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

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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

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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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March 24, 1849 (Saturday)

Came to Norristown today as was anticipated, on business for the firm, and as might be expected bids fair to be an unfair day tomorrow.  Called on Miss M—y T—as and Miss A—s W—er in the evening.

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March 25, 1849 (Sunday)

A stormy, disagreeable rainy day.  Still in Norristown. Attended St. John’s E. church in the morning—was no church in the evening. Business unfinished, owing to Mulvany’s being out of town. St. John’s Episcopal Church, founded in 1812 is still a … Continue reading

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February 8, 1849 (Thursday)

Was unexpectedly obliged to go to Phoenixville this afternoon on business for the firm, which prevented me from spending the evening as anticipated.  Was obliged to pass through Norristown without stopping.  Intend going through Norristown tomorrow. Phoenixville is approximately 30 … Continue reading

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