Journal, December 1841–December 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
Page 95
image
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 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 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.
Page 122 [p. 95]
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.
Page 122 [p. 95]
Page 95