Journal, December 1841–December 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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6 May 1842 • Friday

Friday 6 Attended the officer drill in the morning. & visited who  was sick

7 May 1842 • Saturday

Saturday 7 Commanded the Legion through the day. the Legion one year  since consisted of two 6 companies. to day of 26 companies amounting to  about Two thousand Troops. The consolidatd Staff of the Legion partook  of an excellent dinner at the house of the commander in chief  between one & three. PM. The day was very fine. & passed away very  harmoniously. without drunkenness. noise or confusion.— There was a  great concourse of spectators. & many distinguis[h]ed Strangers who exp[r]essed  much satisfaction.— & the commander in chief. in a very appropriate  address. remarkd that his soul was never better satisfied than on  this occasion. aftre the Legion was dismissed. Rode in Co. with his &  others around the .

8 May 1842 • Sunday

Sunday 8 Meeting at the . Preached

9 May 1842 • Monday

Monday 9 With his family.

10 May 1842 • Tuesday

[illegible] Tuesday [illegible] 10 Transacted a variety of business at the . &c.

11 May 1842 • Wednesday

[illegible] Wednesday [illegible] 11 called with the to see a new secreta[r]y at s. dictated  various letters & business. called a few mome[n]ts with at s

12 May 1842 • Thursday

Thursday 12 Dictated a Letter to . concerning certain difficulties  or surmises which existed. & attended the meeting of the Female Relief  Socity. the house being filled to overflowing.— The meeting closed with heavy  thunder Storm.

13 May 1842 • Friday

Friday 13 Received answer from after. a variety of current business. having been  in his garden & with his family much of the day. walked in the evening to  the P[ost] office with the . & had a private interview with  with much apparent satisfaction to all parties. concerning certain evil reports put  in circulation by [illegible] about s family & others  after which the waited on him to his gate.

14 May 1842 • Saturday

Saturday 14. City council. Advocated strongly the necessity of some active  measures being taken to suppress. houses & acts of infamy in the  city; for the protection of the innocent & virtuous— & good of public morals.  shewing clearly that there were certain characters. in the place who were dis posed to corrupt the morals & chastity of our citizens & that houses of  infamy did exist.— upon which a city ordinance was passed to prohibit  such things & published in this days wasp.— <I> Also. spoke Largely for  the repeal of the Laws ordinances of the City Licen[s]ing. Merchents. Hawkers Tavern &  Ordinaries. desiring that this might be a free people. & enjoy equal  rights & Priviliges. & the ordinan[c]es were repealed.— Bro  arrived from .— after Council worked in his garden. & walked  out in the city & borrowed two Sovereign to make a payment  This day it was first hinted in that of  . had been shot.
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6 May 1842 • Friday

Friday 6 Attended the officer drill in the morning. & visited who was sick

7 May 1842 • Saturday

Saturday 7 Commanded the Legion through the day. the Legion one year since consisted of 6 companies. to day of 26 companies amounting to about Two thousand Troops. The consolidatd Staff of the Legion partook of an excellent dinner at the house of the commander in chief between one & three. PM. The day was very fine. & passed away very harmoniously. without drunkenness. noise or confusion.— There was a great concourse of spectators. & many distinguished Strangers who expressed much satisfaction.— & the commander in chief. in a very appropriate address. remarkd that his soul was never better satisfied than on this occasion. aftre the Legion was dismissed. Rode in Co. with his & others around the .

8 May 1842 • Sunday

Sunday 8 Meeting at the . Preached

9 May 1842 • Monday

Monday 9 With his family.

10 May 1842 • Tuesday

Tuesday 10 Transacted a variety of business at the . &c.

11 May 1842 • Wednesday

Wednesday 11 called with the to see a new secretary at s. dictated various letters & business. called a few moments with at s

12 May 1842 • Thursday

Thursday 12 Dictated a Letter to . concerning certain difficulties or surmises which existed. & attended the meeting of the Female Relief Socity. the house being filled to overflowing.— The meeting closed with heavy thunder Storm.

13 May 1842 • Friday

Friday 13 Received answer from after. a variety of current business. having been in his garden & with his family much of the day. walked in the evening to the Post office with the . & had a private interview with with much apparent satisfaction to all parties. concerning certain evil reports put in circulation by — about s family & others after which the waited on him to his gate.

14 May 1842 • Saturday

Saturday 14. City council. Advocated strongly the necessity of some active measures being taken to suppress. houses & acts of infamy in the city; for the protection of the innocent & virtuous— & good of public morals. shewing clearly that there were certain characters. in the place who were disposed to corrupt the morals & chastity of our citizens & that houses of infamy did exist.— upon which a city ordinance was passed to prohibit such things & published in this days wasp.— I Also. spoke Largely for the repeal of the ordinances of the City Licensing. Merchents. Hawkers Tavern & Ordinaries. desiring that this might be a free people. & enjoy equal rights & Priviliges. & the ordinances were repealed.— Bro arrived from .— after Council worked in his garden. & walked out in the city & borrowed two Sovereign to make a payment This day it was first hinted in that of . had been shot.
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