June 23, 1849 (Saturday)

The thermometer today was 100°.

Went to Phoenixville this afternoon and returning stopped at Norristown intending to return to the city in the last train but missed it—watch was too slow.  Called on the Miss K—ns, McKays,  and saw several other young ladies this evening.

Nathan first mentions Phoenixville, which is about 30 miles from Philadelphia, on February 8.  On that day he went because of his work at Reeves, Buck & Co. Presumably he did the same on this day.  By 1860, a very wealthy David Reeves, one of the owners of the company, was living in Phoenixville.

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