Category Archives: Work

August 27, 1849 (Monday)

All hands are now back again all having had their vacation.  We can go to work with a full team.  Took a stroll this evening.

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August 9, 1849 (Thursday)

Back in Philadelphia again; left Norristown this forenoon. Raining this evening—suits my feelings at being obliged to leave such agreeable company, for the monotony and tediousness of a counting room.

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July 13, 1849 (Friday)

Warm enough now in all conscience, the thermometer being near a 100˚. To-day my salary was raised to five hundred dollars per annum. Did not go out this evening. Friday the thirteenth was lucky for Nathan.  He had discussed the … Continue reading

Posted in Weather and science, Work

July 7, 1849 (Saturday)

Pleasant day tho rather close. Had a conversation this afternoon with Mr. Reeves  in relation to an increase of salary, as the 6 months trial have passed, it resulted in nothing satisfactory, and will be held in consideration a few … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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June 8, 1849 (Friday)

A very pleasant day—just comfortably warm. Franklin Square looks really beautiful and there is some prospect of having music in it in the evening. We have a piano in the house now—an excellent one. Moved into our new Counting House … Continue reading

Posted in Boarding houses, Music, Work

April 9, 1849 (Monday)

Kept at the stone unusually late this evening.  However was off in time to call on Miss A.V.B—n of Norristown, in compliance with her mother’s request, and passed the evening very agreeably.  She stops with her uncle, Mr. Value, in … Continue reading

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