Category Archives: Holidays

December 25, 1849 (Tuesday)

Christmas—a Holliday, but a most bitter cold one, and windy: unpleasant to go out.  Had intended spending Christmas in Norristown, but gave up the idea.  Went out a little in the morning to purchase some presents.  Passed the afternoon at … Continue reading

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November 29, 1849 (Thursday)

Thanksgiving day.  Did not go to the store.  Purchased a coat and walked about the forenoon, and in the afternoon in company with Messrs.  Hubbard, Perry & Morgan, visited Barnum’s where the time passed quickly till evening.   Sprained my thumb … Continue reading

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July 4, 1849 (Wednesday)

The Fourth of July, glorious day!  Hailed with delight by every American.  Delightful day.  Spent the day with our old boarders, the Tilden’s at farmer Benson’s where they are at present, in Del. Co.  Reached the city by 10 o’clock. … Continue reading

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April 8, 1849 (Sunday)

Contrary to my anticipations, last evening, this is a delightful day.  Went to St. John’s both morning and evening, and assisted the choir in singing a couple of very appropriate anthems for the occasion.  Rev. E. N. Leightner [sic] preached … Continue reading

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February 22, 1849 (Thursday)

Snow has been falling, rather briskly, to-day, and continues falling, but don’t accumulate much. This day, Washington’s birth-day, has been celebrated with enthusiasm. In the musical Fund an oration was delivered by Wm. B. Reed Esq. and in the Chesnut … Continue reading

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February 15, 1849 (Thursday)

Received a valentine to-day—very nice—would like to know from where it came. Called on Miss E—n S—h, but she was not in.

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February 14, 1849 (Wednesday)

St. Valentine’s Day—don’t see as many valentines this year as last, have not received any myself—and don’t expect any—have not sent any. Called on Miss K.P.R—y this evening. For more information on Valentine’s Day traditions in America in the 1840s, … Continue reading

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January 1, 1849 (Monday)

Monday. New Year’s Day—a Holiday. Went on a Sleighing Party this evening, on rather a wholesale scale: some 20 of us in a large omnibus on runners, drawn by 4 horses. Think I had about the best partner in that … Continue reading

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