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1876 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

1876 - Part One

January

Saturday, 1

Tem. S. R. 53° N. 62 ° S.S. 58°

The morning fair and calm, and warm, with wind S. W. The day fair and pleasant, & remarkably warm. Evening calm & fair.

Arose at 6 in the morning, and, as usual, attended to my bathing and other matters before breakfast. Copied a tune with the words for Philander. Towards noon Benjamin and Lurenda came, and returned towards night. After this chopped and brot in some wood.

Sunday, 2

Temp. Sunrise 52°, noon 58, sunset 52

The morning at first was mostly fair, and there was a moderate breeze of wind from the southwest which in a short became more brisk. Latter part of day quite fair.

Spent the morning as usual. Attended meeting at the Centre with Albert, calling a short time first at Mr. Bruce’s, & finding him quite unwell, & Lydia not very well. The meeting was conducted by Br. Levi, Br. Shepard having to go off on a journey.

Monday, 3

Temp. Sunrise 32, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning partly cloudy, wind N. W. & gentle. and the weather cooler. The forenoon was partially cloudy, but the afternoon has been fair. The day moderately cool. The evening is fair.

Arose early and got ready for breakfast. After leaving the table read some and got ready to start off a visiting. Left home at noon stopped at the Centre to get my boot mended, took dinner at Isaac’s, made a call at Roby’s shop and at the post office and then came on over the hill to Benjamin’s where I am stopping over.

Tuesday, 4

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning mostly fair and day fair, with a cold northwest wind which was very high in the night. Weather quite cold through the day & evening clear and cold.

After breakfast Benjamin hitched up his and drove with Lurenda & Susie and me up here to Azor’s, finding the weather uncomfortably cold and the roads very rough & yet we found men plowing. The returned towards night and I remain over. Azor & family have gone to evening meeting & I remain alone.

Wednesday, 5

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning quite fair and calm, & weather mor moderate. Wind south or southerly and pretty brisk in afternoon. Weather continued fair thro the day & a little milder. Evening fair.

Attended to my bath in the morning, and spent some time reading after breakfast. Towards noon went over to Amanda’s, and remaining there until after dinner; then went down to Samuel’s in the village where I had a tooth extracted, and then after remaining there some time, came back here to Azor’s to stay, the family all going to meeting in eve.

Thursday, 6

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Rain in the night, morning cloudy, continuing through the day, northwest wind pretty brisk, forenoon and middle of the day considerably squally and cold, evening cloudy and windy.

Took my sponge bath in the morning and got ready to go away on a visit. Soon after breakfast Azor hitched up his team and carried me up to Judge Ballard’s in Columbia to make him a visit. Found him very much out of health but very much pleased to see me. Took dinner with him and towards night we returned, & I am here alone again.

Friday, 7

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning moderately cold, partially fair, and quite calm, the wind appearing to be westerly. Day very fair and pleasant, & weather quite mild. Evening is the same.

Spent the morning at Azor’s as usual, and after breakfast got ready and started off towards home, proceeding up towards Hiram’s and then across the hills and fields came here to Benjamin’s where I have concluded to stay over until tomorrow. Lucien and his wife also came here for a visit before dinner & departed before night.

Saturday, 8

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset 44.

Morning considerably cloudy, with the south west wind. Day continued cloudy and weather grew milder, thawing a little. Evening continues cloudy.

Remained at Benjamin’s to breakfast and at at 10 o’clock started for home. Called at Lydia’s & at the post office, got Journal & Gazette & came home, finding on my table letters from D. G. Bush, Mrs. S.E. Andrus, & A. M. Bailey. Returned with Albert to the Centre & attended the funeral of VanBuskirk’s child. Br. S. spoke. Chopped some wood.

Sunday, 9

Temp. Sunrise 48, noon 56, sunset 48.

Morning a little cloudy, wind westerly and moderate. Considerably cloudy through the day, and afternoon a little rainy and quite foggy. Evening is cloudy and wary & rainy.

Arose in the morning early and was ready for breakfast at the call. After this spent some time reading, and at the hour for meeting got ready and went up with Albert to the meeting house. Br. Shepard was present and spoke to a large audience of young people. At the close came home & spent remainder of the day.

Monday, 10

Temp. Sunrise 33, noon 24, sunset 16.

Fore part of night rainy, latter part windy. Morning cloudy, wind westerly and boisterous. Day mostly cloudy & afternoon a little squally. Evening fair, windy & cold.

Arose early and got ready for breakfast. Spent forenoon tending baby and reading most of the time. Afternoon got a plank and fixed a step before the front door, and was employed some time chopping wood. Before night brot it into the closet.

Tuesday, 11

Temp. Sunrise 10, noon 18, sunset 15.

Very windy night; morning fair and more calm. Wind n.w., reviving some later in the day. Clouds came over in the forenoon, continuing thro day. Weather quite cold. Latter part of evening fair.

After attending to the morning matters, attended to the breakfast call, & after that returned to the library and commenced a letter to D. G. Bush. Went out & put ups osme fence to keep cattle out & tended baby some. Luman came at night. Finished letter in the evening.

Wednesday, 12

Temp. Sunrise 16, noon 20, Sunset 15.

Morning cloudy and calm, wind appearing to be n.w. Day mostly cloudy storming some. Weather continuing cold and wintry. Evening partially fair.

Luman started for Barclay soon after breakfast. Finished copying letter and sent it to post office by Albert when he went to school. Wrote a Will for Benjamin Smiley in forenoon, read some and chopped some wood in the afternoon. At night Albert brot me letter from Mr. Atkins.

Thursday, 13

Temp. Sunrise 12, noon 14, sunset 13.

Morning cloudy, wind n.w. and calm, but more active later in the day. Weather continued cloudy and cold throughout the day, and evening is quite cloudy.

Arose early and attended to the first business of the morning as usual, before the call to breakfast. Spent the day at home doing nothing in particular, but a little something at several things of not much consequence. Read a little, wrote a little, tended baby some, and attended to my fire.

Friday, 14

Temp. Sunrise 17, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy, wind in the west and bowing moderately, shifting to the s.w. before night. Day continued cloudy & cold. Evening cloudy and more mild.

Attended to morning matters as usual and after breakfast made preparation and started off a visiting. Went up to Calvin Churchill’s first and remained there until some time after dinner and then departing came over here to Mr. Bunyan, & am staying over.

Saturday, 15

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset 35.

Morning cloudy with moderate wind from southwest and weather very much moderated. Day continued cloudy and grew more mild. Evening cloudy & windy. Remained with Mr. Bunyan until sometime after breakfast, then went over to John’s and staid until some time after dinner, then he came down the hill with me, stopping at the post office to get my papers & making a call at Roby’s shop, then came home and prepared some wood for Sunday.

Sunday, 16

Temp. Sunrise 32, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy and weather moderate, wind southwesterly and blowing gently. Day cloudy and mild, and evening cloudy and calm.

Got ready in the morning & went to meeting at Leroy. Stopped at Calvin’s & rode? with him. After meeting went home with Albert to dinner, & afterward went up to Harvey’s a little while returned to evening meeting, and after it came back here to Mahlon’s and am tarrying over the night.

Monday, 17

Temper. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy and weather mild. Wind southerly and calm. Day mostly cloudy, growing warmer and thawing. Evening cloudy and dark. fair.

Remained at Mahlon’s to breakfast and soon after started of down the creek, riding with a son of Jesse Robert. Called on Addison Brigham, remaining until after dinner, and then went down to Mrs. Allen’s and made a call. At 4 p.m. took the short cut up the mountain, arriving here at Theodore’s in Barclay, some time before dark.

Tuesday, 18

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset

Morning cloudy, and the wind southerly and calm. but was quite boisterous in the night. Forenoon rainy & afternoon very foggy & dark. Eve. same, & also very windy.

Remained at Theodore’s to breakfast and to dinner, not going out much, & spending most of the time reading. Dr. Pratt & Dr. Hillis met there to see Esther, who is sick. In the afternoon came over here to make a visit at Dr. Hillis’ and am tarrying with them over night.

Wednesday, 19

Temp. sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy and calm after a very windy night, the wind remaining south and the weather quite warm. Evening fair, brisk northwest wind & cooler.

Remained at Dr. Hillis’ a spell after breakfast & then returned to Theodore’s staying there to dinner & till late in the afternoon and then started for home, having a chance to ride with Charlie Clark. Found the road terribly muddy, & weather a little rainy. Met Luman on the way with cattle for Barclay. Found letter on the table from Daniel.

Thursday, 20

Temp. Sunrise 26, noon 30, sunset 24.

Windy night and cloudy morning. Wind n.w. and weather much colder. Forenoon cloudy, afternoon became fair, remaining cold. Evening calm and considerably fair.

Remained at home and about the house during the day. Chopped a little wood in the morning, and spent the remainder of the day in the house, and most of the time reading. Calvin Churchill called in the forenoon on some business and staid an hour or so. Towards night Albert brot me a letter from the post office a letter sent by Mrs. Geo. Harris.

Friday, 21

Temp. Sunrise 20, noon 28, sunset 22.

Morning fair and pleasant. Wind n.w. and moderate, remaining so thro the day. Day continued fair and very pleasant. Evening calm and fair.

Read some in the morning and in the course of the forenoon wrote a will for Calvin Churchill. Remained about the house during the afternoon, doing nothing in particular but spent most of the time reading and at night brought in a quantity of wood, chopped by the grangers, Harvey having a felon.

Saturday, 22

Temp. Sunrise 18, noon 24, sunset 24.

The morning was cloudy & cold & calm, wind n.w. Day continued cloudy, afternoon a little stormy, wind being easterly. Evening cloudy, snowing a little.

Spent the morning and the forenoon about the house reading some and writing some, and then went up to Calvin’s with the will. Took dinner with him and after the signing of the will came down to the Centre, got my mail, chatted some with Br. Shepard, made a call at Mr. Bruce’s, and then came home a little before night.

Sunday, 23

Temp. Sunrise 29, noon ___, sunset 40.

Morning very cloudy and quite calm, wind southerly. Day continued cloudy and wind got round into the northwest. Weather grew warmer. Evening cloudy and calm.

Attended meeting at the Centre as usual. Br. Shepard preached. Called in to see Mr. Bruce who continues quite poorly. Accepted Br. Levi’s invitation and with Br. Shepard took dinner there. Came home and finished a long letter I had been writing to Mr. Atkins, and copied it in the evening.

Monday, 24

Temp. Sunrise 26, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning quite cloudy, wind n.w. and in gentle motion. Day continued cloudy and also pretty cold, wind remaining about the same. Evening cloudy & dark.

Remained at home but a short time after breakfast, starting off then on one of my visiting tours, having previously sent my letter to the post office by Lincoln. Called to see how Abby was, and also how Mr. Bruce got along. Found them both quite poorly. Came on over the hills here to Benjamin’s, arriving before noon, & having spent the day here, am staying over.

Tuesday, 25

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy & moderately cold, with wind southerly & moving gently. Day continued cloudy wind in the west. Evening partially fair.

Remained with Benjamin and Lurenda a little while after breakfast and then having made an arrangement to have them meet me at Azor’s on Friday next, came on over the rough hubs here to Azor’s where I have remained through the day, spending much of the time reading and am tarrying over the night.

Wednesday, 26

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Windy night, morning cloudy and cold with wind n.w. & moderate. Forenoon cloudy & mild, afternoon mostly cloudy and more mild. Eve. par. fair.

Left Azor’s after breakfast and went over to the village, called at Samuel’s, remaining there to dinner, then went to Jewell’s & bot pair rubber overshoes, then left the village and came up here to Amanda’s, spending the remainder of the day reading newspapers and also staying here over night.

Thursday, 27

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Night windy, morning cloudy and wind from the south west, day cloudy & quite mild & muddy roads, and the evening cloudy & cooler, freezing some.

Staid with Amanda until after breakfast and then went over to Azor’s, but learning that he & Eliza had gone to West Burlington returned to Amanda’s and staid until after dinner, and then in the afternoon came down here to the village and stopping at Samuel’s am staying with him over night.

Friday, 28

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning quite rainy and dark, middle of day and afternoon with clouds a little broken, admitting a little sunshine, occasionally, & evening cloudy mostly.

Night very windy Remained at Samuel’s a little while after breakfast waiting for the rain to cease, but Azor calling with his carriage, rode over to his house with him. Waited there until sometime after dinner, expecting that Benjamin & Lurenda would be there, but they failing to be there, walked down & am staying with them.

Saturday, 29

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon 44, sunset 34.

Windy night, morning cloudy with brisk south wind & rainy. Forenoon cloudy & a little rain, afternoon partially fair & a little sunshine. Eve cloudy & wind west.

Left Benjamin’s for home a little before 10 o’clock, and arrived at the Centre a little before noon. Called a little while to see Mr. Bruce, & also at the post office, after which called to see Abby and took dinner there and then came home. Found on my table a letter from Rhoda, & also one from cousin Lydia Caywood besides some other mail matter.

Sunday, 30

Temp. Sunrise 10, noon ___, sunset 18.

The morning and the forenoon were mostly cloudy. Afternoon considerably fair and calm. Evening quite fair and pleasant and weather moderating again.

Spent the morning in my rooms & after breakfast read a spell & got ready for meeting. Went up to meeting with Albert, calling first at Mr. Bruce’s to see how he got along. Br. Levi Taylor conducted the exercises. Called at Isaac’s on our return from meeting a little while. Spent afternoon reading.

Monday, 31

Temp. Sunrise 14, noon 28, sunset 25.

Morning fair, wind s.w. & blowing a moderate breeze, but in the afternoon has been pretty brisk. The day continued fair and the evening is fair and calm.

Spent the morning in my rooms putting things in order and reading some. After breakfast returned to the library and spent the forenoon or most of it reading much of the time and writing some. Tended baby some in the afternoon, but spent the most of it reading and writing.

February

Tuesday, 1

Temp. Sunrise 22, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning partially cloudy with the wind s.w. and pretty brisk, growing brisker as the day advanced. Weather moderately cold. Evening quite stormy, sleet & snow.

Spent the forenoon about the house reading a part of the time. Finished, in the morning a letter to Mrs. Emeline Harris and the copy, and sent the letter to the p.o. by Albert when he went to school. In the afternoon got ready and came up here to John Bush’s and am staying over to go with him & Emily to Leroy tomorrow. Called at Mr. Bruce’s.

Wednesday, 2

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Night terribly windy & cold, morning the same & growing worse, and continuing so thro the day, the wind being n.w. The evening is no better. Day mostly cloudy.

Started with John and Emily and rode over to Leroy, stopping at Alfred Stone’s where we were invited to attend a party which met on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the marriage of Harriet’s father & mother. Had a pleasant time there but a tedious one to return. Rode back with John & Emily at night, and am staying over night with them again.

Thursday, 3

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning partially fair & considerably windy but much more moderate than yesterday. Day partially fair and the evening fair & considerably calm.

Remained with John to breakfast, & not long afterward started off for Valentine’s, going down across the field. Staid there until after dinner and then went over to see Sally & found her with plenty of company. Staid there till night, and then departing, came here to Burton’s and and am stopping with them for the night.

Friday, 4

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon 24, sunset 18.

The morning cloudy and wind westerly and blowing moderately. Forenoon became partially fair and such weather continued thro the day. Evening is quite fair.

Remained at Burton’s to breakfast and till most noon and then started for home. Called at Mr. Bruce’s and at Roby’s shop, then went into the post office and bot some stamps & then came home & spent the afternoon about the house. In the evening have written a letter to Senator Rockwell at Harrisburg, and copied and inclosed it.

Saturday, 5

Temp. Sunrise 2 below, noon 20, sunset 18.

Morning fair & calm, wind westerly. The day has been very fair and pleasant, and warm in the sunshine, and also continued quite calm. The evening is fair & some windy.

In the course of the morning commenced writing a long letter to Mrs. Sarah E. Andrus, and was engaged at it, at occasional intervals, through the day. Devoted a portion of the time to reading and to some other matters that demanded my attention, and in the evening have concluded the letter.

Sunday, 6

Temp. Sunrise 22, noon 38?, sunset 35.

Windy night, Morning partially fair but soon quite cloudy, wind s.w. & brisk. Day cloudy, & afternoon a little rainy with a lively wind & thawing fast. The evening cloudy, raining a little.

Commenced in the morning to copy my letter Sarah and finished it after meeting. Attended meeting with Albert. Br. Shepard preached to a pretty large audience. After meeting called with Isaac to see Mr. Bruce. He gets no better. Returned home and wrote an hour or two. At night took my letter up to the post office & attended the evening meeting & heard Br. S. again.

Monday, 7

Temp. Sunrise 35, noon 42, sunset 37.

Morning partially fair, wind n.w. and moving moderately. Afternoon has been mostly fair and wind quite moderate. The evening is

Spent my time at home today, and a considerable portion of it in the library reading. Chopped and brought into the closet some wood, and spent some time with the little boy, Azor; And besides all these things, have done a little writing in the course of the day and have written some this evening.

Tuesday, 8

Temp. Sunrise 24, noon 38, sunset 37.

Morning considerably cloudy, wind n. or n.e., The forenoon became partially fair, and the afternoon has been still more so. The evening is a little cloudy.

Went to work soon after breakfast at the writing table to finish a very long letter I had commenced before to send to A. M. Bailey. Wrote a considerable portion of the time & concluded in the afternoon. After this commenced to copy it and completed the copy at about eight in the evening.

Wednesday, 9

Temp. Sunrise 26, noon 40, sunset

Morning cloudy & mid. day rainy, the wind southerly and most of the time pretty lively. The afternoon too has been cloudy & windy. Evening

Albert carried my letter to the post office before the mail went out. Read a spell after breakfast and then went to work in the library at house cleaning, getting through with it early in the afternoon. Towards night Azor, & Eliza, & Elder Hallowell came & took supper with us & then I got ready & rode home with them.

Thursday, 10

Temp. Sunrise noon sunset

Morning cloudy and a little frozen with moderate wind from the s.w. Day mostly cloudy thawing considerably, and roads very muddy. Evening pretty fair and calm.

After breakfast Mr. Hallowell left Azor’s and went to his home in the village. Burton & Mary staid at Azor’s too, & towards noon we all went over to Amanda’s, & Azor & Burton walked with me down to the village, returning soon. After tea Burton & Mary started for home & I walked back here to Azor’s with him and Eliza, & am staying again.

Friday, 11

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon Sunset

Morning quite cloudy with a heavy southerly wind, which continued most of the time during the day. Rained some in morning & afternoon. Evening rainy.

Remained at Azor’s until after breakfast and through the morning until towards noon, and then starting off came on down here to Benjamin’s, travelling through the fields nearly all the way, in order to avoid the muddy roads. Found Benjamin quite unwell. Am staying over. Emma is here too.

Saturday, 12

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset 36?

Morning fair and calm the wind being n. w. The day has been remarkably fair, and mild, and calm, and pleasant. Evening the same.

Remained at Benjamin’s to breakfast and until afternoon, and then declining dinner started off across the hills and fields for home, the roads being very muddy. Stopped to see Mr. Bruce a little while, then went into the p.o. and got my papers, and then came on home, arriving a little before night.

Sunday, 13

Temp. Sunrise 23, noon 50, sundown 40,

Morning fair and calm, wind appearing to be westerly. Day continued fair and pleasant and calm and the afternoon quite mild. The evening is also fair.

Spent the morning in my rooms and at the proper time went up to meeting at the Centre which was conducted by Br. Levi Taylor, but Br. Palmer being present, he did the preaching. Called at Mr. Bruce’s after meeting & then came home. Towards night went up there again to see Helen, about going up to Barclay.

Monday, 14

Temp. Sunrise 46, noon 53, sunset 42.

Morning cloudy & a little rainy, continuing so through the day the wind being southerly and remaining moderate. The evening is cloudy and rainy.

Arose early in the morning and after breakfast sat down at the library table to write a letter to my cousin Lydia. Spent a considerable portion of the day writing the letter and some petitions to the Legislature for the passage of the poor house bill to be used at the election tomorrow. Copied letter in evening.

Tuesday, 15

Temp. Sunrise 32, noon ___, sunset 32.

Rained thro the night, and changing to snow continued until late in the day. Evening cloudy & stormy.

Took an early breakfast, and then took my letter and my petitions up to the Centre putting the one into the mail and the others into circulation for signers. Remained at the Centre until some time afternoon calling at Mr. Bruce’s & other places, and taking dinner at Isaac’s. Came home and chopped some wood, & prepared for the night.

Wednesday, 16

Temp. Sunrise 21, noon 32, sunset 24.

Morning cloudy with wind westerly & moderate. Day has been cloudy & cold. Brisk wind in afternoon and snowed a little. Evening remains cloudy.

Remained at home today, not going away further than the barn. Spent most of the forenoon reading, but commenced to write a letter to Mrs. Rhoda A. Cook. Spent an hour with Harry Bailey who called in the afternoon, & after that chopped some wood and brought it into the library have spent the evening writing.

Thursday, 17

Temp. Sunrise 20, noon 30, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy with moderate wind from the northwest. The day has been mostly cloudy with considerable wind & some flurries of snow towards night. Evening cloudy.

Finished letter to Rhoda in the morning & copied it in the forenoon. Afternoon had Harvey’s horse and buggy, carried letter to post office, got a letter from Edgar Bailey, called at Mr. Bruce’s, waited till Helen got ready and then started with her for Barclay, arriving at Theodore’s just at night and have commenced a visit here.

Friday, 18

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy and cool. Wind westerly and moderate. Day mostly cloudy with occasional flurries of snow. Weather moderate. Evening cloudy & calm.

Arose early – the first in the house – and Theodore soon after me. He kindled the fires and made ready for an early breakfast so that he could go to his work. Spent the forenoon about and near the house and shop, reading a part of the time. After dinner went out with Helen to show her the schute and the coal operations there. Luman came before night. Eve. came home with Dr. Hillis to stay.

Saturday, 19

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset 34.

Morning partially fair with southerly wind and calm. Day mostly fair, thawing considerably. Wind brisk in the afternoon. Evening quite fair and calm.

In the morning arose before any of the doctor’s family and returned to Theodore’s to breakfast where I spent the forenoon. After dinner Luman hitched up for me and I started with Helen for home. Took her up to her father’s, returning home a little before night, and finding on my table a letter from Mr. Atkins, and another from Delos Rockwell from Harrisburg.

Sunday, 20

Temp. Sunrise 21, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning quite fair and calm with wind n.w., continuing in that direction. Day quite fair, thawing considerably, and the evening fair and freezing.

Made preparation in the morning and attended meeting at the Centre, Br. Shepard preaching. Called in to see Mr. Bruce, and called a short time with Br. Shepard at Br. Levi Taylor’s and then came home. Allen Wooden and his family were here, staying till towards night. Went up to the Centre again and attended the evening meeting, Br. Shepard preaching again.

Monday, 21

Temp. Sunrise 10, noon 39, sunset 33.

Morning mostly fair & quite calm with w. wind. Forenoon partially cloudy and thawing some. Afternoon quite cloudy and thawing some. Afternoon quite cloudy, and brisk wind from south. Evening cloudy & windy.

Spent the morning and the forenoon about the house, reading a part of the time, and afternoon went up to the centre, called at the post office and got my mail, called at Mr. Bruce’s, and at 2 o’clock attended the funeral of a sister of Jack Horton at the meetinghouse, Br. Shepard officiating. After this came home and spent some time chopping some wood for library.

Tuesday, 22

Temp. Sunrise 25, noon 32, sunset 31.

Morning cloudy, with brisk wind from the northwest, but soon came off fair, continuing so until towards night & then became cloudy again. Evening cloudy & windy.

Spent the morning and the forenoon examining the Legislative Record to learn the action of the Senate on the Poor House Bill, and the amendments made thereto on the 17th inst., and inserting the same in the printed bill which I have. Afternoon, went up to the Centre, calling a spell at the store, after which spent some time at Mr. Bruce’s.

Wednesday, 23

Temp. Sunrise 3, noon 9, sunset 4.

Morning cloudy at first, but fair soon after with moderate wind from the n.w., increasing to a stiff breeze. The day passed off considerably windy and cloudy and cold.

Spent the morning in my rooms, reading most of the time. Towards noon went out & chopped some wood and brought it into the library. Remained at home during the day, but have not been engaged at any particular business any farther than to make fires for the purpose of trying to keep warm, and tending baby some. {Written vertically in spine margin} Received letter from Mrs. Harris.

Thursday, 24

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning mostly cloudy with the wind northwesterly and considerably cold. Day quite windy and uncomfortable, especially the afternoon. Evening about the same.

Spent the morning in my rooms as usual and remained about the house until late in the afternoon, spending the time at reading and writing, and chopping some wood for my fire in the library, and tending little Azor some. Benjamin and Lurenda called here in the afternoon & took dinner with us, having come from Barclay. Came home with them to stay.

Friday, 25

Temp. Sunrise noon sunset

Morning cloudy, mostly, with cold & uncomfortable wind from the n.w. Day became a little more pleasant and mild. Evening is cloudy and calm.

Am remaining here with Benjamin, visiting with him and his family, and his brother Joseph whom we found here yesterday, and who is remaining here to day. Have spent much of the time reading a book concerning Moody and Sankey, which Mr. J. Smiley is ??nding, or canvassing for. We are both remaining here over night again.

Saturday, 26

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy with a brisk wind from the west. Day mostly cloudy, but in the afternoon the wind was only moderate. Evening is quite cloudy.

Not long after breakfast started with Benjamin in his waggon for the village and arriving there went to the store and bought a pair of boots of Manville, paying him $4.50. Found Delavan there who rode home with his father. Went up to Amanda’s to dinner, and then over to Azor’s but they being absent, came back here to Benjamin’s.

Sunday, 27

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning was cloudy with the wind southerly and the ground covered with sleet. Stormed some in forenoon & afternoon rained. Evening rainy.

Remained at Benjamin’s through the day, or until towards night, visiting with him and his family, and Luman who came there with Willis, and then starting off with Luman who was on his way to the village here, rode with him and came here to Samuel’s where I am stopping for the night.

Monday, 28

Temp. Sunrise noon sunset

Cloudy morning, raining some and brisk wind from the south. Day continued cloudy raining some occasionally but not thawing much. Evening partially fair.

Remained at Samuel’s until sometime after breakfast, then went out and bought a pair of rubber overshoes of Manville and then went out on a search for Luman. After seeing him made one or two calls, and then went up to Amanda’s, whence, after stopping a little while, came over here to Azor’s where I am stopping for the night.

Tuesday, 29

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset 26.

Morning quite cloudy, rain having ceased. Wind northwesterly and weather colder. Thawed a little in the afternoon but froze again at night. Evening cloudy & calm.

Remained at Azor’s until towards noon, and then, according to previous arrangement, Luman called there for me and I rode home with him, he remaining here to dinner and then departed to Barclay. Found petitions for Poor House ???? on my table, not yet sent. Went up to Frank Taylor’s & agreed with him to saw some ash logs.

March

Wednesday, 1

Temp. Sunrise 21, noon 29, sunset 25.

Morning cloudy and calm with the wind n.w. Snow began to fall after sunrise & continued, moderately, through the day, or till towards night. Evening cloudy.

After attending to the matters of the morning, took these Poor House petitions in hand and having in the course of the day and evening, written and copied a letter to Senator Rockwell, enclosed them with it to his address at Harrisburg. Harvey, having Ezra Bailey to help, hauled for me to the saw mill, five White Ash logs.

Thursday, 2

Temp. Sunrise 15, noon 28, sunset 20.

Morning considerably cloudy with wind from n.w. Weather continued cloudy through the day, afternoon being a little snowy & somewhat windy. Latter part of evening quite clear.

Started out in the morning before breakfast and carried my package for Rockwell to the post office in order to have it go out in the morning mail, and also made a short call at Mr. Bruce’s. After this came home, and after breakfast devoted the remainder of the day and evening to mending stockings, having several to attend to.

Friday, 3

Temp. Sunrise 4, noon 2, sunset 17.

Morning very fair and quite cool with a gentle wind from the n.w. Weather continued fair and pleasant throughout the entire day, and the evening is also quite fair.

In the morning before breakfast attended to the ordinary affairs of mu rooms and after the breakfast, having spent a short time at other matters proceeded to my work and resumed my occupation of yesterday. Manville made a call of half an hour. Towards night, having finished the repair of my whole stock of stockings, went out & chopped some wood & brot it in.

Saturday, 4

Temp. Sunrise 4, noon 40, sunset 32.

Morning fair and pleasant, and also quite calm, the wind appearing to be n.w. The day continued fair and calm throughout with wind s.w. at night. Evening a little cloudy.

Spent the early morning in my rooms as usual, and the forenoon about the house engaged in reading and writing and putting things in order. In the afternoon went out and chopped a little more wood and brought it in, and then went up to the p.o. & got my papers & a letter from Senator Rockwell, & called to see Mr. Bruce.

Sunday, 5

Temp. Sunrise 16, noon ___, sunset 44.

Morning clear and calm with the wind westerly, which as the day advanced became quite brisk. Day continued fair, & the road is muddy again. Eve. cloudy.

Attended to my affairs in the morning and went with Albert up to the Centre to meeting. Br. Shepard preached. Called in to see Mr. Bruce. Remained at the bible exercises, Albert joining, coming home immediately after the close. He attended meeting with me again in the evening. Met Luman there.

Monday, 6

Temp. Sunrise 38, noon 56, sunset 54.

Morning considerably cloudy wind n.w. & quite calm, but became more lively in the latter part of the day. Afternoon fair and pleasant. Evening also fair.

Remained about the house during the morning and fore part of the day, putting things in order about my rooms, reading some and spending some time in taking care of the little boy, and after this went up tot he Centre to see Mr. Bruce, and also Esther who came down from Barclay with Luman yesterday. Came home & cut some wood.

Tuesday, 7

Temp. Sunrise 34, noon 60, sunset 58.

Morning fair and quite calm, wind appearing to be westerly, but in the latter part of the day was southerly. Afternoon cloudy & a little rainy. Evening cloudy & rainy.

Spent the day at home and about the house. Harvey brought Esther down here from the Centre and I divided the time between visiting with her and writing a long letter to Mr. Atkins. Chopped some wood towards night and brought it in and in the evening completed the letter. Harvey took Esther back towards night.

Wednesday, 8

Temp. Sunrise 38, noon 33, sunset

Morning snowy after a rainy night, with the wind n.w. and blowing moderately, being pretty brisk in the afternoon. Day continued cloudy, and evening is cloudy too.

Went to work at the writing table directly after leaving the breakfast table, and copied my letter to Mr. Atkins. Completed it in the afternoon, writing only at intervals, and then carried it up to the post office, Making a call at Mr. Bruce’s as usual, and finding about the same as he has been of late. Did a little at repairing clothes.

Thursday, 9

Temp. Sunrise 23, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning quite cloudy with wind remaining n.w. and moving gently. Forenoon became squally, afternoon considerably fair. Evening is partially cloudy & quite calm.

Went up to Isaac’s early and rode with Milton up to the depot and there took the train for Roaring Branch, there calling on Harriet staid with her to dinner, then she went with me to Helen’s where we visited until after tea, and then Harriet departed for her home & I for Ogdensburg, arriving here at Br. Wells’ in the evening and am staying over.

Friday, 10

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning fair and quite calm, the wind appearing to be westerly. Weather quite mild throughout the day and fair. Evening considerably fair.

Remained & took breakfast with Br. Wells & then after a little he went with me to see Br. Champney who is low with the dropsey. We remained with him until 3 in the afternoon & then departing, I came on down to Canton on foot and am now stopping at Mr. Stockwell’s. Attended the meeting this evening. Br. Shepard preached.

Saturday, 11

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning considerably cloudy, with gentle westerly wind and weather not very cold. Day has been mostly cloudy and quite muddy, and evening a little more fair.

Remained with Stockwell to breakfast and then attended the meeting at which Br. Shepard was again the preacher. Took dinner with Mat. Manley. Spent some time in Stockwell’s office, and took tea with him. In the evening he attended the Disciple’s meeting with me at which Br. S. was again the speaker. Stay at Stockwell’s.

Sunday, 12

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning mostly fair and quite calm, the wind being westerly and temperature moderate. Day has been fair until towards night. Evening is quite cloudy.

Remained at friend Stockwell’s to breakfast and until meeting time and then went to the meeting, which after a social exercise was again addressed by Br. Shepard. At the conclusion rode home with Laythan Andrews, and at night returned with him to the evening meeting at which Br. Hayden spoke. Came back to Stockwell’s to lodge.

Monday, 13

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning partially cloudy, wind northwesterly and weather somewhat colder. There have been some squalls in the course of the day. Evening cloudy and dark.

Remained with my Stockwell friends to breakfast, and then started off in a direction towards home. Came to Stephen’s and remained with them to dinner. Afternoon went out and called on Erastus and his wife remaining there to tea, returning in the evening to visit Leander & Eliza, whose guest I am for the night.

Tuesday, 14

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning partially fair, wind westerly and calm, and weather considerably cold. The day has partially fair but not very warm. Evening fair and calm.

Continued with Leander & his wife in the morning until after breakfast & then taking an easterly direction on the R.R. track, & afterward on the common road to Luman Bates’ where I called and visited until after tea and towards night and started off across the fields & came here to his father’s, & stay.

Wednesday, 15

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning considerably cloudy and weather moderately cold, the remaining westerly and moderate. The day has been of about the same character.

Spent the morning and the forenoon here with William and Vesta, dividing the time between visiting with them and reading in Mark Twain’s "Gilded Age," and in the afternoon went over to visit John and Augusta the remainder of the day. Spent the time there very agreeably till night, and then came back here to William’s to stay over.

Thursday, 16

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy, wind n.w., and the weather cold. Day has continued cloudy and somewhat squally, and without much wind. Evening a little rainy.

Remained with William and Vesta, until after noon, spending the time reading and visiting, and then starting homewards came on down here to Sally’s and finding her alone concluded to stay with her over night, so that I may do some visiting on the hill tomorrow on my way.

Friday, 17

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy with wind n.w. & not very cold. Day partially fair with squalls in the afternoon and weather some colder. Evening is quite fair, & somewhat windy.

Remained with Sally until towards noon and then started off over the hill. – Called at Adolphus’ but he being away came to Aaron’s & made a call. Lura is sick again. Went to Burton’s & spent the remainder of the afternoon, and just at night came over here to Philander’s where I am spending the night.

Saturday, 18

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon 15, sunset 4.

Morning quite cloudy and cold, with wind n.w. and brisk. Sun shone some in the middle of the day, but most of the day has been cloudy & squally. Evening same.

Remained with Philander until nearly noon and then set off homeward again. Called to see Mr. Bruce and found him no better, then went into the post office and got my mail and then came home where I have spent the remainder of the day. Found a letter from A.M. Bailey. Read some and cut some wood.

Sunday, 19

Temp. Sunrise 4, noon ___, sunset 7.

Morning fair, wind n.w. and calm but was quite boisterous in the night. Day quite fair and calm, thawing in the sunshine. Evening clear and cold.

Attended meeting at the Centre with Albert today, going in to see Mr. Bruce a few minutes before the meeting. Br. Shepard preached. Staid with Albert to the bible class, and after it we went to Isaac’s, where we remained until evening and attended meeting again & heard Br. S. deliver another discourse.

Monday, 20

Temp. Sunrise 9, noon 26, sunset 24.

Morning cloudy with wind n.w., which became quite brisk, bringing squalls before noon. Afternoon quite cloudy and snowy. Evening is having snowstorm from n.e.

Remained at home through the morning and through the day not going away from the house at all and have devoted the time to a great variety of employments, such as reading, and writing, and singing, and tending the baby, besides chopping and splitting and bringing in a quantity of wood.

Tuesday, 21

Temp. Sunrise 30, noon 36, sunset 24.

Morning quite cloudy, storm having subsided, and a gentle breeze of wind from the s.w. Forenoon became partially fair but after was cloudy. Evening cloudy.

Remained in and about the house until towards night, devoting the time to reading mostly, but wrote some and took care of the little boy a small part of the time. Kept house alone in the afternoon, Harvey and Lizzie with the children having gone up to Philander’s. Went up to the p.o. at night, calling at Levi’s & Bruce’s.

Wednesday, 22

Temp. Sunrise 20, noon 32, sunset 25.

Morning partially cloudy with a brisk breeze of wind from the n.w. Forenoon partially fair, and afternoon quite fair. The evening too is quite and pleasant.

Staid at home again today and remained about the house as usual, giving my attention to various matters such as reading, writing, mending clothes, tending baby & chopping wood. At night went up to the Centre, calling at Levi’s & Mr. Bruce’s, & also at the p.o. where I got a letter from Ellen Buell.

Thursday, 23

Temp. Sunrise 27, noon 38, sunset 29.

Morning partially cloudy with wind northwesterly, and thawed considerably in the course of the day, hurting the sleighing very much. Evening colder & very fair.

Spent the day about home, reading some but in the course of the day wrote a letter to Edgar Bailey at Bethlehem. Went up to the Centre towards night & learned that Lura, Calvin Churchill’s wife died this day. Called to see Mr. Bruce, and at the post office, & then returning home, cut some wood, & in the evening copied my letter to Edgar.

Friday, 24

Temp. Sunrise 7, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cold and very fair, growing warmer through the day. Afternoon became cloudy in the latter part, wind changing from n.w. to east, & evening snowy.

Started early in the morning for Troy, carrying letter to the post office, & while waiting to ride with Isaac heard that Lincoln Drake’s wife had died at Amanda’s, so I returned home & changed my clothes & rode to her house with Frank Kenyon where I staid till afternoon and then came over here to Azor’s where I am remaining over night. Luman here.

Saturday, 25

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy and rainy, with wind easterly and snow of several inches depth. Rained much of the day & thawed considerably. Evening cloudy and mild.

Remained at Azor’s until time to attend the funeral, then rode with Luman over to Amanda’s, and from thence in the funeral procession to Granville Centre where the services were conducted by Mr. Williams of Troy. Went down home with Luman & Azor & Eliza, and after tea rode back part way with Azor, & came here to Benjamin’s to stay over.

Sunday, 26

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy and mild, with wind westerly and thaw continuing. The day continued cloudy and grew colder towards the close. Evening cloudy and quite cool.

Arose in the morning in season to get ready for breakfast. Remained with Benjamin and Lurenda throught he day, and spent the time in conversation, and a considerable portion of it reading. Came here with the intention of staying over, and to go from here to Troy village tomorrow & to spend some time around there at court.

Monday, 27

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy and considerably frozen, with wind? northwesterly. Day continued cloudy more or less, & became very muddy. Evening mostly cloudy.

After breakfast started with Benjamin and rode up to Azor’s, took dinner there and then walked over to Amanda’s, and from thence down into the village. Court not being yet convened, went about the village some, and called a spell at the sheriff’s sale of Ed. Loomis’ goods. Came here to Samuel’s to tea, and am staying over.

Tuesday, 28

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning considerably cloudy with westerly wind & a little frozen. Day remained mostly cloudy and very muddy. Evening very rainy.

Took breakfast at Samuel’s and after it went out, and finding the court in session at the Opera House, attended there until noon. Went back to Samuel’s for dinner, and then returned to court, remaining till the adjournment at night. After this at the invitation of Delos Rockwell came home with him to tea, and am spending the night with him.

Wednesday, 29

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Night very rainy, Morning cloudy & a little frozen, wind westerly, & weather mild. Thawed considerably in course of day, remaining cloudy. Eve. partially fair.

After breakfast returned with Delos to his office, and thence into court where I spent the forenoon, and then went up to Amanda’s to dinner. In the afternoon returned to court and remained till night. Went to Samuel’s to tea, & then returned to court to hear the termination of a suit in the trial of which Fremont is engaged. Case submitted to the jury. Came back to Samuel’s.

Thursday, 30

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning considerably cloudy with wind s.w. & moderate, and weather mild. The day has been mostly cloudy and somewhat squally. Evening cloudy.

Remained at Samuel’s to breakfast after which went back to court remaining till the adjournment for dinner. Went back to Samuel’s to dinner and then attended the afternoon session of court. At night concluding that I had seen enough of the court, Started towards home, coming up here to Amanda’s to supper & to stay over.

Friday, 31

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy and frozen with the wind westerly and blowing moderately. The day has continued cloudy & has thawed considerably. Evening partially fair.

Took breakfast at Amanda’s, then went down to Samuel’s and got some things I had left there, then came back to Azor’s and remained there to dinner, and soon after this, departing homewards, came on down here Benjamin’s where I have spent the remainder of the day visiting and reading, and am staying over night.

April

Saturday, 1

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy & considerably frozen, with a brisk northwesterly wind which continued through the day. Afternoon has been mostly fair. Evening windy & quite fair.

After a good night’s rest arose with the family and remained with them to breakfast. Intending to depart for home about this time was persuaded to continue my visit until tomorrow morning by Benjamin who offered to take me over to meeting there. Spent the day in the house reading much of the time.

Sunday, 2

Temp Sunrise ___, noon 42, sunset 35.

Morning quite fair and frozen, with the wind northeasterly and quite gentle. Day continued fair, thawing considerably. Evening is considerably hazy.

After breakfast Benjamin had his team harnessed and Lurenda rode with me over to the Centre to meeting; Henry and Charley going on over to Barclay. Br. Shepard spoke. Came home after meeting, Lurenday stopping somewhere at the Centre. At night went up with Albert to attend the evening meeting & found it to be a wedding of Delmar Saxton to Phebe Bailey.

Monday, 3

Temp Sunrise 33, noon 39, sunset 36.

Rained some in the night, and morning cloudy and wet with southerly wind in gentle motion. The day has been quite rainy since 9 in the morning. Evening is quite cloudy.

Spent the morning and the forenoon with my books and newspapers and singing Sankey tunes and taking care of the little boy, and devoted a considerable portion of the afternoon towriting a letter to Mrs. Emeline Harris of Great Barrington, Mass. Finished the letter in the evening and copied it before retiring to bed.

Tuesday, 4

Temp. Sunrise 34, noon 38, sunset 36.

Rainy night and rainy morning wind southerly & calm. Forenoon rainy and afternoon cloudy. Wind n.w. towards night. Evening continues cloudy.

Sent Albert to the post office before breakfast in the morning, with letter for Mrs. Harris. Spent the day at home and in the house, giving my attention to various matters during the forenoon, but the principal employment in the afternoon has been at the writing rable, preparing a letter to Miss Ellen F. Buell which I finished and copied in the evening.

Wednesday, 5

Temp. Sunrise 34, noon 48, sunset 42.

Morning quite cloudy and calm, with the wind appearing to be westerly. It revived to a gentle breeze in the middle of the day. Afternoon cloudy and evening quite fair.

Spent the morning and the forenoon in the library reading part of the time, singing some and writing some. Sent Albert with letter to Ellen up to the post office before mail time in the morning. Commenced a letter to A. M. Bailey and spent a considerable portion of the afternoon writing. Finished the letter, and copied it in the evening.

Thursday, 6

Temp. Sunrise 30, noon 36, sunset 34.

Morning quite fair and calm, wind n.w. and soon reviving became a brisk breeze lasting till towards night. Day continued quite fair and the evening is also fair.

Sent my Bailey letter to the post office by Albert in season for the morning mail. Remained at home through the day, and indoors nearly all the time. Read some and sang some, and after putting my rooms in order, and my lamp and some other things belonging to the rooms, went to work at mending my stockings having several pairs on hand.

Friday, 7

Temp. Sunrise 35, noon 48, sunset 34.

Morning considerably cloudy at first but soon came off fair. Wind westerly and calm, but before noon became very brisk. Middle of day cloudy & a little rainy. Evening considerably cloudy.

Remained at home again throughout the day, giving attention to various matters. Read a spell in the morning and then went to work and finished up the job of mending stockings. Mr. Chattle made a call in the forenoon, and Mr. Gilman brot my mail from post office a part of which were letters from Valeria & Laura. Cut some wood at night. Eve. Mr. Gilman came in.

Saturday, 8

Temp. Sunrise 30, noon 39, sunset ___.

Morning quite fair, wind n.w. and in gentle motion, but it became quite brisk as the day advanced. Middle of day quite cloudy. Fair towards night & evening fair.

Spent the morning and the forenoon in and about the house putting things in order and devoting some time to reading. In the afternoon wrote a letter to little Annie, the daughter of my friend A. M. Bailey in the town of Middlefield, Conn., and at night chopped and brought in some wood. In the evening began to copy the letter.

Sunday, 9

Temp. Sunrise 29, noon ___, sunset 29.

Morning quite fair with moderate northern wind. Middle of the day a little cloudy but quite fair again before the close. The evening is very fair and bright.

In the morning finished copying Annie’s letter, and got ready for meeting. Went up to meeting with Albert carrying my letters & a package of papers directed to A. M. Bailey. Meeting conducted by Brs. L. Taylor & C. D. Ross. After meeting called with Isaac on Mr. Bruce, and then stopped with Isaac & took tea with him. Came home after this & found Luman here whp stays over.

Monday, 10

Temp. Sunrise 15, noon 40, sunset 38.

Morning fair and frosty with a gentle n.w. wind. The weather quite fair and calm thro the day except that it was somewhat hazy at night. The evening tho is fair.

Spent the morning, as usual, in attending to the affairs of my rooms, and also the forenoon about the house at various matters but devoting much of the time to reading. In the afternoon spent a portion of the time in the same way, but was out of doors more, and about the grounds more, and towards night chopped some wood and brot it in.

Tuesday, 11

Temp. Sunrise 23, noon 60, sunset 48.

Another fair frosty morning with wind appearing to be n.w. but remaining quite calm. Weather continued fair through the day, and also quite warm. The evening also is fair.

After attending to the early morning matters, and the breakfast, returned to the library engaged in writing a letter to Laura E. Case, Norman’s wife, which I had begun last evening. Spent much of the time during the day in writing a very long letter, & copied it in the evening. Received a letter from Lydia Caywood.

Wednesday, 12

Temp. Sunrise 32, noon 54, sunset 52.

Morning opened fair but became cloudy and towards noon began to be a little rainy. Wind southerly and very quiet. Afternoon cloudy, smoky, rainy, with thunder towards night. Evening continues cloudy.

Sent Laura’s letter to post office by Albert & Eliza in the morning when they went to school. Spent my time about the house putting things in order about my rooms and then concluding to write another letter, commenced, and finished in the course of the day, a long one to cousin Lydia Caywood in Michigan, and have copied it in the evening.

Thursday, 13

Temp. Sunrise 45, noon 60?, Sunset 58.

Morning a little cloudy, very goggy, & some smoky. Became more cloudy & in middle of the day a little rainy, wind appearing to be s.w. but very quiet. Afternoon cloudy and rainy. Evening too is cloudy and rainy.

Directly after breakfast went up to the Centre carrying letter to the post office for the morning mail and buying a broom at the store, & then making a call to see Mr. Bruce, came home & corded up my bedstead &c. Luman came & was here to dinner, going away before night. Spent the afternoon about the house & chopped a little at night. Albert brot from post office a letter from Rhoda Cook.

Friday, 14

Temp. Sunrise 54, noon 65, sunset 45.

Morning considerably cloudy with south wind very quiet. Rained a little before noon, and afternoon quite showery. Wind quite heavy towards sundown. Evening cloudy and quite calm.

Spent the morning about the house as usual and after breakfast went out and chopped some wood. Remained in and about the house engaged in reading and in writing much of the time until some time in the afternoon and then went down to the Corners to make some calls. Stopped a little while with Sally, but Julius at the shop.

Saturday, 15

Temp. Sunrise 40, noon ___, Sunset 47.

Morning cloudy at first but the clouds soon became broken. Wind n.w. & active, increasing to a stiff breeze. Shower in morning, balance of day partially fair. Eve. fair.

Finished a letter to Valeria in the morning & the copy that had been begun before, carried it to the post office, called to see Mr. Bruce, and then went up to see Burton and Mary, riding with Isaac up to Harrison Ross’. Found Burton sick a bed but left him feeling better towards night when I came away.

Sunday, 16

Temp. Sunrise 49, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning at first quite cloudy & after that considerably fair. Wind northwesterly & quite brisk. Afternoon & evening partially cloudy & weather colder. Evening partially fair.

Spent the early morning in my rooms as usual, and at the proper time went up to meeting, Albert going with me. Br. Shepard was in attendence and preached. At the close went over to see Mr. Bruce & staid half an hour or so, then went to Isaac’s & remained till night, taking tea there. Attended evening meeting & heard Br. Shepard again.

Monday, 17

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning partially fair & considerably frozen, with wind remaining westerly and calm. Middle of the day partially fair & more clouds in the afternoon. Evening partially fair.

Arose in good season in the morning & got ready to go away on a visiting tour of a few days. Departed immediately after breakfast & called to see Mr. Bruce at the Centre, there waiting at the post office for Isaac, rode with him & Br. Shepard up to Mark Ayres’ then took the Dunbar road and walked here to Benjamin’s where I have spent the day & am staying.

Tuesday, 18

Another frozen morning and only partially fair. The wind remained in the west or northwest & was pretty brisk in the middle of the day. The weather has been clear and cloudy and pretty cool, & evening about the same.

Did not leave the bed in the morning until nearly breakfast time. After breakfast sat down to visit with Benjamin and Lurenda whenever they had opportunity – they being engaged at house cleaning and renovating – and improving the other portions of the time with books and newspapers. Have spent the day here & concluded to stay over again.

Wednesday, 19

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning cloudy and frozen as usual, & with the wind remaining westerly & gentle. The weather through the day has been mostly cloudy & not very warm. Eve. partially fair.

Lay in bed until after the family had arisen and then arose and got ready for breakfast. Remained with Benjamin & Lurenda until about 10 o’clock and then departing took my course over the hills and across lots all the way to Azor’s, stopping there to dinner & to supper, & then at night came here to Amanda’s where I am stopping over night.

Thursday, 20

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning mostly fair and somewhat frozen, with moderate westerly wind. Forenoon partially fair, and afternoon cloudy with sprinle of rain. Evening fair.

Remained with Amanda to breakfast and soon afterward made a call on Lucella staying there an hour or two, and then departing came on towards home, making only a momentary call at Azor’s on the way. Came over the hills and through the fields to the Dunbar road, & then came here to Sally’s, where I have spent the afternoon & am staying over.

Friday, 21

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning fair and considerably frozen, the wind being n.w. & calm at first, but later in day quite boisterous. Forenoon fair, afternoon partially cloudy. Eve fair & calm.

Remained with Sally until towards noon and then leaving came down to Valentine’s where I stopped to dinner and remaining till 2 or 3 o’clock came on to the Centre where I called to see Mr. Bruce a short time, then went in to the post office and got the Gazette & a letter from Mr. Atkins, & then came home and chopped some wood for myself & for Lizzie.

Saturday, 22

Temp. Sunrise 23, noon 56, sunset 44.

Morning fair and frosty, wind northwest and calm at first, later in day changed to south & became very brisk. Afternoon cloudy, raining at night. Evening cloudy & rainy.

Spent the morning about the house, arranging things and reading some. In the course of the afternoon Burton came to get some asparagus & other garden plants, and after assisting him to get them, got ready and went down on the flat a fishing but not succeeding very well returned pretty soon. Tended Azor some and chopped some wood. Luman was here.

Sunday, 23

Temp. Sunrise 36, noon ___, sunset 45.

Rainy night and cloudy morning with wind back to n.w. Clouds became a little broken after sunrise but soon closed up again & day has been cloudy. Evening partially fair.

Spent the morning in my rooms as usual, and after breakfast got ready and with Albert went up to meeting, but being early we went in to Mr. Bruce’s & spent an hour. Attended the meeting which was carried on by Brs. L. Taylor & C. D. Ross. After the Bible class rose we came home. Ben. & Anna were here in the afternoon. Luman here.

Monday, 24

Temp. Sunrise 32, noon ___, sunset 44.

Morning cloudy with wind northeasterly and quite moderate. Forenoon was cloudy, and the afternoon has been rainy besides. Evening has been is cloudy & rainy.

Spent the morning in the usual way. Luman departed before noon, & I started for Troy with Harvey & Lizzie, he driving a span of horses he has just purchased. Went to Azor’s to dinner, then to the village & got my watch chain at Grant’s, then walked back to Azor’s and got supper, After which we started for home, arriving before dark.

Tuesday, 25

Temp. Sunrise 35, noon 49, sunset 38.

The night was rainy, the morning cloudy and wet and calm, the wind being westerly. The forenoon continued mostly cloudy, & afternoon rainy. Evening the same.

After breakfast returned to the library and read a spell & then went out & set out some black raspberries in the garden & did something at repairing the garden fence. Spent most of the afternoon in the library writing, having commenced a letter to Mrs. Amy Brigham. Went out into the lane towards night and chopped some pine roots for my night wood. Wrote some in the evening.

Wednesday, 26

Temp. Sunrise 35, noon 56, sunset 42.

Night rainy, morning cloudy but cleared off pretty soon and continued fair through the day. The wind has been northwesterly and very moderate. The evening fair and calm.

Spent the morning attending to the affairs of my rooms as usual, and after breakfast resumed my writing and in the course of the day completed a long letter to Mrs. Brigham, and copied it in the evening. Towards night went out and chopped a little wood for my own use. Late in the evening Luman came.

Thursday, 27

Temp. Sunrise 25, noon 64, sunset 50.

Morning fair and frosty, the wind remaining northwesterly and calm. Afternoon partially cloudy but remaining calm and at night more fair. Evening mostly fair.

After breakfast carried my letter up to the post office, and then went to see Mr. Bruce a little while. Came home and went to work at sticking up some white ash lumber that Harvey had hauled from the mill. Ingals was here to dinner. Spent some time in the library after dinner, and then went out to sticking boards.

Friday, 28

Temp. Sunrise 48, noon 57, sunset 57.

Latter part of night rainy and morning cloudy, wind being s.w. and quiet. The forenoon was mostly cloudy, rained a little in the afternoon and towards night fair. Evening quite fair.

Spent the morning as usual and after breakfast went to writing and completed my letter to Rhoda before noon. Eliza came down with Jenny to help me at house cleaning. We cleaned the library, took up the carpet, turned it, & put down again, &c. and towards night they returned home. Chopped some wood, put things in order in my rooms again, and in the evening copied the letter.

Saturday, 29

Temp. Sunrise 27, noon 57, sunset 50.

Morning fair and calm, and a little frosty, wind n.w. and quite moderate but became brisk in middle of the day. Day continued quite until towards night, then cloudy. Evening cloudy & rainy.

After attending to my morning business took my breakfast, after which went out and spent the greatest portion of the forenoon piling and sticking up the remainder of my white ash boards. Spent the afternoon about the house employed chiefly at matters about my rooms, and towards night at chopping and preparing a stock of wood for Sunday.

Sunday, 30

Temp. Sunrise 34, noon 35, sunset 30.

The night was rainy and morning partially cloudy, which before 9 o’clock came of quite fair. Wind was n.w. & moderate. Afternoon cloudy most of the time, & quite squally. Evening the same.

Spent the early morning in the ordinary manner, and at 9 o’clock went up to the Centre with Albert and Eliza to attend the Sunday school, calling to see Mr. Bruce. After the school attended the meeting at which Br. Shepard preached. Came home immediately after the close and did not go up to the meeting in the evening, the weather being bad. Spend evening writing to Mr. Atkins.

May

Monday, 1

Temp. Sunrise 27, noon 40, sunset 40.

Morning fair and frozen with a little snow and a little wind from the n.w. & pretty brisk in the middle of the day. Day has mostly fair, & evening fair and calm.

After the morning’s work and after breakfast went to writing and completed my long letter to Mr. Atkins, and then went out and chopped some wood and brought it into the closet. After this went to writing again and copied the letter in the course of the day. At night went out and chopped and brought in some more wood.

Tuesday, 2

Temp. Sunrise 32, noon 52, sunset 46.

Morning fair and calm with the wind appearing to be n.w. The day continued fair until sometime in the afternoon , then clouds began to gather and the evening is quite cloudy & a little rainy.

After the morning matters and the breakfast carried my atkins letter up to the post office, and bought 10 stamps. Called to see Mr. Bruce & then came home & stuck up some pine boards and fixed an ash bin, and chopped some wood and in the afternoon wrote a letter to Br. Wells, besides attending to various other matters about the house. Copied letter in eve.

Wednesday, 3

Temp. Sunrise 36, noon 58, sunset 40.

Rained a little in the night and morning quite cloudy & a little rainy. Wind calm and appearing to be westerly, but revived some after a little. Forenoon a little rainy, afternoon fair, & so is the evening.

Mended a pair of stockings in the morning after breakfast, and then went out to the lane and after preparing a place stuck up some white ash plank to have it season, and after this chopped and brought into my closet, some wood. Spent the remainder of the day in the house reading some and spending some time with the little boy.

Thursday, 4

Temp. Sunrise 38, noon 53, sunset 50.

Morning cloudy, with wind westerly & calm. The day has remained cloudy throughout and portions of it have been a little rainy, especially in the afternoon. Evening is cloudy too.

Have remained about the house through the day. After breakfast repaired a baby cart, and did some other tinkering, and then spent the remainder of the forenoon around the house trimming up an apple tree and cutting up another that had fallen into fire wood. and carring off the brush. Have been trying to rest some in the afternoon.

Friday, 5

Temp. Sunrise 45, noon 63, sunset 56.

Morning cloudy and cloudy weather continued throught eh day, the wind calm & appearing to be s.w. There have been several sprinklings of rain. Evening cloudy.

Prepared the ground and sowed some lettuce seed in the forenoon and made some other preparations for gardening. After dinner went up to the Centre and called at Mr. Bruce’s, called at post office and got my mail, & called at shoe shop & got a boot mended. Chopped a little wood after coming home. Luman called.

Saturday, 6

Temp. Sunrise 54, noon 78; sunset 67.

A little rain in the night, morning cloudy with wind s.w. & very quiet. Most of the day has been fair but was cloudy again towards night. Evening is quite cloudy.

After breakfast in the morning went into the garden and sowed some radishes and spent most of the forenoon there fixing up the north border and repairing the asparagus beds. Rested a spell after dinner and then went up to the Centre and made my usual call at Mr. Bruce’s, & at the p.o. to get my mail.

Sunday, 7

Temp. Sunrise 63, noon 90, sunset

Morning mostly fair with a pretty brisk wind from the west. Afternoon partially cloudy and somewhat showery with some thunder and much wind. Evening cloudy & warm.

Spent the morning in the usual way. After breakfast got ready for Meeting and Sunday School and at 9 o’clock went up with Albert to attend. Called to see Mr. Bruce a few moments in advance. The meeting was carried on by Br. Taylor & Mr. Larcom. After the close, started from the meeting house for Benjamin’s, & got a little wet in a shower before my arrival which caused me to take cold.

Monday, 8

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon 74, sunset ___.

Past night very warm. Morning mostly cloudy with wind in the s.w. Day partially fair and weather very warm, the evening remaining about the same.

Took medicine occasionally through the night but rested tolerably well notwithstanding, and in the morning was feeling considerably better. Took medicine occasionally during the fore part of the day, and continuing to improve left it off. When not in conversation, spent the time or most of it, reading the New York Witness, a very interesting paper they take here. Am staying over.

Tuesday, 9

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Rained in the latter part of the night and morning quite rainy. Wind southerly & calm. Sun came out before noon, but afternoon has been considerably rainy. Evening

Lay in bed until a pretty late hour, but arose in season to take breakfast with the family, my cold continuing to get better, and therefore discontinued the taking of any more medicine. Remained through the day with Benjamin and Lurenda and and am stopping with them again over night. Spent much of the time reading.

Wednesday, 10

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, Sunset 47.

Morning opened very fair, soon came on cloudy and before noon began to rain some. Afternoon has been cloudy and considerably rainy. Wind n.w. & quiet. Evening cloudy.

Arose and took breakfast with the family, and in the course of the forenoon started off for mone on the Dunbar road, coming across the fields to the head of the Ross creek where I fished a little while but with no success. Called at Philander’s , & then came on to Burton’s where I stopped and took dinner & also remained to supper with Mary, after which came home. Burton was here at work.

Thursday, 11

Temp. Sunrise 43, noon 60, sunset 30.

Morning partially fair with wind n.w. and gentle. Day tolerably fair, especially the afternoon. Evening fair at first but before bed time became very cloudy and dark.

Spent the early morning in my rooms. After breakfast read a spell and then went out and cut the asparagus for dinner, and then gathered a mess of greens. Burton came down to help Harvey & Mary came with him. Afternoon worked in the garden fixing up the asparagus beds until towards night, & then took care of Azor.

Friday, 12

Temp. Sunrise 44, noon 58, Sunset 38.

Latter part of night rainy & morning opened with a thunder shower. Gentle wind from n.w. Cloudy weather continued through the day or until most night and then clearing off, the evening is fair.

Spent the morning and the forenoon about the house spending much of the time reading and giving some attention to various other matters. Soon after noon went up to the post office and got a letter from sister Brigham who wrote from Cairo, Ill., called into Mr. Bruce’s a few minutes and then came home. Spent most of the remaining portion of the day in the house reading.

Saturday, 13

Temp. Sunrise 32, noon 55, sunset 48.

Morning a little frosty and quite fair and calm, the wind appearing to be n.w., but the forenoon and the principal portion of the day has been partially cloudy. Evening about the same.

Spent the morning and the forenoon in and about the house, devoting much of it to reading, and attending to several of my household matters. Afternoon chopped some wood, wrote a little, read a little, and towards night went into the garden and worked a spell, as well as looking to several matters that claimed my attention.

Sunday, 14

Temp. Sunrise 45, noon ___, sunset 45.

Morning very fair at first but soon afterward partially cloudy, and afternoon considerably cloudy. Wind very quiet through the day and appearing to be westerly. Evening fair and northern lights.

Got ready in the morning and at the proper time attended meeting, Br. Shepard being the preacher. Called a minute after meeting to see Mr. Bruce and then came home. Have improved all my leisure time at writing and have finished a letter to Mrs. Brigham that was begun before, & having completed the copy, carried the letter to the post office at night, and attended the evening meeting.

Monday, 15

Temp. Sunrise 44, noon ___, sunset 50.

Morning considerably cloudy and the day is mostly cloudy, towards night became a little rainy. The wind was westerly at first but in the afternoon appeared to be n. east. Evening cloudy & rainy.

Immediately after breakfast went up to the post office where I found Br. Shepard, & waiting there until half past eight rode with Isaac up as far as Valentine’s where I called to see him he being sick. Remained there to dinner and until towards night and rode down to the Centre with Cr. Sam. Shepard and then walked down home.

Tuesday, 16

Temp. Sunrise 46, noon 56, sunset 53.

Morning cloudy with a slight rain again commencing which continued through the forenoon, and the afternoon has remained cloudy and wet, the wind appeared to be s. east. Evening cloudy & dull.

After attending to the affairs of my rooms in the morning went to the breakfast table, & on leaving it returned to the library where I have spent most of the time during the day engaged in various ways and a small portion of the time in framing a Will for Valentine. Towards night went into the garden and cut a mess of asparagus, and then cut some wood.

Wednesday, 17

Temp. Sunrise 47, noon 60, sunset 50.

Temp. Sunrise Morning cloudy with a brisk south wind, and continued cloudy with a sprinkling of rain. The entire day has been cloudy & considerably windy. Evening remains cloudy.

Was up pretty early in the morning and after bathing and putting my rooms in order, sat down and read a spell before breakfast. Read a spell after leaving the breakfast table and then went into the garden and cut some asparagus & then chopped & brot in a quantity of wood. Spent the afternoon reading & taking care of Azor.

Thursday, 18

Temp. Sunrise 50, noon 71, sunset 67.

Morning quite cloudy with a sprinkling of rain which soon after culminated in a smart shower, & then clouds broke away & forenoon became partially fair with wind back to n.w. Afternoon & evening fair.

Luman here in the morning, having come some time in the night. He went away after breakfast, returning to dinner with Ritner Miles. Picked him a mess of greens to carry home. In the middle of the day chopped some wood but devoted most of my spare time to writing a letter to Br. Wells, which I finished in the course of the day and copied in the evening. Towards night went into the garden and gathered a mess of asparagus.

Friday, 19

Temp. Sunrise 52, noon 72, sunset 62.

Morning fair and pleasant, wind n.w. and quiet. The weather continued quite fair through the day, and has also been considerably warm, and with but little wind. Evening too is fair.

In the morning after breakfast carried my letter up to the post office and after making calls at Mr. Bruce’s and at Roby’s shop, came home and assumed the care of little Azor so that Lizzie could attend to her washing. Afternoon gathered another mess of asparagus & carried some of it up to Lydia. Spent some time reading.

Saturday, 20

Temp. Sunrise 40, noon 84, sunset 72.

Morning very bright and fair and heavy dew. Wind northerly but very quiet. Afternoon partially cloudy, and towards night a pretty brisk wind from the southwest. Evening is quite fair.

Spent the early morning in my rooms as usual, and after breakfast went into the garden to work at spreading some ashes, killing weeds and preparing it for being plowed. Had two or three spells of working in the garden in the afternoon and became very tired but did not complete my job. When resting in the house spent much of the time reading.

Sunday, 21

Temp. Sunrise 61, noon ___, sunset 65.

Morning fair with a heavy dew and quite calm, the wind appearing to be west or westerly. The forenoon was quite fair and warm?, Afternoon partially cloudy & thundershower. Evening foggy & fair.

Went out to the garden in the morning before breakfast and gathered a mess of asparagus. Got ready and went up to the Sunday school & meeting. Br. Levi Taylor was the speaker. After meeting rode up with Loren & with Oscar as far as Aaron’s calling there a hsort time to see Mary, then came down to Burton’s to dinner, & then after the shower came home, calling to see Lydia on the way.

Monday, 22

Temp. Sunrise 63, noon 68, sunset 46.

Morning considerably cloudy and calm with westerly wind. Day continued cloudy and the afternoon has been quite rainy with north wind. The evening is cloudy and cooler, with brisk wind.

Spent some time after breakfast in the library reading, & then went into the garden to dig up weeds. Sally & Harriet came & I left my work to visit with them. Gathered a mess of asparagus for dinner. They went away soon after dinner & but short time before it rained hard. Ingalls here to dinner. Gathered a mess of asparagus for him to carry home. Spent the remainder of the day in the house reading some.

Tuesday, 23

Temp. Sunrise 34, noon 46, sunset 42.

Morning quite cloudy and weather much cooler, there being a brisk wind from the north. Cleared off in the course of the forenoon. Afternoon pretty fair & more calm. Evening fair & calm.

Remained in my rooms until the breakfast call, and soon after breakfast went into the garden to work. Cleared of all the old sage roots, finished digging up the weeds, & set out some strawberry plants. After dinner gathered a mess of asparagus & then got ready & went up to the Centre & attended Wm. Spalding’s funeral. Br. Shepard preached. Called to see Mr. Bruce & came home.

Wednesday, 24

Temp. Sunrise 29, noon 66, sunset ___.

Morning fair and calm and with a pretty hard frost, the wind being n.w. The weather continued fair throughout the day and was also pretty cool. The evening too is fair and calm.

Spent the early morning in the usual manner and after breakfast went into the garden to work and continued until about 11 o’clock and Stephen Landon called. He staid till some time after noon then went with him up to the Center & hearing there John Griffin was dead, came home & got ready & rode with him to his house in Canton & stay over. Got a letter from Rhoda Cook at the post office.

Thursday, 25

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

The morning and the forenoon were quite fair & calm. Cloudy gathered in the afternoon and towards night the sky was overcast. The wind appeared to be northerly. Evening considerably fair.

Took breakfast with Stephen in the morning and then went over to Erastus Putnam’s and visited with them until after dinner, and then, after they got ready, rode with them into the village, and then waiting in the street until the service at the Griffin residence was through, followed the procession to the cemetery. From thence came here to Late’s & stay.

Friday, 26

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset 62.

Morning fair and pleasant, with wind northwesterly and calm. Day has continued fair through out and the afternoon has been considerably warm. Evening is fair and calm.

Remained with Br. Andrews until an hour or so after breakfast, and then starting off down the creek, came to William Bates’, staid there to dinner, and then came on homeward calling at Sally’s and at Valentine’s and at the post office. Came home and found on my table a letter from Mrs. Brigham which arrived yesterday.

Saturday, 27

Temp. Sunrise 48, noon 82, sunset 71.

Morning quite fair and also quite calm, the w being west or westerly. Weather continued fair until nearly sunset and then became a little hazy.

After attending to the affairs of my rooms in the morning went out and worked in the garden until breakfast. After this cut a mess of asparagus for dinner and then went to worked again at preparing ground to plant some sweet corn, and worked a part of the afternoon at it. Remainder of the time has been spent in the house.

Sunday, 28

Temp. Sunrise 49, noon ___, sunset 73.

Morning fair and calm with the wind southerly. Forenoon continued fair, afternoon has been a little cloudy and the weather very warm, and brisk southern breeze. Evening cloudy.

Arose early in the morning and after the business of the morning finished writing a letter to Mrs. Brigham before the hour for meeting. Placed it in the post office box & then went in to the Sunday school, & attended the meeting after it at which Br. Shepard spoke. Called at Bruce’s, & at Levi’s to tea. Came home before night & did not attend evening meeting.

Monday, 29

Temp. Sunrise 54, noon 77, sunset 69.

Morning partially fair but came on soon to be quite cloudy with a few drops of rain and gentle breeze from the west. Thunder shower at 11. Afternoon partially fair. Evening somewhat cloudy.

Remained in my rooms till breakfast & after this some sweet corn in the garden & then gathered a mess of asparagus. Spent a portion of the afternoon in the library resting, and reading some, and writing some, and taking care of the little boy a part of the time. After this worked a spell in the garden, and cut some wood.

Tuesday, 30

Temp. Sunrise 46, noon 60, sunset 54.

Morning cloudy with a moderate northerly wind. Cleared off in the course of the forenoon and the afternoon has been fair. The weather considerably cooler. Evening fair.

After breakfast in the morning went to work in the garden and continued busy until noon. Amanda and Eliza came at noon and remained until towards night. The prepared a carpet for my bed room. Ingals was here also, and just as they went away Valentine came and staid an hour or more.

Wednesday, 31

Temp. Sunrise 48, noon 73, Sunset 62.

Morning fair and calm with the wind appearing to be southerly. The day has been fair throughout with a pretty brisk south wind part of the time. Evening fair & calm.

Remained about my rooms until breakfast, after which went up to the store & got a paper of carpet tacks calling at Lydia’s, & Roby’s shop. Came home & put down the carpet in my bed room & put it in order & picked a mess of asparagus for dinner. Worked a little in the arden & attended to several other matters.

June

Thursday, 1

Temp. Sunrise 48, noon 85, sunset 72.

Morning quite fair and calm, the wind appearing to be n.w. The weather has been very warm this afternoon, and the day has been quite fair. Evening is fair and calm and smoky.

Went to work in the morning immediately after breakfast and planted some potatoes in the garden, and after this prepared the ground for some winter squashes which I planted in the afternoon. Finished writing a letter to Rhoda Cook in the course of the day & copied it, and gathered two messes of asparagus in the afternoon, giving one to Pamela. Albert brot from post office a letter from Mrs. Caywood.

Friday, 2

Temp. Sunrise 57, noon 87, sunset 71.

Morning mostly fair and very calm. Forenoon became quite cloudy, wind southwesterly, & there was a few drops of rain. Afternoon mostly cloudy & there has been a little rain. Evening mostly fair.

In the morning after breakfast went to work in the garden and prepared the ground for the beets and parsnips, then helped Harvey some about clearing out the well. After this he dug out a spring back of the shop. Brought stones in the afternoon for him to stone it with. The remainder of the day was principally spent in the house, doing nothing in particular except to read a little.

Saturday, 3

Temp. Sunrise 58, noon 91, sunset 64. ____

Morning was mostly fair but soon after quite cloudy. Wind westerly and calm. Forenoon partially cloudy, afternoon showery with heavy thunder shower at night. Evening warm and cloudy.

Spent the early morning at my housework as usual. After breakfast picked the asparagus to send by Harvey & Lizzie up to Amanda, and then planted the beets and the parsnips. Afternoon went up to the Centre and bought Sam a piece of sheeting, 43 yards. Visited the cemetery. Spent an hour or so at Lydia’s & then came home, leaving Albert to see the training. Harvey & Lizzie got home at bed time.

Sunday, 4

Temp. Sunrise 64, noon ___, sunset 66. ____

Morning quite cloudy and calm, the wind appearing to be s.w. Cleared of before 6 o’clock but clouded over soon again. Thundershower in the afternoon. Evening cloudy.

Read a spell after breakfast and then got ready and went up to the Sunday school and the meeting. Audience small many having gone to the quarterly at Smithfield. Br. Taylor conducted the meeting. Stopped at Isaac’s to dinner, and after it came home before the shower. Harvey & Lizzie & children had gone up to Burton’s. Fixed the fence to keep out street cattle.

Monday, 5

Temp. Sunrise 43, noon 65, sunset 57.

Morning a little cloudy but came off fair soon after. Wind gentle and n.w. The day has been more or less cloudy throughout, & in afternoon a brisk southerly wind. Evening cloudy.

In the morning after breakfast planted the cucumbers in the garden, the prepared the ground and planted the summer squashes after having prepared the ground for some beans. After dinner went up to the post office and found a letter there from Amy, which I perused with much satisfaction. Came home and commenced my answer, and wrote until after midnight, but did not complete the copy.

Tuesday, 6

Temp. Sunrise 52, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning quite cloudy and calm, the wind appearing to be n.w. The forenoon remained mostly cloudy, but the afternoon has been considerably fair. The evening too is fair.

Finished the copy of my letter in the morning and after breakfast carried it up to the post office in season to go out in the mail. Came home & wrote a Will for Valentine, did a little work in the garden, & then got ready and started off to go to Troy. Came on up to Valentine’s and called a spell, left the Will with him &, he having other company, came over here, and am staying over night with Sally.

Wednesday, 7

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning fair with very heavy dew, and a little cool. Day became warm and has continued fair, with the wind appearing to be north, or northerly. Evening is fair and calm.

Staid with Sally until after breakfast and then came over to Benjamin’s, staid there to dinner & then came on up to Azor’s, & thence to Amanda’s, where Eliza was, then went down to the village & did a little trading, then went home with Manville to tea & returned to the store again, started to ride home with Adolphus but hearing that Luman was in town came back & found him, & am staying with Amanda.

Thursday, 8

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset 71. ____

Morning considerably cloudy and afternoon quite fair, with the south or southerly, and pretty brisk. Day quite warm, especially the latter part. Evening is also quite fair & calm.

Remained in the morning with Amanda until after breakfast, and then went down to the Adams house to find Luman, and having done so, started to ride with him down home by the way of Alba, and he stopping there, to get his waggon mended I went over to Br. Wilson’s and remained with him to dinner. After this we came on down to my home, and he staid with us over night.

Friday, 9

Temp. Sunrise 56, noon 88, sunset 72. ____

Morning very fair and very calm. [Thunder came]? in middle of day with with very heavy wind from the south and a little rain. Clouds and thunder in the afternoon. Evening partially cloudy.

Luman went away after breakfast. Went to work in the garden in the morning, and hoed out the grass and weeds from one of the asparagus beds and after that gathered a mess of asparagus for dinner. In the afternoon went up to the Centre calling at Levi’s on the way. Bought some Postage stamps at the post office and made a call at Roby’s shop. After this came home and did some work in the garden .

Saturday, 10

Temp. Sunrise 61, noon 78, sunset 71. ____

Morning mostly fair and quite calm. Forenoon partially cloudy. Brisk wind from southwest in middle of the day. Afternoon mostly fair & very warm. Evening there a thunder shower.

Went to work in the garden in the morning and continued until towards noon, then came into the house and read some & rested. After dinner went with Albert up to the raising of Mr. Innes’ large barn, calling at Bruce’s & the store. Left the raising early & Albert came home & I went up to Philander’s & had a visit with Mary, he having gone to Troy. Came home.

Sunday, 11

Temp. Sunrise 56, noon 85, sunset 75.

Morning mostly fair with considerable fog in the vally. Forenoon partially cloudy and afternoon quite fair. Day very warm and calm throughout, with wind appearing to be east. Evening fair & warm.

Morning spent as usual, and after breakfast got ready and went up to the Sunday school Albert having preceeded me. Attended the meeting at which Br. Shepard preached and afte it called a few minutes to see Mr. Bruce & then came home & found Albert crying, the folks having all gone away. He went with me back to Isaac’s where we got our dinner, & from thence attended the evening meeting.

Monday, 12

Temp. Sunrise 61, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning a little cloudy and forenoon partially so. Early in the afternoon there was a pretty smart thunder shower, and after this clouds & showers in other places. Evening cloudy.

Went into the garden after breakfast and found the bugs destroying the squashes. Placed boxes over them. Gathered the asparagus, giving some to Abby & some to Lydia, and then went up to Burton’s, where I have spent the remainder of the day and am staying over night. Burton did not come home until night.

Tuesday, 13

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon 86, sunset 69. ____

Morning quite cloudy with the wind in the south. Afternoon partially fair with the wind pretty brisk, but quite calm again at night, and the weather cooler. Evening cloudy.

Took breakfast with Burton and immediately after it went with him down to where they were at work on the lower road, I going over to Valentine’s. Visited with Polly Ann until Isaac returned with the mail, and then rode down to the Centre with him. Came down home after calling at the post office. In the afternoon set out some tomato plants in the garden and gathered a mess of asparagus.

Wednesday, 14

Temp. Sunrise 67, noon 87, sunset 71. ____

Morning very cloudy with wind s.w. and was raining a little. Became partially fair before noon, and the afternoon has continued about the same. Evening too is partially fair.

After breakfast went to work at the bedstead in my room to change it from one with a cord to one with slats. Completed the change before night and made up my bed. Burton and Mary were here at work today. Mary took home 20 yards of my sheeting to make up for me. Am here alone tonight.

Thursday, 15

Temp. Sunrise 70, noon 92, sunset 74.

Morning mostly fair and quite calm, with wind appearing to be westerly. Forenoon fair with brisk s.w. wind and weather very warm. Afternoon and evening fair and warm.

After breakfast went in to the garden and worked a spell, and then cut a pan of asparagus. After this set out forty cabbage plants. At noon went up to the Centre calling a short time on Lydia, and at the post office where I found a letter from Mr. Atkins and also one from Mrs. Brigham. Employed the afternoon and evening in answering Mrs. B.

Friday, 16

Temp. Sunrise 62, noon 84, sunset 68.

Morning very fair and quite calm, the wind appearing to be westerly. Afternoon partially cloudy and with a pretty stiff south westerly wind. Evening mostly cloudy.

After breakfast in the morning carried my letter to Amy up to the post office made a call at Bruce’s, and at Roby’s shop, then came home and hoed in the garden until noon. In the afternoon worked a little while in the garden, and then came in and devoted much of the afternoon to reading.

Saturday, 17

Temp. Sunrise 68, noon 82, sunset 70.

Morning very cloudy with a moderate wind from the south and a sprinkling of rain. The entire day has been considerably cloudy & windy & afternoon a little rainy. Evening quite cloudy.

Spent the morning and the forenoon mostly about the house reading much of the time and writing some. Went into the garden and cut a mess of asparagus for dinner. Afternoon went intot the garden and planted the rutabaga seed, and helped Harvey tie up the rose bushes that had fallen by the wind, & remainder of the time spent in the house reading some and writing.

Sunday, 18

Temp. Sunrise 67, noon 64, sunset 68.

Consideralbe wind & some rain in the night. Morning cloudy & wet, with brisk south wind. A copious rain began soon after sunrise and continued thro the day. Evening mostly fair.

Did not attend meeting today on account of the rain, but after reading a spell seated myself at the writing table and completed a letter to Cousin Lydia and the copy after which, in the course of the day, wrote a long letter to Miss Ellen Buell and also copied it and made it ready for the mail. Spent much of the remainder of the day reading.

Monday, 19

Temp. Sunrise 52, noon 82, sunset 62. ____

Morning cloudy and heavy fog along the valley, which in a short time became general. No wind to speak of. Cleared off and day became fair continuing till night. Evening partially cloudy.

Immediately after breakfast carried my two letters up to the post office, then making a call at Mr. Bruce’s, after which came home and went to hoeing in the garden and spent the greatest portion of the day there. Besides this gathered a pan of asparagus and spent some time in the library reading.

Tuesday, 20

Temp. Sunrise 48, noon 76, sunset 64. ____

Morning quite fair and also calm. Wind revived after a little and blew quite briskly from the s.w. Day has been mostly fair with considerable wind until towards night. Evening cloudy.

After breakfast in the morning hoed a spell in the garden, then came in and read and rested a spell, after this wrote a little while ane then went out and gathered a pan of asparagus. Spent the afternoon in much the same way: a considerable portion of it in the garden, and the remainder of it in the library and at the writing table.

Wednesday, 21

Temp. Sunrise 56, noon 72, sunset 62. ____

Morning partially cloudy, with the wind remaining s.w. & quite moderate. Forenoon mostly fair and afternoon mostly cloudy with a sprinkling of rain. Evening is partially fair.

Finished a letter to Mr. Atkins in the morning & copied it and after this Mr. Hyatt, the fire Insurance Agent called who insured my property to the amount of $2,000, for four years. Luman called. Gathered some asparagus and gave it to him to carry home. Afternoon carried my letter up to the post office, & made calls at Bruce’s, & Roby’s shop, & Levi’s, then came home and chopped some wood.

Thursday, 22

Temp. Sunrise 54, noon 74, sunset 57. ____

Some clouds in the morning, wind n.w. and quite calm. Forenoon cloudy much of the time, but the afternoon has been more fair. The evening too is fair and calm.

After breakfast went into the garden and worked a spell. Sold my old papers to a tin pedlar & bought a coffee pot, then came into the house and read a spell, after which gathered a pan of asparagus. Afternoon went up tot he Centre, got a letter from Amy at the post office. Went up to Burton’s, but the being gone returned home & answered Amy’s letter.

Friday, 23

Temp. Sunrise 47, noon ___, sunset ___. ____

Morning fair and considerably calm, the wind appearing to be westerly. The entire day has continued fair and the weather also has been quite warm. Evening fair.

Immediately after breakfast carried my letter to Amy up to the post office and then rode with Isaac up to Harrison Ross’ walking from thence up to Burton’s. Remained there until towards night & then went over to Aaron’s, but they being over to Philander’s, went there & returned with and after stopping with Mary and Lura a spell came back here to Burton’s and am staying over.

Saturday, 24

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon 82, sunset 71. ____

Morning fair at first but cloudy soon after. Wind being n.w. The remainder of the day was clear and cloudy by turns, wit moderate wind but the evening is mostly fair.

Soon after breakfast left Burton’s and returned home and spent the time about the house and grounds attending to various matters and reading some. Called at the post office on the way home and got a letter from Clara Webb at Huron, N.Y. In the evening went to bed early and was called up some? after by Lurenda & Benjamin who came to stay over night.

Sunday, 25

Temp. Sunrise 64, noon ___, sunset ___. ____

Morning a little cloudy with brisk westerly wind, but forenoon became fair, and weather very warm. Afternoon partially cloudy, and two heavy thundershowers before night. Evening partially fair.

Finished a letter to Clara Webb & copied it in the morning before meeting time, & then rode up to meeting at the Centre with Benjamin & Lurenda & heard Br. Shepard, & after it we rode up to Burton’s to tea, gave letter to Burton to mail, & towards night we started for their home, escaping exposure to showers by driving first into Br. Streetor’s barn, and afterward into the barn of Mr. Morgan.

Monday, 26

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset ___.

Morning mostly fair and weather a little cooler with wind westerly and calm. Weather became quite warm. A little cloudy towards night but evening is mostly fair.

Started pretty soon after breakfast from Benjamin’s for the village of Troy. Went first to Azor’s, and then over to Amanda’s, and then down to Peck & Newbery’s where I bought some summer clothes. Called at Samuel’s, & then went back to Amanda’s, remaining there to tea, after which came back here to Azor’s, where I am tarrying over night.

Tuesday, 27

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon ___, sunset___.

Morning considerably cloudy and the wind southerly, with some sprinklings of rain in the course of the forenoon. The afternoon has been fair & there has been a brisk wind. Evening cloudy.

Remained with Azor and Eliza until after breakfast and then starting off came on towards home, but concluding to stop another night with Benjamin and Lurenda, turned off my route and came here to their house, where I have spent the time variously, visiting mostly, but reading some and writing some, and sleeping a little.

Wednesday, 28

Temp. Sunrise ___, noon 77, sunset 72. ____

Morning quite cloudy. Cleared off & clouded up again before noon. Smart shower at noon and another afternoon. Remainder of the day partially fair. Evening also partially fair.

Remained with Benjamin and Lurenda until after breakfast and then departing came over to the road near Marcus Ayres’, going from thence up to Mr. Castle’s? at the Summit, and rode back to the Centre with Isaac, calling a little while at Lydia’s and then came home. Did nothing in the afternoon in particular, but read some and gathered a mess of asparagus.

Thursday, 29

Temp. Sunrise 63, noon 88, sunset 70. ____

Morning quite cloudy and quite calm. The forenoon became partially fair and the afternoon has been mostly fair with a moderate westerly wind. The evening is considerably fair.

Went to work in the garden after breakfast at pullin weeds from the asparagus beds and hoeing the cabbage and summer squashes. Went up to Isaac’s in the middle of the day and got a bundle of goods which I left yesterday at the Summit. Luman called & let me have a note & check, & took my note for $110.00. Worked in the garden again till towards night.

Friday, 30

Temp. Sunrise 53, noon 84, sunset 66. ____

Morning mostly fair and quite calm, the wind appearing to be south westerly. The day passed over with clouds and sunshine, but with fair weather prevailing. Evening mostly fair.

Went to work in the garden a spell in the morning and after that came in and went to work at altering a pair of new summer pants by taking off the suspender buttons & setting them on in different positions. At noon went up to the post office and got the Troy paper and another letter from Amy. Came home and wrote a letter to her and copied it in the evening.
 

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