda & Lucella were here. Harvey Holcomb son & daughter & Miss Wilcox came in the afternoon. Smiley & Lurenda staid.

Monday, 2

Partially fair warm & muddy. Attended to the chores &c. and with with wife rode up to Luther’s with Smiley & Lurenda to see Tommy who came home on friday the 20th with his discharge from the service. Smiley & Lurenda went home.

Tuesday, 3

Principal part of the day cloudy with some snow. Ground very wet. Did the chores, chopped some wood and cleaned out all the stables, & regulated things at the barn. In the afternoon Mr. Cuddington called.

Wednesday, 4

Clear & cloudy, & very cold. Attended to the chores as usual, chopped some wood, but spent the principal part of the time in the house at reading the papers. Julius called towards night.

Thursday, 5

Day fair and cold. Attended to the chores & wrote a letter to Dan. Levi Taylor called in the morning. Tho. Woodruff in the forenoon & again at night. Isaac called in the middle of the day and Elon came in towards night.

Friday, 6

Partially fair and moderate. Attended to the chores as usual, chopped some wood, and wrote a letter to Luman. Julius called in the morning, and came again at night spending the evening with us. Gave my letters to him for mailing.

Saturday, 7

Another N. E. Allday, snowstorm. Took care of the stock and chopped a little wood. One of Harvey’s sheep had two lambs & another lost two. Julius called twice, and Mr. Bunyan & Mr. Chattle were here.

Sunday, 8

Fore part of the day cloudy and a little more snow fell. Latter part fair & the snow began to thaw. Remained at home with wife. Mary attended meeting in the evening. Elon made a call, Jeff. was here and Manville came in. Rec’d. letter from Harvey.

Monday, 9

Day partially fair & mild. Attended to the chores and attended a meeting of Com’rs in the forenoon. Mr. Bunyan came home with me and I filled out a deed for him. Azor and Eliza were down and went to Drake’s. Ed. called in the evening.

Tuesday, 10

Principal part of the day fair. Did the chores, chopped some wood, & went up to the Store and bought some sugar and got the Tribune. Elon called in the afternoon and Julius was here in the evening.

Wednesday, 11

Clear & cloudy with flurries of snow. Attended to chores, cut some wood, and sold To. Fleming 500 of hay from Chattles barn. Mr. Stockwell and his wife made a call in the forenoon, Ed. came in, and smiley was here in the middle of the day.

Thursday, 12

Principally fair and quite cold. Attended to the chores, chopped some wood, and repaired the mangers in the cow stables in the barn. Br. Churchill called in the middle of the day, and Ed. was in several times.

Friday, 13

Weather same as yesterday. Considerably unwell. Did the chores, chopped some wood and in the evening wrote a letter to Harvey. Julius called in the afternoon.

Saturday, 14

Cold weather continues. More unwell today than yesterday. Did nothing more than the chores at the barn. Sent letter to the P.O. in the morning by Julius. Br. Rockwell called in the afternoon. Ed gave us a lamb.

Sunday, 15

Partially fair and the weather more moderate. Feel a little better today. Attended to the chores as usual, remaining at home with wife. Ed called & in the evening Mr. & Mrs. Chattle, and Mr. Crandal came in.

Monday, 16

Cloudy till afternoon, & moderate. Remain not very well and did nothing more than the chores. Calvin called & I paid him $5.00 my subscription for a church bell at Leroy. Laythan called, and Mr. Bunyan was here in the afternoon. Mr. Chattle called.

Tuesday, 17

Fair and considerably warm. Some better today. Did the chores and chopped some wood. Mr. Fleming called and paid me $3. for hay. Mr. & Mrs. Bunyan were here in the afternoon and evening. Julius called. Robert here in the evening.

Wednesday, 18

Fair and weather cool. Health improves slowly. Did the chores, chopped some wood, and attended a meeting of the Road Commissioners at the Huddle. Bought some rope and a tin pail at the store.

Thursday, 19

Partially fair and quite cool. Attended to the chores as usual. Azor and Eliza came down and brought with them Luman. Luther and Sally came with Thomas. In the afternoon Mr. VanBuskirk came with Luman’s team.

Friday, 20

Partially fair and quite cold. Attended to the chores. Luman chopped some wood and with Mr. Cuddington, skinned a yearling heifer, which died of the murrain. Sold the skin to Mr. Cuddington for $1.32. Ed was here.

Saturday, 21

Cloudy with cold south wind. Did nothing more than the chores. Luman went to Leroy to the Festival with Ed. and others, returning late in the evening. Mr. Cuddington came an bought some butter. Julius called twice.

Sunday, 22

Day cloudy and the weather considerably warmer than it has been for some time. Remained at home with wife and attended to the chores. Luman and Mary attended meeting at the Huddle. Ed. called.

Monday, 23

Cloudy and rained a little in the afternoon. Went with wife up to Luther’s calling a short time to see Delight who is sick. Went from Luther’s to the Summit & paid $1.17 postage on the Tribune.

Tuesday, 24

Forenoon cloudy, afternoon and evening rainy. Did chores, and helped Luman weigh and load a half ton of hay at Chattle’s barn which he took down to Fleming. Subscribed for some friut trees of an agent. J. B. Packard called.

Wednesday, 25

Water high in the streams. Day cloudy & mild. Did chores and attended meeting of Road Commissioners. Rec’d. $3.50 for services. Luman hauled home some hay and straw from Chattle’s barn, and chopped some wood.

Thursday, 26

Cloudy with a flurry of snow in the afternoon. Went down to the Corners in the morning & got Lute to help me do the chores. Attended with the Road Commissioners again today. Luman started for Clearfield co. again at 2 o’clock in the morn.

Friday, 27

Partially fair & weather moderate. Assisted Lute about the chores, He went home at night, being unwell. Amanda was here this afternoon. Br. Encill called this afternoon, with Br. Hooper, editor of "Herald of the South." Subscribed & paid $1. for year.

Saturday, 28

Day cloudy with snow falling a considerable portion of the day. Weather moderate. Attended to the chores with Lute as usual. Went up to the Huddle and got the Tribune and read it.

Sunday, 29

Day fair with a cold wind. Attended to the chores with Lute. Azor and Eliza came down and Drake and Amanda came also. Towards night went home with Azor, with the intention of going to the village tomorrow.

Monday, 30

Day fair & not very warm. Went to the village and paid off Mr. Ballard & Dr. Parsons besides a small debt to Delos. Bought a coat & pair of pants at Perine’s. Returned towards night to Azor’s and tarried with them again.

Tuesday, 31

Day cloudy & more mild. Walked home from Azor’s calling a short time at the Huddle on the way. Helped Lute do the chores at night. R.R. surveyors in the neighborhood at work. They put up with Julius.

April

Wednesday, 1

Day fair and quite cold. Attended to the chores with Lute. Went down to Julius’ and from thence over the creek where the Engineers were at work surveying the R.R. route. Allen Bovier called in the afternoon.

Thursday, 2

Day partially fair, raining a little towards noon. Went up the road in the morning to see the operations of the R.R. Engineers. Called at Valentine’s & at Luthers, & went on as far as the Summit. Returned in the evening.

Friday, 3

Day fair, thawing considerably. Helped Lute do the chores, went up to the store, sold Randolf Bailey 32 bundles of rye straw & Decator Pepper 25 bundles. Smiley & Lurenda, with Decator & Emily called & took dinner with us.

Saturday, 4

Day fair and weather mild. Went up to Mr. Bunyan’s, calling at the Huddle. Bunyan not being at home left $10. with Mrs. Bunyan to pay for some siding & money borrowed. Came home by way of Drake’s & the Corners, calling at each place. Rec’d. 2 letters from Dan.

Sunday, 5

Day cloudy and weather continues mild. Snow commenced falling in the morning early, & continued till in the afternoon. Remained at home and with Lute attended to the chores. Ed. called in afternoon, & Elon in the evening.

Monday, 6

Day fair till towards night, then rainy. Weather warmer & snow gone. Helped Lute do the chores, & put up some grain & take it up to the mill. Lute went with team & hauled a load of hay for his father. Dimick called, & Ed in the evening.

Tuesday, 7

Cloudy and cold with the ground covered with snow in the morning. went to Towanda with Mr. Bunyan. Returning called at Monroe, & came on up to Smiley’s where we put up at 11 o’clock in the evening. Roads very muddy and bad.

Wednesday, 8

Day partially cloudy & weather continues quite cool We started from Smiley’s in the morning after breakfast and came home. Went up to the Huddle with Mr. Bunyan. Bought 12 lbs. sugar for Valeria.

Thursday, 9

Day fair & considerably warmer. Helped Lute do the chores and attended Road Commissioners meeting at the Huddle. Towards night went down to the Corners with a letter from Luman to Ed. Manville called.

Friday, 10

Day fair and the weather continues warm. Assisted Lute in doing the chores, went to the Huddle and got the Tribune, and wrote a letter to Daniel. Julius called in the afternoon & Manville towards night.

Saturday, 11

Principal part of the day fair. Weather warm and springlike. Helped Lute do the chores, sold Decator Pepper 103 bundles of straw and John Tice 25 bundles. Carried letter to the Corners and sent it to Troy by Jack. Jeff. called. Rec’d. letter from Luman.

Sunday, 12

Day cloudy and warm, raining a little. Snow disappearing from the hills and the creek high. Remained at home with wife, assisting Lute about the chores. Julius called in the morning Elon in the afternoon, & Ed in the evening.

Monday, 13

Principal part of the day fair. Helped Lute do the chores in the morning, doing nothing more during the day, being unwell. Manville called & left me the 2nd Vol. of History of the Rebellion. At night John Tice called and Mr. Bunyan came in.

Tuesday, 14

Day fair and springlike. Waited till towards night for Mr. Macfarlane, but he failing to come I walked up to Azor’s, arriving there at about 8 oclock in the evening. Tarried there over night, having some business at the village next day.

Wednesday, 15

Weather fair and pleasant, clouds and some rain towards night. Called at the village, & from thence walked to the Summit, after spending some time there rode down to the Huddle with John Sayles. Called at Percival’s shop a short time.

Thursday, 16

Rained all night & rained all day. Streams very high. Went down to Julius’ to see Mr. Macfarlane. Signed a release for right of way for R.R. for $120 which is only the cost of fencing. Tommy(?) is here. Elon called.

Friday, 17

Day cloudy and cool, raining a little in the morning. Went with wife and Tommy to Smithfield to see Valeria and carry her some supplies of provisions &c for her family. We tarried there over night.

Saturday, 18

Cloudy weather continues. After breakfast in the morning we started for home. We arrived at West Burlington about noon, and called on Mr. Stevens where we took dinner. We got home before night.

Sunday, 19

Morning foggy and the day fair and pleasant. Remained at home during the day assisting Lute about the chores. Family & Tommy attended the funeral of Wesley Collins at the Huddle. Amanda here & Elon called.

Monday, 20

Morning fair, balance of the day cloudy and rainy. Helped Lute do the chores and haul a jag of hay from Chattle’s barn. Afternoon prepared some blank releases for R.R. Smiley called on his way to Troy. Young Daisey came in.

Tuesday, 21

Day fair and warm. Started off to obtain right of way for R.R. Called at store, Andrews, Valentine’s, Luther’s, Morse’s, the depot, Packard’s, Shoemaker’s & went down to Luther’s & put up for the night. Saw Mr. Butler & Woodruff at the depot.

Wednesday, 22

Day fair and warm. Went with Luther to examine the line of the R.R. across his land in the morning, then went to Bovier’s, Porter’s, Catlin’s, Shoemaker’s, Packard’s, Vannest’s, Coolbaugh’s, Ayers’, & put up again at Luther’s.

Thursday, 23

Day fair & warm, cloudy at night. Went from Luther’s to Vanhorn’s to Fitch’s, took dinner at Mr. Catlin’s, went to Burke’s, took tea at Bunyan’s, came down to the Huddle, calling at the store, and from thence came home arriving in the evening.

Friday, 24

Day cloudy and with some rain. Helped Lute about the chores and planted some trees, which had been left here, by the agent, in my absence from home. Elon called in the afternoon.

Saturday, 25

Day fair and weather cool. Being unwell, did not go out much today. Read the papers & did some writing for R.R. Co. Lute attended to the chores & with Henry Watkins, hauled some hay & some wood. Mr. Stiles called in morn & Elon afternoon.

Sunday, 26

Weather continues fair and cool. Brisk wind from the northwest. Walked over to Leroy, called at Marlin’s attending meeting, and returning called and took tea at Drake’s, wife being there and he being absent.

Monday, 27

Day fair and warmer again. Worked a little about the dooryard and went up to the store in the afternoon. Lute besides doing chores went with the horses and dragged for Ed. in the afternoon. Dr. Bliss called in the forenoon.

Tuesday, 28

Forenoon fair, afternoon cloudy and weather warm. Did nothing today being lame with rheumatism. Luman did chores and repaired some fence. Lute went with team again, and dragged for Ed. Mr. Crandall called.

Wednesday, 29

Forenoon fair, afternoon cloudy with rain at night. Weather warm. Made and hung a small gate by the road in front of the house. Luman plowed and Lute did chores. Elon called in the forenoon and evening. Tommy came and tarried.

Thursday, 30

Day fair and a little cooler. Did nothing of consequence today. In the afternoon went up to the Huddle and got the Tribune. Luman plowed some, hauled some hay & some wood. Lute went home. Harvey returned at night. Elon called.

May

Friday, 1

Day fair and warm. Looked about the farm, and went up to the store and blacksmith shop. Luman made a drag in the forenoon, and commenced sowing and dragging in the barley in the afternoon. Allen Vories(?) called, & Woodruff came after.

Saturday, 2

Fair warm weather continues. Worked some at repairing some board fence and bars west of the hog pen. Luman worked at dragging in barley. He finished the piece north of the orchard. Elon called towards night. Ed. in the evening.

Sunday, 3

Fair & warm. Shower at night. Remained at home till afternoon, then attended the funeral of Albert Watkins at the Meeting house. At night went up to Luther’s. Smiley & Lurenda, Azor & Eliza, Amanda. Lucella, & Fanny were here. Elon and some others called.

Monday, 4

Rainy night and rainy day. Started from Luther’s after breakfast on business for the R.R. company. Called on M. B. Porter and obtained his release, and then went on to the Summit and from there to M. T. Porter’s & to Stephen Landon.

Tuesday, 5

Rain continues, coming from the north east. Streams very high. Started from Stephen’s after breakfast, for home, calling at the depot, at Luther’s & took dinner there, at Valentine’s and at the Huddle on the way.

Wednesday, 6

Northeast storm continues. Did nothing more today than to carry some butter to the store to trade for some milk pans, and to read the papers at home. Recived letter from Mr. Macfarlane. Julius & some others called.

Thursday, 7

Rainy weather continues. Did nothing more than to go up to the Hickory field to see the mare and colt, and to go up to the store in the afternoon to get the paper. The boys the clover seed on the rye in the chesnut field in the forenoon.

Friday, 8

Cloudy without any rain. Went up to the store in the afternoon and got the paper. Towards night went down to the Corners calling a short time at Robert’s. The boys fixed up some fence. Ed. and some others called.

Saturday, 9

Frosty morning, day fair and warm. Looked about the farm some. In the afternoon went up to the store & got the Tribune, and down to the Corners and got my mail there. The boys worked at repairing fence on the flat, and above the orchard.

Sunday, 10

Principal part of the day fair, partially cloudy in the afternoon. Weather warm. Remained at home during the day. Turned the cows in the pasture north. Elon and Sarah called in the afternoon.

Monday, 11

Weather fair and warm. Put up some fence on the hill in the morning and then went up to the Summit to see about having the road repaired. Staid at Luther’s over night. The boys engaged at getting in barley & fixing fence.

Tuesday, 12

Fair & warm. Thundershower at night. Went to Summit & got the mail, calling at Luther’s to breakfast, on my return. Went over to Drake’s in the afternoon. Luman plowed over the creek & Harvey hauled rails with his steers. Julius called.

Wednesday, 13

Day cloudy and forenoon rainy. Went up to the Huddle for the Tribune, waiting there three hours before the mail was brought down. Luman finished breaking up over the creek and commenced plowing the flat. Julius called, & Elon in the eve(?).

Thursday, 14

Cloudy, raining some in afternoon. Went up to the store but failed to get the Tribune. Worked some at fixing fence. The boys worked at plowing on the flat, making fence & sowing barley over the creek, having Julius’ team to drag in the afternoon. Had several calls today.

Friday, 15

Day fair and the weather cooler. Did nothing more than to go to the store and get the papers. Sold a hog to Dimick for $4. The boys worked at plowing, dragging & making fence. Had Julius’s team in the forenoon and finished the barley. Jeff. called.

Saturday, 16

Partially cloudy in the afternoon. Went to the Huddle twice for the Tribune, but the mail was not brought down. Sowed the flax in the morning. The boys sowed the flat to oats and dragged them in. Tommy called.

Sunday, 17

Rainbow in the morning & principal part of the day fair. Remained at home during the day, spending the principal part of the time at reading. Elon made two calls and Jeff. was here a short time.

Monday, 18

Cool and partially cloudy. Went up to Br. Rockwell’s in the morning & to the Huddle twice in the afternoon. Luman plowed & Harvey hauled some manure. J. E. Bullock called. Went with him to David Sayles’.

Tuesday, 19

Day fair and warmer. Assisted in castrating the lambs & calves, & also the boar. Br. Rockwell was here for that purpose. The boys finished sowing and dragging the oats and manured the garden.

Wednesday, 20

Day fair and tolerably warm. Went about the farm some and towards night went up to Br. Rockwell’s and got some potatoes of an early variety to plant in the garden. Luman plowed the garden & commenced on the hill for corn. Harvey sheared sheep for Jeff.

Thursday, 21

Day fair and quite warm. Commenced work in the garden by planting some potatoes. Went to the store & got a hoe & the Tribune. Luman plowed on the hill & Harvey sowed plaster. Had calls by Mr. Barnes Elon & Ed. in the course of the day.

Friday, 22

Weather continues fair and warm. Worked some in the garden & in the afternoon went up to the store and got the Tribune. Luman continued plowing in the Hickory field for corn, and Harvey sowed plaster & did some other work.

 

Saturday, 23

Fair warm weather continues. Worked some in the garden & went up to Sam’s to get the harness loom calling at the store for the Tribune. Luman plowed on the hill, Harvey sheared sheep for Jeff. Julius called.

Sunday, 24

Weather fair and is very warm. Ground quite dry. Shower in the evening. Walked over to Leroy and attended meeting there. Called at Marlin’s before meeting, & after the close walked down to Smiley’s.

Monday, 25

Thunder showers in the night, day cloudy till towards night, & cooler. Walked home after breakfast, & worked a little in the garden in the afternoon. Luman plowed on the hill and Harvey washed the sheep. Julius called. Rec’d. a letter from Valeria.

Tuesday, 26

Afternoon fair & warmer again. Worked some in the garden & towards night went over the creek to meet the Engineers on the R.R. line. Luman worked at dragging the corn ground, and Harvey sheared sheep for Annable. Elon called towards night.

Wednesday, 27

Day fair and warm. Went along with the Engineers in the morning, on the the R.R. line as far as the tannery. Planted the onions in the garden. The boys commenced planting the corn on the hill.

Thursday, 28

Day fair and warm. Started with Elon and Manville to go to Sullivan Co. a fishing. Called at Mr. Bunyan’s, took dinner there & took him along. Commenced fishing in Hoagland creek above the mill. At night camped in the woods on the flat. Broke the waggon.

Friday, 29

Fair warm weather continues. In the morning Elon & Manville proceeded on to fish, Bunyan & I, after repairing the waggon, drove on and overtook them. Camped at night on Elk creek above the forks. Met Barnes & his company there, who camped with us.

Saturday, 30

Morning rainy, continuing till noon. Started on up Elk creek, Elon & Manville commencing to fish at the upper sawmill. Bunyan & I driving to a point above to wait. At one oclock we started for home, arriving before sundown. Wife had gone with Azor & Eliza to Smiley’s.

Sunday, 31

Showery and warm. Remained at home. Elon called in the morning. Wife returned from Smiley’s with Azor and Eliza. Lurenda came with them Br. Rockwell with Saml. & his wife, & Jeff. & Jane were here. Smiley came for Lurenda.

June

Monday, 1

Partially fair, shower in afternoon. Worked a little in the garden. Luman worked on the road with his team. Harvey went in the morning to plant corn for Br. Rockwell. He returned in the afternoon after the shower. Elon called.

Tuesday, 2

Partially cloudy & quite cool. Worked some in the garden. Luman plowed some ground for potatoes. Harvey assisted him in pulling the currant and other brush in the lower garden & did some tinkering.

Wednesday, 3

Day cloudy & cool – opening fair. Worked in the garden, going up to the store for the Tribune towards night. The boys furrowed the potato ground, carried some grain to mill & commenced planting the potatoes. Br. Streetor called & Valentine.

Thursday, 4

Slight frost. Day fair and cool. Worked in the garden principal part of the day. Planted the squashes & cucumbers. The boys finished planting the potatoes. Delight was here in the afternoon and in the evening Amanda called.

Friday, 5

Day fair and weather cool. Started for the general meeting at Leroy. Called at Br. Churchill’s and took dinner there. Attended meeting in the evening & heard Br. Spindler. At night put up, with Br. Shepard at Br. Marlin Holcomb’s.

Saturday, 6

Weather continues fair and cool. Attended meeting and heard Br. Shepard in the forenoon, Br Eucill in the afternoon, & Br. Shepard again in the evening. Went with Br. Shepard to Br. Orator’s to stay at night. Wife was there Luman having brought her in the morning.

Sunday, 7

Partially cloudy with showers. held our forenoon meeting at the Baptist house. Br. Shepard spoke. In the afternoon Br. Eucill spoke & Br. Spindler in the evening. Went with Br. Shepard to Harvey’s for supper and staid at Marlin’s. Wife returned home with Azor & Eliza.

Monday, 8

Partially cloudy, cool, & some rain. Started from Marlin’s with Br. Shepard & walked home, making some calls on the way. After dinner went with him to Samuel’s, calling at L. D. Taylor’s. Luman plowed for Ed. and Harvey went to Troy on saturday to shear sheep this week.

Tuesday, 9

Day fair and some warmer than yesterday. Went up to the Center in the forenoon for the Tribune, but failing to get it, went in the afternoon up to Luther’s on my way to the Summit. Luman plowed for Ed.

Wednesday, 10

Day fair and warm. Went in the morning to the Summit & brought down the mail. Rode to Troy with Levi Taylor, calling at Azor’s for dinner. Met Tommy there and assisted him in his business there.

Thursday, 11

Principal part of the day cloudy with rain in the afternoon. Prepared some ground in the garden for turnips. Recd. a complaint concerning road at the summit. At night went up to see Sayles. Luman plowed for Ed.

Friday, 12

Day similar to yesterday. In the evening a heavy thunder shower. Went with Sayles up to the Summit, to see about the road there. Called at the P.O. & at Vanest’s, returning via Philander’s. Luman plowed for Ed. Elon called and Tommy staid overnight.

Saturday, 13

Day cloudy and some cooler. Went with Tommy over to Mr. Bunyan’s. After dinner Bunyan returned with me as far as the store. Luman attended to some milling and other matters. Harvey returned from Troy.

Sunday, 14

Principal part of the day cloudy and the weather warm. Remained about the house the the day having no company except Amanda and Lucella who called a short time in the afternoon.

Monday, 15

Day fair and warm. Worked in the garden, finished planting the turnips. West(?) called & cleaned the little clock. The boys attended to various matters in the forenoon & afternoon Luman went to Steam mill & Harvey to Troy.

Tuesday, 16

Day fair & weather warm. Went to Troy with Tommy, returning with him to Luther’s & staid over. Family all at Troy today. They took the wool to the factory to be carded and a firkin of butter to market. Sold to Leonard for 20 cts.

Wednesday, 17

Forenoon fair, heavy thunder shower in the afternoon. Set out the cabbage in the garden. Luman & Ad’s boys overhauled the potatoes & sorted them. Lute hauled boards. Harvey started for Harrisburg. Julius called with letter from Rhoda.

Thursday, 18

Day principally fair. Went down to Harry’s and got some tobacco plants which I set out in the garden. Luman & Salathiel plastered the corn on the hill. Lute hauled boards. Bought some evergreens of Calkin & set them out on the lawn.

Friday, 19

Cloudy & warm. Rained at night. Worked some in the garden. Tommy left in the morning & returned at night. Lute hauled two loads of boards to the R.R. & one from the mill. Luman went to Baxter’s raising in the afternoon. Ed. called at night.

Saturday, 20

Principally cloudy with rain at night. Attended meeting of Road Commissioners, at the Center, to levy additional road tax. Luman attended to some matters in the forenoon & went away in the afternoon. Lute hauled two loads boards from the mill & one to the R.R.

Sunday, 21

Day cloudy and cool with an occasional sprinkling of rain. Went to Leroy & attended meeting with our bretheren at the Baptist House & heard funeral discourse by Elder Lake on the death of Edgar Smith. Called with Calvin to dinner & at Drake’s to tea.

Monday, 22

Partially cloudy with some rain. Met with the Road Commissioners again today & completed the new tax. Went over to Drake’s & gave him his duplicate & one to Julius. Recd. an order for $4. Luman & Lute hauled boards. Tommy came tonight.

Tuesday, 23

Day fair & weather cool. Worked at hoeing potatoes in the garden & bushing the peas. Went up to the store for the Tribune but did not get it. Luman hauled boards for Phillips. Eliza came down & returned. Tommy came at night. Elon called.

Wednesday, 24

Day fair and the weather only moderately warm. Worked with Tommy at transcribing and arranging his enrolment for Granville township. Luman hauled boards for Phillips. Several called, and among them Mr. Bunyan & Mr. Crandall.

Thursday, 25

Weather about the same as it was yesterday. Went to Troy to make returns of enrolment for Tommy. Called at Philander’s and took dinner and at Azor’s and staid over night. Luman plowed corn on the hill.

Friday, 26

Rained in the morning till 11 o’clock. Balance of day cloudy. Started after the rain from Azor’s and walked home. Luman finished plowing and commenced hoeing the corn. Tommy came from Leroy & staid over night.

Saturday, 27

Day fair & moderately warm. Went with Mr. Sayles and viewed a contemplated new road from Harrison Ross’ to O. L. Streetor’s. We took dinner with Philander. Luman hoed corn. Had Henry Watkins to help him.

Sunday, 28

Cloudy in the morning, balance of the day fair. Walked over to Leroy and attended meeting there. Br. Churchill and Br. Rockwell spoke. Called at Harry’s and Marlin’s. Returning called with Br. Rockwell and took tea.

Monday, 29

Day cloudy threatning rain. Hoed in the garden, went up to the store and got the Tribune, and attended to various other matters. Luman hoed corn in the forenoon & hauled boards for Phillips afternoon. Elon called. Tommy came & staid.

Tuesday, 30

Day warm & cloudy, raining some. Went up to attend the working of the road above Marcus Ayres’. Took dinner with Luther & staid with him overnight. Attended the camp meeting with Luther & Sally in the evening. Luman & team worked on the road.

July

Wednesday, 1

Day fair and warm. Attended on the road again today, returning home at night. Luman hoed the potatoes below the garden & towards night went to Troy with Rit. who left him at the camp Meeting. Tommy called.

Thursday, 2

Weather continues fair & warm. Went with wife in company with Drake & his family, to the Camp Meeting. Heard two discourses & then came back to Luther’s, where we called & took tea.

Friday, 3

Heavy shower in the night. Day fair and warm. Tommy having returned with us last night, I worked with him today at copying his enrolment for Leroy. At night, attended the Camp Meeting, & staid at Luther’s.

Saturday, 4

Another heavy shower in the night, and showery through the day. Went in the morning with Tommy to the Camp ground & from thence to the Depot, where we took the cars for Troy. Went to Azor’s & back to the village, & rode from thence to the Huddle with Eli Holcomb.

Sunday, 5

Clear & cloudy with a little rain. Remained at home through the day. Azor and Eliza were here, and also some young poeple in the course of the day. At night Drake with Amanda and Lucella made a call.

Monday, 6

Principal part of the day fair & the weather warm. Went up to the center, & from thence(?) rode with Uriah up to the Summit and brought down the mail, calling at Luther’s on my return. Luman hauled some slabs to fence the potatoes.

Tuesday, 7

Day fair and warm. Hoed some in the garden and went up to the store for the Tribune. Contributed for some powder to burn in honor of the Gettisburg victory & other good news. Luman hauled some boards for Phillips. Elon called.

Wednesday, 8

Principal part of the day cloudy with rain in the forenoon. Worked a little in the garden, and went up to the store & got the Tribune. Got $2. of Jeff. & paid the man who brought some fruit trees last spring. Luman hauled boards for Phillips.

Thursday, 9

Day fair and weather warm. Worked in the garden some and went up to the store and got the Tribune. Luman plowed corn on the hill and hoed some. Jeff. called in the afternoon & Elon in the evening.

Friday, 10

Weather continues fair & warm. Went with the road commir. to view a road near S. A. Rockwell’s in the forenoon & to review a road from H. Ross’ to Streetor’s. afternoon Luman worked at the corn, I believe.

Saturday, 11

Principal part of the day cloudy with indications of rain. met with the Road Comm. at the Huddle & spent the day there. Luman worked some at hoeing corn and attended to some other things.

Sunday, 12

Day cloudy and the weather quite cool. Spent the day at home only going out to see the stock over the creek. Mr. Cross called to see us in the middle of the day and Amanda came in the evening.

Monday, 13

Cloudy and warm. Walked to Troy to attend lawsuit for the township. Adjourned to 10th Aug. Took dinner at Azor’s and rode home with Mr. Coon. Luman went with Cross to the county of Sullivan to buy horses.

Tuesday, 14

Continues cloudy and warm. Worked some in the garden & went up to the store & got the Tribune and read it. Late in the evening Luman and Mr. Cross returned from Sullivan county.

Wednesday, 15

Rained a little in the night, day fair and warm. Worked in the garden, went to the store for the Tribune, and spent some time in the library reading. Luman went away with Cross again.

Thursday, 16

Principal part of the day cloudy and the weather cooler. Worked in the garden and went up to the store for the paper. Called at Elon’s and read his. Luman went to Canton with Mr. Fleming to take up some horses.

Friday, 17

Cloudy and rain through the day. Wind N. E. Went up to the store in the middle of the day for the Tribune, but failed to get it. Mr. Fleming called in the morning.

Saturday, 18

Forenoon cloudy, afternoon fair. Worked some in the garden, went to the store and got two numbers of the Tribune, and to the Corners and got the Reporter. Luman went to Troy with Jeff, took up and sold a firkin of butter, got some trade, & brot the colls.

Sunday, 19

Cloudy in the morning, balance of the day fair. Remained at home with wife during the day. A number of youngsters called in the course of the afternoon. Eliza having received a letter from Harvey, sent it down to us.

Monday, 20

Day fair and warm. Worked some in the garden & went up to the store for the paper & received a roll of blanks & notes from Dr. Baker. Provost Marshall’s office having been robbed they wish for another list. Went up to Luther’s on my way to Troy to see them.

Tuesday, 21

Rained all night & some in the morning. Day cool, clearing off afternoon. Went up to the station & took the cars for Troy. called at the office and received my instructions. In the afternoon came back to the Summit on the train & walked down to Luther’s.

Wednesday, 22

Day fair and some warmer. In the morning walked up to the Summit & got the mail & then came home, calling at Luther’s for breakfast. Tommy called, & having prepared some blanks for him he went away. Luman worked at harvesting the rye.

Thursday, 23

Day fair except the latter part. Worked at copying & arranging Tommy’s roll for Granville. Went to the store and got the Tribune. Luman worked at the rye in the forenoon & helped Julius’ folks in the afternoon. Rec’d. from him $23. for heifer & sheep sold.

Friday, 24

Fair except a little shower afternoon. Worked at arranging & transcribing Tommy’s enrolment lists for Leroy, went to the store and got the Tribune, raked some hay & mowed some in the dooryard. Drake worked here with his mower till it broke, & helped Luman haul in two loads of hay. Tommy staid here.

Saturday, 25

Rainy night & rained this afternoon. Worked part of the day, at arranging and transcribing Tommy’s enrolment lists for Leroy, preparing blanks &c. Went up to the store & got the Tribune. Luman mowed some around the house. Elon called in the afternoon.

Sunday, 26

Day fair and the weather quite warm. Walked over to Leroy and attended meeting there. Called at Marlin’s, and returning, called and took dinner with Br. Churchill.

Monday, 27

Day cloudy rainy & cooler. Went with wife in company with Drake and Amanda down to Smiley’s returning at night. Luman cradled a little barley & in trying Drake’s mowing machine broke it again.

Tuesday, 28

Day fair and warm. Worked with Tommy at arranging and transcribing his list of soldiers from Granville that have entered the service of the U. S. Luman mowed some & with Mr. Stiles, hauled 2 loads.

Wednesday, 29

Weather continues fair. Finished copying enrollment lists for this township, & prepared some blanks for Tommy to take the list of soldiers in Leroy. Luman & Stiles cradled barley. Tommy came down at night.

Thursday, 30

Cloudy and rain, principal part of day. Went to Troy to carry the enrollment lists for Granville township. Left them at the Provost Marshall’s office, and finding Azor in town, rode home with him and remained there. Luman mowed the balance of the orchard.

Friday, 31

Morning cloudy, balance of the day fair and warm. Walked home in the forenoon and in the afternoon worked at copying the list of soldiers from Granville. Luman went to to Troy with Jeff. & got a barrel of salt.

August

Saturday, 1

Day fair & weather warm. Worked in the forenoon at the enrollment lists and in the afternoon helped get up the hay. Luman had Mr. Stiles to help him, and hauled in three loads, clearing the meadow around the house.

Sunday, 2

The weather continues fair and is very warm and sultry. Remained at home to day with family. Azor and Eliza came down in the forenoon and returned in the in the afternoon. Jeff was here & Jack came in. Harvey arrived home at night.

Monday, 3

Day fair and very warm. Worked with Tommy, who came down this morning, at copying & arranging his soldier list for Leroy & also the enrolment lists for that township. Luman, with Mr. Stiles & Julius Gee, raked & bound barley, & hauled in three loads.

Tuesday, 4

Weather continues fair & warm. Finished copying enrolment lists & went with them up to Luther’s & towards night with Tommy to Troy, returning to Luther’s in the evening. Luman with Stiles, got a load of barley, a load of hay, & loads of rye.

Wednesday, 5

Weather fair and hot. After breakfast, went from Luther’s up to the Summit, got my Tribune, went over to Bunyan’s to supoena him to a suit at Troy, for the township, on monday next. Luman finished hauling the rye & worked in the afternoon for Stiles.

Thursday, 6

Morning cloudy, day fair & hot. Hoed some in the garden, attended meeting at the Huddle & heard Br. Eucill deliver a thanksgiving discourse and called at the store and got the Tribune and a letter from Mr. Atkins. Luman worked for Mr. Stiles. Elon called.

Friday, 7

Day fair & extremely warm. Started with wife on a visiting tour. Called at Luther’s & they went with us up to William Bates. Towards night Luther & Sally went home and we went on to Canton & called first on John Griffin where we staid.

Saturday, 8

Light showers in the forenoon, afternoon fair and warm. We visited at Br. Griffin’s till after dinner, then went over to Mr. Stockwell’s where we spent the balance of the day and remained overnight. We meet Mrs. Stockwell’s mother there.

Sunday, 9

Day fair and warm. Towards night there was a very heavy thunder shower. Remained at Stockwell’s till meeting time & then went to hear Br. Eucill, they attending with us. After meeting we went to Br. E. Rockwell’s.

Monday, 10

Day fair except a heavy thunder shower in the afternoon. We started from Br. Rockwell’s in the morning & drove to Azor’s. Attended the lawsuit before J. A. Pierce Esq., for the township in the afternoon. Staid over night at Azor’s.

Tuesday, 11

Day fair fair and hot with a thunder shower in the evening. We drove home from Azor’s in the forenoon. Perley Brink came to help us a few days. He & Luman helped Mr. Stiles get in hay in the afternoon. Harvey continues unwell.

Wednesday, 12

Day fair and extremely warm. Did nothing during the day except to pull a few weeds in the garden. Stiles helped the boys mow in the forenoon & Luman & Perley helped him in the afternoon. Br. Rockwell called & Elon came in.

Thursday, 13

Day fair and heat moderate. Worked a part of the day at pulling flax on the flat. Luman worked at haying. Perley helped Stiles in the forenoon and they both helped Luman get in hay in the afternoon. They hauled three loads.

Friday, 14

Day fair and extremely warm. Worked a spell in the forenoon at pulling flax. Spent some time in the afternoon reading the Tribune. Luman & Perley with Mr. Stiles mowed some, raked the barley over the creek, hauled 1 load & 2 of hay.

Saturday, 15

Weather continues fair and warm. Worked a little at the flax, bound and put up what I had pulled. Luman and Perley worked at cutting the oats on the flat, cradling and mowing. They are badly lodged. Mr. Crandal called in the morning.

Sunday, 16

Forenoon fair and weather very warm. Thunder shower in the afternoon and another at night. Remained at home with wife during the day. Jeff. called in the forenoon, and others in the course of the day.

Monday, 17

Morning cloudy, day fair & cooler. Pulled a little flax in the afternoon. Uriah mowed for us with his machine. Mr. Stiles helped at haying & cutting oats. Harvey worked in the afternoon. They got in two loads of hay. Stephen brot Isadore here to board. Calls by Elon & Barnes.

Tuesday, 18

Morning cool, day fair and warm. Worked a short time at pulling flax in the forenoon and toward night. Luman had Stiles & Jeff to help. Harvey worked some. They finished cutting the grass & cradling oats, and hauled in five loads of hay.

Wednesday, 19

Day fair and warm. Pulled flax a part of the forenoon. The boys had Stiles & Julius Gee to help. They hauled in the last load of hay, raked & bound & hauled in three loads of oats, and mowed part of the lodged oats. Luther and Sally called towards night.

Thursday, 20

Day fair and the weather continues very warm. Worked a part of the day at pulling flax. Luman had Stiles to help him, and Juli Gee in the forenoon. They finished raking and binding the oats & hauled one load.

Friday, 21

Fair, dry, hot weather continues. Finished pulling the flax in the forenoon. Luman worked for Stiles a part of the day and Stiles helped him haul in three loads of oats which finished up our haying and harvest.

Saturday, 22

Fair dry and hot with a slight shower in the afternoon. Finished binding and putting up the flax. Luman worked for Stiles at harvesting oats away back on the north hill.

Sunday, 23

Fore part of the day cloudy with thunder in the morning. Latter part fair with thunder shower in the evening. Remained at home with wife during the day. Several calls by youngsters.

Monday, 24

Fair & warm. Thunder showers in the afternoon & evening. Went up to the store & Dave Sayles’ shop. Posted some accounts for Griffin. Aden Calkin called. Paid him 80 cents. Luman worked for Drake, harvesting oats. Dave called & got some apples.

Tuesday, 25

Day cloudy. Rainstorm commenced in the morning and continued through the day. Went up to the store and got the Tribune. Luman went over to Leroy to get a waggon wheel repaired.

Wednesday, 26

Day fair and the weather considerably cooler. Went up to the store and got the Tribune & in the afternoon went on the flat a fishing. Luman mowed for Drake. Mr. Bunyan called at night.

Thursday, 27

Day fair. Slight frost in the morning. Weather cool. Went a fishing again in the forenoon. In the afternoon went with wife up to Bunyan’s for visit. Rode with Elon & Sarah. Recd. letter from Br. Wells. Luman worked for Stiles.

Friday, 28

Day fair and cool. Had two spells fishing today. Luman worked for Stiles at harvesting oats. Bill Vroman took away 8 sheep, 4 of which he bought of Luman some since, the other 4 we sold him today.

Saturday, 29

The weather continues fair with cool nights. Went a fishing up on Sterling’s lot. Caught and lost two very large ones. Luman worked for Dennis Perry. Harvey remains unable to labor.

Sunday, 30

The weather continues about the same that it has been for several preceeding days. Remained at home wife through the day. Elon called and spent some time with us. Several youngsters called in the course of the day.

Monday, 31

Fair and moderately warm. Went a fishing on Taylor’s lot. Among the rest caught four very large ones. Luman attended to various matters. In the evening Azor and Eliza came down to have me attend to having one of the boys exempt(?) from draft(?).

September

Tuesday, 1

Day fair and weather warm. Went to Troy with Azor and Eliza in the forenoon. Called on Delos and at the Provost Marshal’s office. Paid Delos $1. for making out application to have Luman exempted from draft. At night rode home with Luman & Ed.

Wednesday, 2

Weather continues fair and warm. Spent a portion of the day a fishing as usual and the balance about the house reading the papers.

Thursday, 3

Forenoon fair, afternoon cloudy & rainy. Rode to Towanda with Valentine. Paid Goodrich $1. for Reporter. Bought an umbrella & some other articles, called at Greenwood to see Woodin, and then came on up to Smiley’s where we staid over night.

Friday, 4

Day fair & moderately cool. Came home in the morning after breakfast. Went over to Bunyan’s and bargained with him for fifteen sheep at $2.75 per head. Took dinner there and he came with down to the Huddle.

Saturday, 5

Weather continues fair and pleasant. Went a fishing again today. Went up the creek as far as Ross’ old sawmill. Caught a considerable number of small ones. Luman hauled a load of boards for Phillips.

Sunday, 6

The weather continues fair and pleasant. It is warm and the ground is very dry. Remained at home through the day. Had several calls, and among them Mr. Cross was here.

Monday, 7

Day fair and very warm. Did nothing worthy of note. Heman(?) & Dennis Perry came with their machine & pulled stumps for us in the meadow below the road. Luman with others help worked with them Harvey went to Troy.

Tuesday, 8

Fair warm weather continues. Spent a portion of my time with the stump pullers, who continued today, & went out & caught a few fish. J. M. Edsall called and took dinner with us. Luman had Jeff. & Persous to help about the stumps.

Wednesday, 9

Morning cloudy & cool. Bal. of day fair. Went a fishing in the forenoon, found Luther & Sally with Fidelia here on return. Luman went away with Cross buying army horses. Harvey hauled a load of boards for Phillips. Fidelia staid with Isadore. Elon called.

Thursday, 10

Day fair and warm. Went with wife and Harvey in company with Drake’s family and others on a Hackberry excursion back of the steam mill. Caught a few fish there. Found Bunyan at the house on our return. Sold him four calves.

Friday, 11

Slight frost in the morning. Day fair and pleasant. Went in the morning to the creek and caught a few fish. Esq. Kelley called to see me. Called a short time at Clou’s. Luman returned from his horse tour.

Saturday, 12

Forenoon fair, afternoon rainy. Went up to Luther’s, & from there with him up to see Dr. Bovier who is sick; he having sent for me to come for the purpose of writing his will. Returned with Luther, & on account of the rain, staid with him overnight.

Sunday, 13

Day partially cloudy & cool. After breakfast in the morning walked home from Luther’s calling at Valentine’s on the way. Found wife alone. Called at Elon’s and towards night went down to Julius’ to get the Tribune.

Monday, 14

Day fair and pleasant. Wrote a will for Dr. Bovier, and towards night carried it up for him to sign, calling at Luther’s to supper, he going with me in the evening. Returned with him & staid all night. Luman commenced plowing over the creek.

Tuesday, 15

Weather continues fair & is warm. Went from Luther’s to the Summit in the morning for the mail, calling there to breakfast on my return. Went a fishing after I arrived home. Luman plowed over the creek.

Wednesday, 16

Fair warm weather continues. Went a fishing in the morning and again towards night. Cut up a part of the tobacco. Luman went up to Mr. Gray’s & traded away Ella for a horse to sell to Cross. He went to Leroy in the evening. Elon called.

Thursday, 17

Weather similar to yesterday. Went in the afternoon to take Ella up to the Summit for Mr. Gray. Met him above Luther’s, delivered the mare & returned. Luman returned home Leroy & brot me $115. Lurenda came in the morning & Smiley at night.

Friday, 18

Cloudy & rainy through the day. Remained about the house through the day. Smiley and Lurenda went over to Elon’s in the afternoon, and at night went home. Elon and Julius made calls here in the latter part of the day. Boys did nothing in particular.

Saturday, 19

Day cloudy and quite cool. Went out a short time to catch some fish, with poor success, and spent the balance of the time about the house. Luman hauled a load of wood from the steam mill. Mr Bunyan called towards night.

Sunday, 20

Principal part of the day cloudy and the weather quite cool. Remained about the house through the day except to make a call at Elon’s. Br. Rockwell called and took tea with us. Leander called in the evening.

Monday, 21

Weather continues cloudy & cool. Did nothing more than to go up to the Huddle and get the Tribune. Luman worked at hauling manure over the creek on to the ground he plowed for wheat. Elon and Ed. were here in the evening.

Tuesday, 22

Slight frost. Day fair and cool. This day completes my sixty second year. Went up to Philander’s and bought two pigs for $3. Luman hauled manure & had O’Meara & Julius’ team to help. Harvey tinkered a spinning wheel. John Sayles & Sherman called.

Wednesday, 23

Severe frost. Day fair and pleasant. Rode to Troy with Elon to witness the draft for this county. Granville township not being reached today, I went up to Azor’s to stay over till tomorrow. Luman and Harvey were also in attendence. Luman returned.

Thursday, 24

Day fair with rain in evening. Attended the draft again in the morning. Luman with others, was was drawn from Granville. Came home, called at Elon’s & at Julius’. Luman, in the evening went up to Philander’s and got the pigs. Rec’d. $27.40 of Tommy.

Friday, 25

Cloudy with a little rain. Wrote letter to E. O. Goodrich, enclosing $1. for Erastus, for the Reporter. Started in the afternoon to attend the meeting in Canton. Called & took supper at Luther’s, & proceeded on the cars from the Summit. Put up with John Griffin.

Saturday, 26

Day fair and pleasant. Heard discourse from Br. Spencer in the morning, from Br. Ellis in the afternoon, & from Br. Strait in the evening. Took dinner with Mr. Stockwell, & in company with Calvin & Lara, put up with Br. Reynolds.

Sunday, 27

Weather continues pleasant. Attended meeting & heard Br. Strait again. Took dinner with Mr. Griffin & then proceeded on the R.R. track, & walked to Stephen Sandor’s, where I staid over night.

Monday, 28

Fair pleasant weather continues. After breakfast walked to the Summit and got the mail, & then to Luther’s where I called. Rode from thence with Heriot. Luman worked for Jeff. and Harvey finished dragging in the wheat which was sown on Saturday.

Tuesday, 29

Weather continues fair. Did nothing more than to cut up some tobacco that had been left standing, and went up to the store and got the Tribune. Luman employed at breaking a colt for Norman. Elon called in the morning.

Wednesday, 30

Pleasant weather continues. Caught a few fish in the forenoon, procured and read the Tribune in the afternoon, and attended meeting in the evening to hear Br. Strait. Luman spent his time with the cold, & Harvey repaired some fence. Elon called.

October

Thursday, 1

Morning foggy, afternoon cloudy. Went a fishing, went to the store after the Tribune, and spent the balance of the day reading. Luman worked with Norman’s colt in the forenoon & threshed buckwheat for Jeff. afternoon. Harvey went to Troy.

Friday, 2

Cloudy with heavy rain at night. Arranged and hung up my tobacco in the forenoon, then went up to the store and got the Tribune. Luman went with others over to Sugar Creek hunting squirrels & carried some corn over to the mill. Elon called.

Saturday, 3

Day cloudy and weather mild. Did nothing in the forenoon, and in the afternoon went up to the store and got the Tribune, and up on the hill to see the corn. Luman an Arthur boy haul a load of boards for Phillips & he went up to Stephen’s.

Sunday, 4

Day fair and pleasant, and the weather mild for the time of year. Walked over to Leroy, called at Marlin’s, attended meeting, Br. Reynolds being the speaker in the forenoon. Called with Br. Harvey & took dinner, attended meeting in the afternoon & heard Br. Barrow.

Monday, 5

Principal part of the day cloudy. Went up to the store & got the Tribune thence up to Luther’s, meeting there Mr. Dingman & Lucretia. Returned at night. Arthur’s boy hauled a load of board to Greenwood for Phillips. Luman went to Troy. Harvey dug some potatoes.

Tuesday, 6

Day cloudy and dull. Did nothing more than to go to the store for the Tribune. Arthur boy hauled load of boards to Greenwood for Phillips. Luman threshed flax. Harvey dug a few potatoes. Dingman & Lucretia staid with us over night.

Wednesday, 7

Cloudy dull weather continues. Went over to Drake’s & then up to the store for the Tribune. Dingman & his folks left in the morning for home. Arthur boy hauled a load of boards to R.R. for Phillips. Luman threshed & began to spread it for rotting(?). Elon called in eve.

Thursday, 8

Rainy night followed by a rainy day. Did nothing more than to go out in the fields and gather some Mushrooms. Luman hauled some plank & repaired the bridge by the waggon house. Valentine & his wife were here in the afternoon. Elon called at night.

Friday, 9

Morning fair, balance of day cloudy. Walked to the summit to get my papers, returning called & took dinner with Luther. Luman finished putting out the flax & was them employed with Norman’s colt. Arthur boy gathered some apples.

Saturday, 10

Day partially fair. Went up to the store and got the Tribune. Afternoon went over the creek and got some mushrooms. Luman and the Arthur boy gathered winter apples. Luther called in the morning and Elon at night.

Sunday, 11

Morning fair, principal part of the day cloudy. Weather cool. Remained at home during the day with wife. Leander and Tommy called at night. They came down with Isidore who had been home.

Monday, 12

Day fair, weather cool. Went to the store for the Tribune in the forenoon, and in the afternoon attended the funeral of Abraham Mott’s child at the meeting house with my family. Br. Encill spoke on the occasion.

Tuesday, 13

Day fair and pleasant. Attended the election in the morning, remaining till afternoon. Went up again at night and spent the evening there, returning at bed time. The boys also spent the day at the election.

Wednesday, 14

Day fair and weather warm. Went up to Luther’s, took dinner there, then went to the Summit & got my Tribune, thence walked on the R.R. track to Troy, and towards night went over to Azor’s where I staid over night.

Thursday, 15

Morning cloudy, afternoon fair. After breakfast went back to the village & the depot, and went on a train to the Summit, walked down to Luther’s and from thence rode home in a buggy with Mr. Phillips.

Friday, 16

Morning fair, afternoon rainy. Mr. Bunyan called with his boy to get the calves I had sold him. After dinner went with him as far as the Huddle to help drive them. Smiley & Lurenda called in the afternoon, on their way from Troy, & staid over night.

Saturday, 17

Rainy night, cloudy day. Smiley and Lurenda departed in the morning after breakfast. Went up to the Huddle, took dinner at Dan. Wilcox’, attended a meeting of the Road Commissioners in the afternoon, and received my pay up to this date.

Sunday, 18

Day fair and pleasant, & the weather quite warm. Walked over to Leroy, called at Marlin’s, attended meeting there, Br. Churchill being the speaker. Walked back with Br. Rockwell, calling at Br. Churchill’s.

Monday, 19

Day cloudy and rainy. Cleared off at night. Remained about the house during the day, spent most of the time in the library reading. Luman went to Troy towards night. Elon called, and so did Ed.

Tuesday, 20

Day fair and warm. Went up to the store for the Tribune. In the afternoon went down to the creek and caught a string of small fish. Luman returned from Troy in the forenoon. Harvey picked & hauled down some corn.

Wednesday, 21

Fair warm weather continues. Hung a new axe for Luman and then went out and caught another string of fish. Luman made preparation for getting out some hemlock ties in Drake’s woods over the creek.

Thursday, 22

Day partially cloudy & cooler. Went up on the hill & gathered my pockets full of chesnuts & hickory nuts, went to the creek & caught a few fish, and went up to the store and got the Tribune. The boys finished digging the potatoes.

Friday, 23

Day cloudy, windy & rainy. Went to the store for the Tribune and read it. Did nothing besides except to chop some wood & keep fires. Mrs. was here sewing. Luman dug potatoes for Julius. Harvey worked for Elon threshing.

Saturday, 24

Day cloudy and cool. Gathered and put in the cellar 5 bu. Seek no farther apples. & went up to the store for the papers but failed to get the Tribune. Luman went to Leroy to get a tongue put in the waggon. Harvey threshed for Elon. Azor & Eliza came.

Sunday, 25

Weather continues cloudy & is quite cool. Remained at home through the day. Wife & Eliza went up to the Huddle to meeting. Azor & Luman went up to Sam. Rockwell’s. Harvey Mary & Isidore went down to Lurenda’s.

Monday, 26

Day fair and cool. Gathered & put into the cellar a few bushels of winter apples, went up to the store & got the papers, and went out and caught a few fish. Luman picked & husked corn. Harvey threshed for Julius.

Tuesday, 27

Fair cool weather continues. Went a fishing, after which I carried some wool down to Julius & sold for 73 cents per lb. Luman carried some grain to mill & picked some corn. Harvey worked at Julius’. Julius called. Elon in the evening.

Wednesday, 28

Weather continues fair and quite cool, freezing nights. Went a fishing again today, catching only a few. The boys both worked for Julius at threshing buckwheat on the hill, and with machine at the barn.

Thursday, 29

Day fair and some warmer. Spent the forenoon in the library reading. After dinner went up to the store and got the Tribune, and then went a fishing. Luman threshed buckwheat for Julius. Harvey hauled some wood & some logs to make pen for straw stack.

Friday, 30

Day cloudy and weather mild. Went up to the store and got the Tribune & did nothing else of consequence. The boys cleaned up the flax seed & afternoon Harvey helped Ed. Luman sold one of the bulls to a drover for $15. & 4 yearlings to McClellan for $38.

Saturday, 31

Forenoon rainy, afternoon fair. Went down to the Corner in the morning to see Ed. In the afternoon went a fishing. Luman attended to various matters. Harvey went to the Windfall to drive the yearlings sold to McClellan.

November

Sunday, 1

Day cloudy with intervals of sunshine in the afternoon, & cool. Remained at home with wife through the day. Harvey having gone to his uncle Stephen’s yesterday returned tonight. Amanda was here this evening.

Monday, 2

Day fair and weather mild. Did nothing of any account to day. The boys had Ross with his machine & other help to thresh the grain. They stay over night. Isaac and Abigail called this forenoon & took dinner with us.

Tuesday, 3

Rained in the night. Day fair. Did nothing more than to spend a part of the afternoon a fishing. The boys got through with threshing the oats, having threshed the barley yesterday. The machine left at night. Luther called & staid all night.

Wednesday, 4

Day fair and weather warm. Went home with Luther in the morning, & from thence to the Summit & got my Tribune. Luman worked at making ties. Harvey worked for John Vroman at threshing. Arthur boy hauled a load of boards for Phillips to R.R.

Thursday, 5

Day partially cloudy & warm. Went a fishing up the creek as far as Valentine’s fields. The boys both away to work today at Bill Vroman’s, at threshing with Ross’ machine. Arthur boy hauled a load of boards for Phillips to R.R.

Friday, 6

Day fair and mild. Went up to the store and got the Tribune. Luman helped Ed. drive some sheep from Leroy. In the afternoon Stephen & Fiche, Luther & Sally with Abigail came to see us. Stephen & Fiche staid with us over night.

Saturday, 7

Cloudy with considerable wind. Went with wife, & Stephen & Fiche to visit at Heman’s. At night we went on with them to Valentine’s, they with Isidore, going home, her school being out. The Doctor & Amanda came up & spent the evening with us & we returning with them.

Sunday, 8

Forenoon cloudy, afternoon squally, and weather cold. Remained at home with wife through the day. The boys were at home a portion of the time. Several youngsters here in the course of the day.

Monday, 9

Day cloudy and cold. Went up to the store for the Tribune and failing, went again & kept on until I met the mail beyond Harrison Ross’. The boys worked at getting out ties, & Luman hauled a load (14) to the Summit. Orr. Westgate staid here last night.

Tuesday, 10

Cloudy & cold with flakes of snow. Went over the creek where the boys were at work getting out ties, and went up to the store and got the Tribune. Lawrence Arthur hauled two loads of ties to the Summit (30). Julius called. Ed & Orr. came in.

Wednesday, 11

Continues cloudy and cold. Went up to the store for my paper, and towards night went down to the creek and caught a few fish. The boys worked at ties & butchered a sheep. Lawrence hauled 2 loads ties (25) to the summit. Jeff. called.

Thursday, 12

Day partially fair and warmer. Went a fishing a short time in the forenoon, and towards night went down to Mr. Barns’. The boys worked at making ties, and Lawrence hauled two loads (26) to the Summit. Elon called in the morning.

Friday, 13

Day fair, warm and smoky. Worked a little at pulling turnips and other things in the garden and went up to the store and got the Tribune. The boys worked at ties and Lawrence hauled two loads (27) to the Summit. Julius called.

Saturday, 14

Weather similar to yesterday. Went to the Huddle in the forenoon to get the Tribune, & in the afternoon to meet with the Commisioners. Luman worked at making ties, & Lawrence hauled two loads (28) to the R.R. Harvey complained of being unwell.

Sunday, 15

Rainy night, day cloudy and rainy till afternoon. Evening fair. Remained at home wife through the day. Had no calls to day except Amanda, who came over and spent the afternoon with us. Mary returned from Troy with Fanny at eve.

Monday, 16

Day fair and weather warm. Went over the creek in the forenoon and helped Luman a little while at making ties. Lawrence hauled two loads to the R.R. (25); Harvey, having a lame back, did but work. Luman cut his leg badly.

Tuesday, 17

Day cloudy, raining at night. Went with Sayles to the Summit & to Worden’s on township business, calling at Stephen’s to dinner. Luman was brought home from Drake’s by Smiley & Lurenda. Harvey repaired barn doors. Lawrence hauled load bords to R.R.

Wednesday, 18

Rainy night & rainy day with snow on the hills in the morning. Had company through the day. Uncle Churchill, Julius, Bunyan, & Lewis Williams, called besides some young poepoeple who came in to see Luman.

Thursday, 19

Day fair and weather mild. Did a little tinkering at some door latches and went up to Taylor’s for the Tribune. Harvey worked at making ties and Lawrence went to mill at Leroy. Julius called in the morning, & uncle Churchill afternoon.

Friday, 20

Day cloudy with a little rain. Attended a meeting of the Road Commissioners for the purpose of settling with the Path Masters of the township. Harvey made and hauled out some ties. Lawrence hauled a load (12) to the summit.

Saturday, 21

Day cloudy & afternoon rainy. Went with Mr. Sayles to view & lay out a road from Ezra Bailey’s to Mr. Barns’. Lawrence hauled a load of ties to the R.R. (12). Harvey made a few. Perry Case & Valeria came to see us & staid over night.

Sunday, 22

Day fair. Ground wet & muddy. Remained at home till night. Perry & Valeria departed about noon & immediately after, Azor & Eliza came. Luman rode down to Smiley’s yesterday & did not return. Rode home with Azor & Eliza at night.

Monday, 23

Day fair & pleasant. Went to the village after breakfast, & meeting Perry & Valeria there paid $18. for goods on her account. We returned to Azor’s for dinner. Rode with to E. Troy. Lawrence hauled load ties to R.R. (13)

Tuesday, 24

Day cloudy, raining a little. Staid about the house during the day. Lawrence & Frank finished husking the corn at the barn. Harvey employed at making a box for the waggon. Mr. Sayles called with road reports to be signed.

Wednesday, 25

Cloudy and cool. Went up to the store to get the Tribune. Called at Percival’s shop. Harvey with his uncle Henry and Mr. Stiles, butchered the hogs. Lawrence hauled a load of shingles for Phillips to the R.R.

Thursday, 26

A little snow in the morning. Day fair & weather cool. Attend meeting at the Centre & heard Br. Shepard deliver a thanksgiving discourse. In the evening I packed the pork. Harvey cut it up in the forenoon. Hogs 366 & 278.

Friday, 27

Day fair & pleasant. Spent the day with Brother Shepard who called with Samuel. Br. Shepard remained with us over night. Lawrence hauled some manure on the garden. Harvey took up a part of the flax. Julius called in the forenoon.

Saturday, 28

Day cloudy with sprinkling of rain. Br. Shepard spent the day with me. We called on Elon in the afternoon. At night Smiley & Lurenda came. Elon & Sarah here in the evening. In the morning Harvey hauled in the flax he had bound the day before. Julius called in the afternoon.

Sunday, 29

Day cloudy and cool. Went to meeting at the Huddle with Br. Shepard, he having an appointment to preach there. Smiley attended with us. Afternoon Smiley & Lurenda went home. Attended meeting again in the evening to hear Br. Shepard. Levi Taylor obeyed the Gospel

Monday, 30

Cloudy & cold, snowing a little. Went up to the store, & from thence to Luther’s. Rode back to the Huddle with Hewit, found Mr. Bunyan there who came home with me. Elon & Julius called. Harvey hauled some wood. In the evening Tommy called.

December

Tuesday, 1

Weather fair and cold. Posted accounts for Griffin in the forenoon, and towards night went up to the Center. Harvey helped Mr. Stiles at threshing. Luman returned from the Windfall. Mr. Bunyan called & staid over night.

Wednesday, 2

Weather fair and warmer. Called with Mr. Bunyan at Elon’s in the morning. Went up to the store and got the Tribune. Harvey hauled some wood in the forenoon & took up the remainder of the flax in the afternoon. Julius called.

Thursday, 3

Weather fair and mild. Chopped some firewood at the house, and in the middle of the day went up to the store and got the Tribune. The boys went today to do some trading and for other purposes.

Friday, 4

Weather similar to yesterday. Went up to the store and got the Tribune and spent the balance of the time in the library. Harvey plowed the garden & commenced the field above the west orchard. Luman cut some wood.

Saturday, 5

Cloudy with squall towards night. Went with wife in the afternoon over to Jeremy Bailey’s. At night went down to Marlin’s & staid over, attending meeting in the evening to hear Br. Strait. Luman went over with waggon & bought a ram of Sam. Rockwell & brought home.

Sunday, 6

Day fair and pleasant, the weather being considerably cold. Attended meeting in the forenoon heard Br. Strait, & witnessed the conversion of three persons. Went to Harvey’s(?) to dinner, to meeting in the evening, & staid with Calvin. Wife rode home with Luman.

Monday, 7

Day fair & some warmer. Left Calvin’s after breakfast, calling at Br. Rockwell’s till noon, came on to the Huddle & got the Tribune & then returned home. Harvey hauled some wood. Luman & Mary went to meeting at Leroy in evening. She staid.

Tuesday, 8

Day fair and pleasant. Went up to the store and got the Tribune. The boys with Lawrence hauled some wood & recommenced making R.R. ties over the creek. Elon made a call. Munson Clark came in with him.

Wednesday, 9

Day principally cloudy. Went over to Bunyan’s & paid him $30.25 for sheep. Returned at night & attended with Mr. Sayles at J. H. Ross’ to do some township business in the evening. Boys made ties & Lawrence hauled two loads (30) to the Summit.

Thursday, 10

Day fair and quite cold. Went up to the store and got the Tribune, and in the afternoon chopped some fire wood. The boys worked at making ties, and Lawrence hauled two loads (30) to the Summit. Mr. Bunyan called.

Friday, 11

Day cloudy, cold & sleety. Went to the store & got the Tribune, chopped some wood, & in the evening attended meeting at the Centre to hear Br. Encill. Boys made ties. Lawrence hauled two loads (30) to the Summit.

Saturday, 12

Cloudy & warmer raining some. Went to the store for the Tribune & chopped some wood. went to Drake’s in the afternoon with wife. Azor & Eliza & Hiram & Juliet were there. Boys made ties in the forenoon. Lawrence Hauled two loads (30) to the Summit. Elon called.

Sunday, 13

Rained all night and through the forenoon, producing a flood in the streams. Afternoon fair. Did not attend meeting today on account of the storm. Br. Encill had an appointment at the Huddle this forenoon and evening.

Monday, 14

Rained in the night, and at intervals through the day. Rode to Troy with Luman & Harvey, calling at Luther’s on the way. We went to Azor’s at night, the boys returning and I remaining.

Tuesday, 15

Cloudy & colder. Went down to the village in the morning, from thence to the depot & on the cars to the Summit where I got the mail, & walked home. Luman hauled a load of barley to Troy. Harvey chopped wood at the house.

Wednesday, 16

Principal part of the day cloudy. Went up to the store in the afternoon and got the Tribune, and did nothing else of any account. Luman went to Troy again today with another load of barley. Harvey helped him with his steers as far as Uriah Baxter’s.

Thursday, 17

A considerable fall of sleet. Went up to the store and got the Tribune. Harvey and his uncle Harry butchered the bull. Luman assisted some. In the evening Elon and Percival and Ed. were here.

Friday, 18

Cloudy with very little sunshine. Did nothing of any consequence today Luman having brought the Tribune. The boys assisted in killing and dressing the geese(?) in order to send them to market. Harry called.

Saturday, 19

Cloudy & cold with a little snow. Went to the store for the Tribune, did some writing for Levi, & at night called there with Elon & others to certify a relation to the case of Sterling. Wife & Luman went to Troy with Drake & Amanda, & carried the geese(?) to market.

Sunday, 20

Continues cloudy and cold. Remained at home during the day. Towards night wife returned from Troy with Drake & Amanda, they having staid at Hiram Rockwell’s. Luman returned last night with Philander.

Monday, 21

Weather cloudy and cold. Remained about the house during the day, reading most of the time. Ed. brought me the Tribune. The boys chopped and hauled wood in the afternoon. Julius called and Heman came in.

Tuesday, 22

Cold cloudy weather continues. Went up to Heman’s who had a barn raising this afternoon. The boys hauled wood. In the evening Mary & John, Dan. Wilcox &, Lura, Erastus & Maryette, and Philander & Mary were here for a visit.

Wednesday, 23

Cloudy and cold. Went up to the store and got the Tribune. Spent balance of the day in the library. Luman having bought some ties of his uncle Harry, hauled one load (17) to the Summit. Ed. called.

Thursday, 24

Day cloudy and quite cold. Went with Luman to Troy it being the day for him to report to the Board of enrollment. He was exempted on acct. of his wounded knee. Rec’d. a fall in the morning which hurt me badly. Called at Azor’s on our return.

Friday, 25

Day a little more pleasant & mild. Wife & I rode with Azor & Eliza down to Smiley’s. Drake & Amanda were there. Feel some better today. Luman hauled a load of ties ( ) to the Summit, and Harvey a load ( ) yesterday.

Saturday, 26

Day fair & warmer. Rode with Valentine to Towanda & paid off my debt ($140.) to Mr. Montange & bot. & pail of White lead. Went home with Valentine, Wife Smiley & Lurenda being there. We staid all night. Continue to get better.

Sunday, 27

Partially cloudy and mild. After breakfast in the morning Smiley & Lurenda departed for home, and soon after, we came home with Valentine’s horse and buggy. Elon called in the afternoon & Ed. & Rod. Barns were here.

Monday, 28

Cloudy with sleet, rain & snow. Went down to the Corners and paid my note to Ed. of $30.84, & bargained with him for a black sheep. Harvey assisted Drake to butcher two young cattle. In the evening Jeff. & Ed, & Tommy were here.

Tuesday, 29

Cloudy & quite mild. Went up to Harrison Ross’ & paid him my note to Morrison’s Estate $57.90, & left $10.00 with L. D. Taylor to be paid to Mrs. Martin. Luman hauled a load of ties to R.R. 17 Elon called in the evening.

Wednesday, 30

Day fair and pleasant. Prepared some paint and finished priming the northeast chamber bedroom. Luman went to Troy with Ed. Harvey Hauled two loads ties to the Summit (29). Elon called & Julius was here in the evening.

Thursday, 31

Weather colder, day cloudy & snow storm in the afternoon. Went with Mr. Sayles down to Mr. Barnes’, and with him, we went out and reviewed a part of the route for a road from the Township line south of Ezra Bailey’s and terminating at or near said Barns’, changing the northern portion across Barnes’ land to a location a little farther west than the original. Returning proceeded to the Huddle to get the Tribune. The boys are not engaged in business to day.

Bradford County PA
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 03 December 2010
By Joyce M. Tice
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