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Year: 1865
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DIARY OF GEO. D. BOURNE

1865

Transcribed FROM ORIGINAL DIARIES LOCATED AT THE BRADFORD COUNTY LIBRARY, BURLINGTON, PA

Typed By: Pat Smith Raymond

January 1, 1865 – Attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow Text Romans 12 Chapter 1 verce Weather cold and fine Sleighing.

Jan. 2 – Work in the Saw-mill Cold wind in the north

Jan. 3 – Work in the grist mill receive 75 cents of H. Swain write one letter to C. W. Smith Harpers Ferry VA Company C 5th Reg’t. a Cold wind the South.

Jan. 4 – Work at Sawing Shingles in the evening Hester and I visit at Gialo Vernans Smithfield Collin Francis & Pleadies Wood Maklon Gerould Elija Swallow & Miss Kingsleys Miss Nichols and Several other present, good Slaying.

Jan. 5 – Work at Sawing Shingles Cold wind in the north in the evening attend annual missionary meeting on the Turnpike Speaken J. A. Swallow and Rev. Putnan. Geo. Campbell arrived home from the army and W. Ackley.

Jan. 6 – Work at Choring and Sawing Shingles rains all day warm wind in the South Official Quarterly on the Turnpike quarterly meeting to be held at Burlington the 7 and 8th. Receive 20 cents War News are good.

Jan. 7 – Work at Choring and Sawing Shingles very cold wind in the north receive one letter from Thio R. Beardsley address 162 West Street New York City freeze my feet in the mill today 3d time this winter.

Jan. 8 – Attend Quarterly meeting at Burlington Boro preaching by Thos. B. Hudson of Troy district. Cold wind in the north pay 5 cents quarterly collection

Jan. 9 – Work at fixing gate to Shingle machine and Sawing Shingles Warm and pleasant wind in the South receive 70 cents Write one letter to Theo R. Beardsley ordering Stereoscope and 2 doz. Plain cards and 2 colored.

Jan. 10 – Work at Sawing Shingles cold rains all day wind in the north very icy on the roads write one letter to Sarah L. Bourne and uncle(?) Danford Bourne.

Jan. 11 – work at Sawing Shingles through the day and in the evening. Cold wind in the north pay 15 cents

Jan. 12 – Work at Sawing Shingles through the day and in the evening cold wind in the north receive 1.95 for grinding. Mr. King taking down old Barn.

Jan. 13 – Work at Sawing Shingles warmer. Wind in the Wouth. Price of no 1 Shingles at Troy 5.75 price of no 2 Shingles at Troy 4.75.

Jan. 14 – Work at Sawing Shingles Colder snow squals wind in the north receive 55 cents pay 50 cents.

Jan. 15 – attend quarterly meeting on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow. Cold wind in the north Horatio Beeches funeral Sermon preached at the old church in Burlington who died in the army 161 NYSV

Jan. 16, 17, 18 – Work at Sawing Shingles and choring very windy and cold wind in the north

Jan. 19 – Work at Sawing and packing Shingles cold wind in the north. Receive $1.00 write one letter to T. B. Howland address Columbia X roads Penna

Jan. 20 – Work at choreing around mill. Receive $1.00 for grinding. Warmer wind in the South. Town Election. Father Elected Road Commissioner for the 3d time in West Burlington.

Jan. 21 – Work at choreing around mill, warm wind in the South

Jan. 22 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow warm wind in the South protracted (?) meetings in progress at Smithfield Center.

Jan. 23 – Work at Choreing around house and mill. Receive .68 cents for grinding. Snows all day receive 26 Steroscope Cards ordered on the 9th of Theo R. Beardsley NY City.

Jan. 24 – Work at Choreing and C. in the evening attend a donation in the evening at J. A. Swallow give $1.00 total am’t recd $72.00 Borrow of Collin Wood 2 Books title the young mans gift and counselor.

Jan. 25 – work at choreing and Sawing Shingles Cold wind in the north receive by mail our Steroscope of T. R. Beardsley ordered on the 9th price 2.50 Chancy M. Riggs of Canton comes visiting. Price of Steroscope cards 7.50.

Jan. 26 – Father pays Albert Wheat $100.00 on note making in all paid (up to this date) $800.00 Work at choreing and visiting with Chancy M. Riggs exchange photographs with him cold wind in the north.

Jan. 27 – work at chores and grind in the mill. Cold wind in the north. Write one letter to Theo R. Beardsley enclosing $5.00 on Steroscope. 4 Rebel prisoners escaped from Elmira a few days Since.

Jan. 28 – work at chores and chopping wood at door the coldest day So far this winter. Wind in the north. Receive one letter from C. W. Smith.

Jan. 29 – attend church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow cold wind in the north, Eugene Kingsley arrived home from the army on the 26 on a furlow of 15 days Write our letter to C. W. Smith.

Jan. 30 – work at chores and cutting wood receive 25 cents for lumber Warm wind in the South write one letter to Corbin Mitchell and one to Theo. R. Beardsley enclosing $5.00 finished paying for Steroscope & cards.

Jan. 31 – Work at chores and grinding in grist mill, warm wind in the South Father gone to take flax, to machine below Towanda.

Feb. 1 – Work at Chores around house and mill receive 1.75 cash for grinding, in the evening Hester and I attend a Spelling School in the east part of Smithfield Teacher Miss Harriet Scott. Not much Spelling about it.

Feb. 2 – Work in the Barn fixing Stables Warm wind in the South. Receive .90 cents.

Feb. 3 – Work at fixing Stables in Barn and grinding in grist-mill. Cold wind in the north in the eveing. Hester and I make an evening visit at Uncle Samuel Riggs’s fine Sleighing.

Feb. 4 – Work at chores around house and mill. Warm wind in the South Snow melts.

Feb. 5 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by Rev. J. A. Swallow from the Text He that goeth fourth bearing precious seed Shall doubtless return again Bringing his Sheaves with him, very cold.

Feb. 6 – Work at getting wood and chores receive one letter from T. R. Beardsley ??? one letter from John Wheaton receive 75 cents for grinding chop cold wind in the north with Snow Squals. Write one letter today McAfee.

Feb. 7 – Visit School on the Turnpike in forenoon in after-noon visit Collin Woods School near Smithfield Center in the evening Collin and I attend a donation for J. A. Swallow at Smithfield center in the Church give 50 cents. Snow falls 14 inches deep.

Feb. 8 – Work at chopping wood, and chores. Cold wind in the north.

Feb. 9 – Very Cold and windy. Snow drifts very badly Borrow Uncle Samuel Rigges Cutter and harness to go to Troy with. Split wood at door.

Feb. 10 – go to Troy. Cold wind in the north with Snow Squals pay for 1 bottle of perfum .90 Sundries 2.54. good Sleighing.

Feb. 11 – Work at cutting wood and choring around house & mill. Cold Wind in the north receive one letter from Mr. Chancy, M. Riggs of Canton ??? photograph enclosed.

Feb. 12 – at home, very cold and windy. Snow drifts fast today. Write one letter to Geo. W. Loomis and one to J. A. Brown. 7 Penna V Cavalry Nashville, Tennasee. Loomis in a hospital at Alexandria D. C.

Feb. 13 – Work at getting wood nearly Sick with a cold. Snow 2 feet deep in the woods Write one letter to G. W. Daughaday 1308 Chestnut Street Phila.

Feb. 14 – Work at getting wood cold wind in the north Thermometer last night at 24 deg. Below zero ?? 10 cents receive one letter from Rev. Wm. Armstrong, Wellsville, NY and one from Geo. L. Easterbrook Athens Bradford Co Penna.

Feb. 15 – Work at Sawing woodat door cold wind in the South with Snow Squals. Go to Burlington in the afternoon in Snow Storm Fathers Birthday 48 years old.

Feb. 16 – Work at getting wood at door. Warm wind in the South Albert Wheat his wife and Sister Isadore come visiting in the evening. He is to Start back on the 22nd his horse came nearly running away fine Sleighing.

Feb. 17 – Work at choring around house and mill pleasant wind in the South, receive one letter from C. W. Smith.

Feb. 18 – Work at Choring around house and mill. Hester and I make an evening visit at Mr. James Wheats Warm wind in the South.

Feb. 19 – Attend the Protenstants Methodist quarterly meeting at Burlington Boro preaching by T. O. Watrous (sp?) P. E. Text revelations 1 Chapt. First 14 verses. Cold wind in the north

Feb. 20 – Work at cutting wood at door. Warm wind in the South receive $1.50 for grinding chop

Feb. 21 – Work at cutting wood at door and grinding in grist-mill warm wind in the South grind 57 bus receive 70 cents.

Feb. 22 – Work at cutting wood grinding in mill. Warm wind in the south. Receive one letter from Danford Bourne. Sending his and Cousins Sarah Bournes photographs write one letter to S. H. Wood enc 50 cents receive 23 cents.

Feb. 23 – Work at fixing Sled and grinding in the mill. Warm wind in the South Mother threatened with Typhoid fever. Lee Sick Write one letter to Hosea Bourne Morris Otsego County, NY

Feb. 24 – Work at fixing Sleds and grinding in mill receive 2.80 for grinding. Warm wind in the south the Winter Schools around here end to day.

Feb. 25 – Work at fixing Sled and drawing out Shingle Bolts (Butts?). Warm wind in the South.

Feb. 26 – Attend Church at Burlington Boro at 1 pm. Warm wind in the South Snow melting off. Preaching by Rev. M. Coyl. Write one letter to Jonas Parker Norwich Chenango Co. NY

Feb. 27 – Work at getting gate loose to Shingle machine and Saw Shingles. Receive one letter from Theo R. Beardsley 162 West Street, NY

Feb. 28 – Work at Sawing Shingles and grinding in mill. Cousin Jennie and Burton McAfee come visiting have a plasant visit in the eveing. Burton cuts his finger on the Shingle Saw. Cold wind in the north.

March 1 – Work at Sawing Shingles Warm wind in the South. Richenson (sp?) Wood Died. In the evening Hester and I visit with Jennie and Burton cAfee at Alfred Riggs’s in Smithfield get home at 12 am. Have a pleasant visit they return home tomorrow.

March 2 – Work at Sawing Shingles wind blows very hard.

March 3 – Work at Sawing Shingles and Cutting ice warm wind in the South. Work in the evening in the mill

Mar. 4 – Work at Sawing Shingles warm rains all night. Abram Lincon inaugurated President of the U. S. of America for the 2 term at Washington D. C.

Mar. 5 – attend prayer meeting on the Turnpike. J. A. Swallow gone to Ulster to preach the funeral Sermon of Wm. Plowma who died in the army. Cold wind in the north with Snow.

Mar. 6 – Work at Sawing Shingles warm wind in the South. Receive one letter from G. H. Wood receive orange Judd Phone Edition of American agriculturist 42 park-row, ny City.

Mar. 7 – work at Sawing Shingles warm wind in the South. Receive 25 cents for lumber. Saw in the evening in the mill.

Mar. 8 – Work at Sawing Shingles receive 25 cents for lumber. Cold wind in the north.

Mar. 9 – Work at Sawing Shingles Warm Creek high work in the mill in the evening.

Mar. 10 – Work at Sawing Shingles Cold wind in the north Work in the mill in the evening. Creek high.

Mar. 11 – Work at Sawing Shingles Cold

Mar. 12 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching Sermon (funeral) of Alvy(?sp) Burlingame who died in the army. Cold wind in the north go to meeting with a wagon the first time Since the first of Dec. 1864 write one letter to C. W. S.

Mar. 13 – Work at Sawing Shingles warm wind in the South Geo. Loomis calls here he is home on a furlow is to return on the 20th receive 5 Steroscope cards from T. R. Beardsley 162 West Street n y City.

Mar. 14 – Work at Sawing Shingles warm wind in the South. Saw till midnight.

Mar. 15, 16 – Work at Sawing Shingles. Warm wind in the South.

Mar. 17 – Work at Sawing Shingles a little in the fore-noon the creek the highest ever known a good deal of damage done.

Mar. 18 – Saw Shingles during the day and evening. Susquehanna River highest every known a great ammount of damage done.

Mar. 19 – attend Church on the Tyurnpike preaching by a Mr. Davis. Rev. M. Coyl gone South as a member of the Christian Commission he is Stationed at Burlington Penna.

Mar. 20 – Work at Sawing boards. Warm wind in the South. Saw till midnight.

Mar. 21 – Work at Sawing Boards. Warm with Showers. Saw till midnight.

Mar. 22 – Work at Sawing Boards Cold wind in the north receive one letter from Clay McAfee receive $1.50.

Mar. 23 – Work at helping fix mill head-gate in the floor ??? Saw till midnight.

Mar. 24 – Saw in mill. Cold wind in the north

Mar. 25 – Saw in the mill Cold wind in the north. Ruben Philips Died of Smithfield

Mar. 26 – At home write one letter to Chauncy M. Riggs (sp?)

Mar. 27 – Work in the mill. Receive 2.95 for grinding chip(?)

Mar. 28 – Work at the mill warm wind in the South.

Mar. 29 – Work in the mill – warm

Mar. 30 – Work in the mill. Warm with Showers. Saw till midnight.

Mar. 31 – around mill very high fresh in the creek.

Apr. 1 – Work at the mill. Tis estimated that the late floods have done damage to the am’t of $10,000,000 in Penna. Saw till midnight.

Apr. 2 – attend Church on the Turnpike at 10:30 am and 7 pm preaching by J. A. Swallow. Give 10 cents collection warm.

Apr. 3 – work in the Saw mill. Buy a $20.00 Compound interest of Father. (Could be $2,000)

Apr. 4 – Work in the Saw-mill warm wind in the South news of the fall of Richmond to. Good

Apr. 5 – Work in the mill warm wind in the Sough. The fall of Richmond confirmed general jollifying – nearly all of Burlington Boro people get drunk firing of canon heard at Elmira & Troy.

Apr. 6 – Work in the Saw mill warm wind in the South

Apr. 7 – Work at Sawing Shingles warm wind in the South

Apr. 8 – Work in the Saw-mill. Warm receive 55 cents

Apr. 9 – quarterly meeting at Ulster. Attend prayer-meeting on the Turnpike in the evening.

Apr. 10 – Work at Sawing Shingles. Warm wind in the South receive one letter from C. W. Smith. Canon firing at Troy.

Apr. 11 – Work in the mill Sawing Shingles Warm wind in the South report of the capture of Reb. Gen. Lee and his whole army. Receive $1.50 pay 24 cents.

Apr. 12 – Work at the mill. Warm

Apr. 13 – Work at the mill warm wind in the South . receive one letter from Albert Wheat write one to Jennie (?) McAfee. Geo Riggses Body (of Canton) reached home. Starved to death in Southern prison pens died on his way home.

Apr. 14 – Work at the mill. Warm wind in the South. A good deal of Jollifying to day on account of the raising of the Same flag that was pulled down from Fort Sumpter Just 4 years ago today. Henry W. Beecher deliveres the ?? add.

Apr. 15 – Work in the woods getting Bill (?) timber warm. Last evening at 7 pm Abram Lincon President of the U. S. was assassinated in Fords Theater Washington D. C. the rejoicing of the few past days is now turned into mourning.

Apr. 16 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow. Flag at half masked and draped in mourning. Report of the assassination of Sec’t Seward. Geo. Riggs of Canton Buried description. See letter from C. M. Riggs ????

Apr. 17 – Work at the mill warm wind in the South. Write one letter to C. W. Smith.

Apr. 18 – Work at farming warm wind in the south. Receive $1.35 paid 20 cents.

Apr. 19 – Work at farming warm wind in the South. The Body of President Lincon Started for Springfield, Ill. report of canon at Elmira ny

Apr. 20 – Work at planting potatoes warm receive $1.75 for grinding.

Apr. 21 – Work in the mill warm.

Apr. 22 – Work in the mill cold

Apr. 23 – attend church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow Subject death of the president text "a great man has fallen". Cold Snow Squals wind in the north

Apr. 24 – Work at the mill. Wind in the north, write one letter to Theresa Parker. Receive 10 cents.

Apr. 25 – Work at the mill and get hay. Dr. Sweeney pulls two roots of Teeth took him about one hour receive one letter from Chancy M. Riggs Warm wind in the South.

Apr. 26 – Work at Sawing Shingles warm wind in the South a present of $5.00 in gold of Father.

Apr. 27 – Work at the mill. Wind in the South with thunder Showers.

Apr. 28 – Work at the mill. Warm

Apr. 29 – work in the grist-mill grind 75 bushels corn. Receive $1.40 cash Wind in the north with heavy thunder Showers

Apr. 30 – attend Sunday School and Church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow plum & cherry trees in Bloom Cold wind in the north.

May 1 – Work at Sawing in the mill Cold with rain and snow.

May 2 – Work in the mill. Warm

May 3 – Work in the mill warm pay 32 cents Body of President Lincon reaches Springfield, Ill.

May 4 – Work at Sawing in the mill receive 60 cents. $100,000 reward offered for the Capture of Jeff Davis.

May 5 – work at the mill warm

May 6 – work in the mill. Rains all day receive $2.15

May 7 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow, warm

May 8 – Work at Sawing in the mill Wind in the north, receive one letter from C. W. Smith receive 60 cents cash.

May 9 – Work in the mill warm

May 10 – Work in the saw-mill warm. Receive 1.00 cash receive one letter from Jennie(?name) McCafee (?sp)

May 11 – work in the mill cold rain all day. Receive 10 cents

May 12 – Work in the Saw-mill Cold Snowed last night

May 13 – Work in the mill wind in the north. Receive 62 cents receive one letter from Theresa Parker.

May 14 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by a Mr. Sanders. Odd appearing. Hard work to keep from laughing.

May 15 – Work at Sawing ____?_____. Write one letter to T. B. Howland, pay 50 cents report of the Capture of Jeff Davis in Crinoline.

May 16, 17, 18 – Work in the mill

May 19 – Work in the mill warm wind in the South, receive one letter from Clay (?) McAfee. Sending photograph.

May 20 – Work in the mill, wind in the South with Showers.

May 21 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow. Warm. Barton McNannan (?name) Buried who was Starved to death in Southern prison pens died after getting about half way home.

May 22, 23, 24 – Work in the mill.

May 25 – Work in the mill. Warm a company is formed at Burlington Boro for the purpose of testing the "Shugar Creek Valley", to See if there is any ile there under the name of "the Shugar Creek oil and Mining Co." (NOTE: This is typed as close as I can read it)

May 26, 27 – Work in the mill, cold.

May 28 – Attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by Rev. Lucius French. Wind in the north. Write one letter to C. W. Smith. Old Mrs. King Died.

May 29, 30, 31, June 1 – Work at Choreing and in the mill.

June 2 – Work in the mill Sawing Shingles. Warm wind in the South.

June 3 – Work at Shearing Sheep. Warm receive $7.10 cash.

June 4 – attend Church on the Turnpike, preaching by Rev. J. A. Swallow warm.

June 5 – (Start from Troy at 5 am) Start at 1 am with uncle Samuel and Alfred Riggs, for Philadelphia. Borrow of S. T. Riggs 24,55 Cost of ticket to Phila 8.20 arrive in Phila at 8.50 pm put up at U.S. Hotel corner of Market and 11th Street. Pay 12,42 very warm

June 6 – before Breakfast go to Camp Coldwalder in forenoon visit U.S. Mint. Engineers office, Dr. Jaynes office & Start at 2 pm for vineland nj arrive at 5 pm don’t like this place nohow to much Sand. Scrub-oaks, white cedar Swamps and the like ride from Phila. 1.30 expenses for the day 4,35. Warm

June 7 – in the forenoon we are taken by the agent in his wagon over the vineland possessions don’t want any. Start for Cape May with uncle Samuel Riggs (uncle Alfred Starts for home) arrive at Cape at 5 pm Cost of ticket from vineland 1.75 am taken very sick while there. Expenses for the day 4.32 warm.

June 8 – __?__ the Atlantic Ocean quite a sight. Start for Phila at 5 am ticket 3.00 arrive at Phila at 10 am. Cross the river take a market Street Car to N. C. railway ticket for Harrisburg 3.75 arrive at 5 pm go into the dome of the capitol 200 feet high. Start for Troy at 2.40 (the 9th) pay 7.00 warm Souldiers there very drunk. Warm

June 9 – Start for Troy at 2.40 Cost of ticket 5.20 arrive in Troy at 10.30 am (our intentions in going to Cape May was to go there to NY City on the Atlantic. Prevented by being sick) Vessels in the harbor at Phila quite a sight. Walk home from Troy arrive home at 5 pm am very Sleepy expences for the day 8.20.

June 10 – Choring. Sleepy. Warm

June 11 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow. Warm

June 12 – Choring around house & mill Write one letter to E & H. Anthony.

June 13 – Work at Sawing in the mill warm.

June 14 – Work at the mill. Warm Receive one letter from Jennie McAfee & C. W. Smith.

June 15, 16 – Work on Shelling corn, work at the mill, cold.

June 17 – Work at grinding in mill grist 76 bushels receive one letter from E. & H. T. anthony 500 Broadway ny. Cold wind in the north.

June 18 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow warm with thunder Showers

June 19, 20 – Work in the mill warm receive 90 cents

June 21, 22, 23 – Work at sawing in the mill

June 24 – Work at framing hog pen. Warm

June 25 – attend quarterly meeting on the Turnpike preaching by T. R. Hudson Jr. very warm pay 10 cents collection.

June 26, 27, 28, 29 – Work at framing, work in the mill, work at sawing shingles

June 30 – Work at Sawing Shingles in mill. Warm with showers having kept account of the number of Bushels chop ground or nearly so. It will be ov er 2000, from the first of Sept. 1864 to the present time.

July 1 – work in the mill warm receive 1.75 of S. T. Riggs.

July 2 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow warm

July 3 – Hester and I Start on a visit to See the Friends in Athens township. Pay 1.00 for Bridge ticket on Susquehanna Bridge arrive at Joel (?) McAfee’s at 11:30 visit at Geo. L. Easterworks in the afternoon Stay over night at Sam McAfee’s warm.

July 4 – We take Jennie and burton McAfee to Waverly n.y. cellebration Speeches. Fantastics fire works in the evening. Pay 2.15 for dinner and horse feed return to Joel McAfee’s at 5 pm Stay over night very warm with thunder showers.

July 5 – go to "prospect" hill in the morning. Call at Sam Smiths 20 minutes visit with Wesley Smith in the afternoon in Smithfield who has just returned from the army arrive home at 7.30 p.m. (tired) very warm, and Sultry.

July 6 – work at clearing out Barn

July 7 – Work at haying write one letter to J. W. Daughadey enc 50 cents for typus (?") 4 of the conspirators in the murder of Lincon hung.

July 8 – Work at haying warm receive 25 cents.

July 9 – attend church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow. Attend union S. School in Sewards Hollow arm wind in the north.

July 10 – work at mowing __?__ clover. Warm receive 20 cents

July 11 – Choring around house. Sell my steroscope to S. T. Riggs for $8.00 warm paid on November 9th 1865.

July 12 – Work at haying warm write one letter to eo. Easterbrook.

July 13 – work at haying warm write one letter to Chancy M. Riggs pay 25 cents.

July 14, 15 – Work at cradling wheat. Warm

July 16 – attend Church at Burlington Boro. Preaching by J. G. DeBois. Write one letter to Danport Bowens(?) warm rainy. Wind in South.

July 17 – Work at the mill in forenoon in after-noon cradle wheat. Warm. Rainy.

July 18 – work at cradling wheat. Warm

July 19 – work at drawing wheat rainy cold. Wind in north.

July 20, 21, 22 – work at Spreading wheat rainy.

July 23 – attend church on the Turnpike preaching by J. A. Swallow warm

July 24 – work at the wheat warm

July 25 – work at Bunching Shingles – receive 50 cents – pay 05 cents

July 26 – Work at haying till 9 o’clock in the evening. 21 years old to day. A good long days work to finish up with. This ends the years work for the Substitute. Commence work for George to morrow (I guess)

July 27, 28 – Work at haying warm

July 29 – work in the mill rainy

July 30 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by Rev. J. A. Swallow give 20 cents collection attend prayer meeting in the evening on Turnpike.

July 31 – Work at haying warm

Aug. 1 – Work at haying warm. Hire to Father for one year at $20.00 per month, a present of Books $25.00, desk $10.00, Watch $30.00, Cash $48.00 Spy-glass $5.00 note $11.00 Steroscope $8.00, warm wind in the South work in the evening.

Aug. 2, 3, 4, 5 – Work at haying warm

Aug. 6 – attend church on the Turnpike at 10:30 am preaching by Rev. J. A. Swallow. Attend Church in the evening at the Same place preaching by Henry Miner of Wisconsin. Warm wind in the South.

Aug. 7, 8, 9 – Work at haying warm – finish on Wednesday the 9th.

Aug. 10 – Sick

Aug. 11, 12 – Work in the mill, warm.

Aug. 13 – attend extra Quarterly meeting at Smithfield Center preaching by J. A. Swallow.

Aug. 14 – work for S. T. Riggs in oat harvest warm.

Aug. 15 – Work for S. T. Riggs ½ day present of $2.00 from Father.

Aug. 16 – attend union picnic at burlington Mountain-lake a pleasant time. Receive 14 cents pay 30 cents for riding on lake.

Aug. 17, 18 – work at framing on hog pen – warm

Aug. 19 – work at tearing down old house.

Aug. 20 – attend church on the Turnpike preaching by Rev. J. A. Swallow who preaches his farewell Sermon. Receive 35 cents of S. T. Riggs warm.

Aug. 21 – work on hog-pen warm

Aug. 22 – work at Choreing warm

Aug. 23 – work at Shingling on hog-pen

Aug. 24 – work on the hog-pen warm

Aug. 25, 26 – work at Shingling warm

Aug. 27 – attend Church on the Turnpike preacher gone to Conference held at Waterloo ny. Attend prayer-meeting in the evening. Warm wind in the north.

Aug. 28 – work at Siding on hog-pen

Aug. 29 – work at the mill. Warm receive one letter from Sarah Bourne

Aug. 30 – work on the mill-dam warm in the evening go with a Co of young Ladies to the Oil well in Burlington West. Exchange photographs with Martha Miner & Hellen Pierce.

Aug. 31 – work at the mill. Warm. A Co from ny City come visiting

Sept. 1 – work one half at the mill. Take Mr. & Mrs. Beardsley Miss B, Miss Riggs, Wm. Drew (?) to Milan very full of the fun (?). Send $15.00 by Wm. Beardsley to Theo. R. Beardsley for Telescope receive $5.00 cast of Father warm.

Sept. 2 – Work at the mill. Warm Cousin Jay and Margarett McAfee Come visiting.

Sept. 3 – Visit with Jay & Margarett exchange photographs with Margaret McAfee. Go from here to Springfield. Warm.

Sept. 4, 5, 6 – Work at the mill and choring. Warm.

Sept. 7 – Work at threshing wheat with thrashing machine. Very warm am’t wheat 118 bushels

Sept. 8 – Help move threshing machine back through the woods to pilfershire or some other place(?) warm rain

Sept. 9 – Choreing warm

Sept. 10 – Rains. Wm. Haskel Stationed at Smithfield J. G. DuBois at Burlington Boro. Warm

Sept. 11, 12 – work at mill. Warm, rains

Sept. 13 – work at the mill warm rains. Receive one letter from C. W. Smith. Entered into partnership with Weed name of firm Weed & Smith. Sends Cards.

Sept. 14, 15, 16 – Choring, work at mill – warm

Sept. 17 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by Rev. Wm. Haskel. Receive certificate of Life member=ship from missionary Society of the M. E. Church.

Sept. 18 – Choreing warm receive one letter from C. M. Riggs. Cold wind in north

Sept. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 – Work at mill, Cradling Buckwheat, warm

Sept. 24 – attend the Presbyterian Church at Smithfield Center at 10:30 am preaching by C. C. Corss in evening at Methodist Church preaching by T. B. Hudson P. E. of Troy district. Warm with rain. Pay 10 cents collection

Sept. 25 – work at mill warm. Sell Spy=glass for $5.00.

Sept. 26, 27 – Work on road. Warm

Sept. 28 – Work at mill warm – attend musical convention at Smithfield Center given by Towner & Bliss (?). Hester along pay 50 cents.

Sept. 29 – Sick

Sept. 30 – Choreing rainy

Oct. 1 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by Rev. Wm. Haskel. Warm

Oct. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 – work at the mill, work on the farm

Oct. 8 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by Wm. Haskel. Cold

Oct. 9 – work at the mill. Warm

Oct. 10 – go to Troy. Stop at Election and vote the Republican ticket. Get home at noon. Work ½ day. Warm.

Oct. 11, 12, 13 14 – work at mill. Warm

Oct. 15 – rainy. Cold.

Oct. 16 – Choreing. Cold

Oct. 17 – digging potatoes. Cold Receive Telescope from T. R. Beardsley express charges 80 cents cost of Telescope $15.80 present of 80 cents from Father.

Oct. 18 – work at mill warm rains pay 10 cents.

Oct. 19, 20 – painting on Barn. Cold rainy, windy

Oct. 21 – painting on Barn received $1.00 for hat. Cold

Oct. 22 – attend church on the Turnpike preaching by Wm. Haskel. Attend prayer meeting in the evening.

Oct. 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 – work at painting on barn. Cold

Oct. 29 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by Wm. Haskel.

Oct. 30 – work at mill. warm

Oct. 31 – work at Sawing in mill cold. Father lets the Saw-mill and Shingle mill to S. S. Kellogg to run one year to Saw and __?__ Borads at 12 cents per m. Shingles at 8/- per m. Kellogg furnishes files & lights and Stands expenses under $1.00. Father throws in house sink and furnishes twine.

Nov. 1 – Think of Teaching School this winter. Study ½ day. Choring the rest of the day. Warm.

Nov. 2 – Work at the mill. Warm

Nov. 3, 4 – Study warm

Nov. 5 – Cold wind in north at home.

Nov. 6, 7 – Study Cold

Nov. 8 – attend Teachers examination at Burlington Boro average of certificate __?__. Hired by Abram Morley to Teach the Burlington Boro School at $30.00 per month for 4 months to commence November 13th to Board at home. Cold wind in north.

Nov. 9 – Receive of S. T. Riggs $8.00 for Steroscope Sold on July 11. Receive of Father $10.00 Buy of C. Ross one coat $12.00 one vest $3.50, one pair pants $8.50 and 10 cents for Pencil. Warm wind in the South. Am’t received $18.00 am’t paid $24.10.

Nov. 10 – work at Choreing around house receive of Father $7.00 paid to Ed. Ross for one pail casimere Shirts(?) warm wind in the South..

Nov. 11 – work in the Saw=mill cold

Nov. 12 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by Wm. Haskel.

Nov. 13 – Commence Teaching School at Burlington Boro at $30.00 per month. 35 Scholars present noisy for first day. Father’s credit up to this date $22.00 __?__ up to this date $67.31. Warm wind in the South.

Nov. 14 – Teach School at Burlington Boro have 40 Scholars very noisy. Warm "See Book no 1 Pages 130-1-2-3-4

Nov. 15 – Teach School at Burlington Boro. Have 42 Scholars. Jerk a few of the Boys warm.

Nov. 16 – Teach School at Burlington Boro. 40 Scholars present. Pay 20 cents for chalk.

Nov. 17 – Teach school at Burlington Boro. 40 Scholars present.

Nov. 18 – Work in the mill - warm

Nov. 19 – attend Church at Burlington Boro. Preaching by A. Scotch Presbyterian rainy warm

Nov. 20 – Teach School at Burlington Boro. 37 Scholars present. Warm.

Nov. 21 – Teach School at Burlington Boro. 36 Scholars present. Snows all day wind in the north.

Nov. 22 – Teach School at Burlington Boro 40 Scholars present. Rains & snows. Get along well.

Nov. 23 – Teach School at Burlington Boro. 43 Scholars present warm.

Nov. 24 – Teach School at Burlington Boro. 30 Scholars present. Warm. School very noisy. J. F. Long Died.

Nov. 25 – Work in the Saw=mill warm.

Nov. 26 – go to Funeral of J. F. Long at Burlington Boro. Preaching by Elder Hopkins of Troy. Warm wind in the South. (J. F. initials questionable)

Nov. 27 – Teach School at Burlington Boro. 42 Scholars present. Receive $10.00 cash of Father.

Nov. 28 – Teach School at Burlington Boro 39 Scholars present. Cold

Nov. 29 – Teach School at Burlington Boro 40 Scholars present. Cold.

Nov. 30 – Teach School at Burlington Boro 41 Scholars present. Cold.

Dec. 1 – Teach School at Burlington 43 Scholars present. Declaiming and Compositions. 5 Compositions 14 Declamations 1 visitor Miss Heath. Warm

Dec. 2 – work at the saw=mill warm

Dec. 3 – attend Church on the Turnpike preaching by Rev. Wm. Haskel. Warm

Dec. 4 – Teach School at Burlington 40 Scholars present. Cold pay $2.10 for Books.

Dec. 5 – Teach School at Burlington 37 Scholars present very warm. Pay 15 cents.

Dec. 6 – Teach School at Burlington 41 Scholars present. Cold pay 30 cents for ink.

Dec. 7 – national and State Thanksgiving day. School closed. At home. Rains.

Dec. 8 – Teach School at Burlington Bobo. 40 Scholars present. Get along well in the evening have a Spelling=School. Visitors misbehave, no place for Spelling Schools they will come up among the missing this winter (this is the first & last).

Dec. 9 – Work at the mill. Cold

Dec. 10 – attend Church on the Turnpike at 10:30 am preaching by Wm. Harkel. Warm in the evening attend church at Burlington Boro preaching J. C. DuBois.

Dec. 11 – Teach School at Burlington have 41 Scholars. Warm.

Dec. 12 – Teach School at Burlington. Have 46 Scholars. Rains this ends the first month. Get along finely.

Dec. 13 – Teach School at Burlington 47 Scholars present. Cold

Dec. 14 – Teach School at Burlington 50 Scholars present very cold.

Dec. 15 – Teach School at Burlington have 50 Scholars. Cold Declaiming & Compositions Several in after School go with the Scholars on Mr. Heaths mill pond skating a pleasant time pay 35 cents for Skate Straps.

Dec. 16 – Work at the mill cold.

Dec. 17 – attend Church at 10:30 am at Burlington Boro preaching by Rev. R. Crittenden S. S. at 1 pm preaching by Rev. J. G. DuBois. Cold

Dec. 18 – Teach School at Burlington have 45 Scholars. Cold pay for pocket Bible $1.00 seciene(?) 37 cents.

Dec. 19 – Teach School at Burlington have 47 Scholars. Warm.

Dec. 20 – Teach School at Burlington have 44 Scholars warm. Stay over night at Mr. James Wheats.

Dec. 21 – Teach School at Burlington. 42 Scholars present. Warm.

Dec. 22 – Teach School at Burlington. 42 Scholars present. Cold.

Dec. 23 – Choreing. Cold.

Dec. 24 – attend Church on the Turnpike at 10:30 am preaching by Rev. T. R. Hudson in the evening at Burlington Boro preaching by Rev. U. B. DuBois. Cold wind in the north.

Dec. 25 – School Closed at home.

Dec. 26 – Teach School at Burlington 42 Scholars present. Warm.

Dec. 27 – Teach School at Burlington. 43 Scholars present. Warm.

Dec. 28 – Teach School at Burlington 46 Scholars present. Warm.

Dec. 29 – Teach School at Burlington have 46 Scholars. Cold

Dec. 30 – Work around Barn ½ day. Snows all day Cold wind in the South-west.

Dec. 31 – Attend Quarterly-meeting at Burlington Boro preaching by J. G. DuBois. Cold wind in the north in the evening attend match meeting at the Same place. Preaching by J. G. DuBois, T. B. Hudson.

Acc’t with D. Bourne in this Book his Dr is $67.31

Credit 32.00

Am’t due $35.31 -- paid January 13th 1866

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