January 30, 1849 (Tuesday)

Quite a snow storm this afternoon and evening, which made the walking miserable.  During the most violent of the storm, I had to tramp away out to Kensington  and back.  Was visited by friend W.T. K—n to-day, of Norristown, who brought my violin.  Passed the evening in the house.

Kensington is a neighborhood in northeastern Philadelphia; the intersection of modern day Tulip St and E. Sergeant St is the approximate center.  Kensington is very far from Nathan’s normal milieu. The reason for his travel to this neighborhood in such inclement weather has been lost to history.

Nathan was not exaggerating about the walking conditions…

Walking Conditions

from the Philadelphia Inquirer, January 30, 1849, page 2, col. 5.

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