Category Archives: Sleighing and skating

February 16, 1849 (Friday)

This is a bitter cold morning—but one colder morning this winter—thermometer 2°—the river Delaware filled up with ice; and excellent skating on the Schuylkill. So cold this evening, did not venture out. The Schuylkill River forms the western boundary of … Continue reading

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January 10, 1849 (Wednesday)

In the Counting House all day.  Passed the evening at home reading.  The weather is intensely cold, colder than it has been for some years; it is an unusually long cold spell, too. Delightful sleighing in the country. According to … 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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