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WCS Journal June 17 – June 23

WCS Journal June 16-17, 1888

WCS Journal June 16-17, 1888

June 17, 1888,  Sunday
Very hot – All but Father went to church in the A.M.  In the evening Joe came up with his horse & buggy and took me to ride – I call his horse fine –  it is the fastest horse we have ever had excepting Minnie – Met Fannie Pearsons when I came out of church and walked home with her. Father has bought a strip of land 20 ft wide right across the square back of the barn –   for a conservatory –  he paid $1100 for it –  

June 18, 1888,  Monday
Very warm – Arose at 6:30 this A.M. –  intending to go to the mill but Father left word for me to go to ride – so I took out Dandy Dick and had a nice ride before break fast –  Went down to the mill and met John Merrick and Father has decided to commence at once to raise the old mill –  I do hope we shall have good luck with the weather.  Belle, Joe & I went out horseback riding tonight & Mother & Queen followed in a carriage and I guess all had a good time –  I am sure I did –  Joe & I had a race and it was a dead heat –  we went like the wind –  I think Tom Ward makes an excellent coachman.

WCS Journal June 18-19, 1888

WCS Journal June 18-19, 1888

June 19,1888,  Tuesday
Beautiful day –  Left home at 7:15 and arrived N.Y. at 12:15 train was half an hour late as 14 freight cars were off the track –  Went to Ryles about some Italian silk @ 4.00  60 days but they wished to sell to arrive –  Went to Tredwell Slate & Co’s and got my new suit which I like very much. Great improvement over the Underhill, Slate & Connell suit. Bought a new knife for #.35 cts –  Had watermellon [sic] tonight for the first time this year. Frank Richardson went to Holyoke today to try so sell some new silk.

WCS Journal June 20-21, 1888

WCS Journal June 20-21, 1888

June 20, 1888,  Wednesday
Awful hot – Bought two bales of Ex [Chemical] Italian of Wm Ryle @ 4.07 1/2  90 days.  Father made an offer when I was home for $15.000 of paper  large [charting] houses  @ 5-1/2 %  but he writes me today he did not get it –  Commercial paper is very low Claftins bills receivable selling @  4 % –  We have $100,000 cash in the books that we do not know what to do with –  93 (degrees) today in the shade.

June 21, 1888,  Thursday
Very hot –  Went to see Putney (the lawyer) on the [Lyen] –  Defunct case –  but we can do nothing at present –  Bought a saddle of the London Harness Agency –  574 Fifth Ave. also a bridle & patent stirrup for the lady’s saddle for which I gave as follows:
Saddle  (pig skin)       $48    
Bridle                         $15
Patent stirrup  7        $70
Business still continues good in all lines of our goods.   Sold Newell 5 gross  #1 Duplex Braid today  @ $20 –  he has used lots of this braid –  I just mention this price for comparison in future years – 91 (degrees) today in the shade.

June 22, 1888,  Friday
Awful hot & Sultry –  Nothing new –  Great excitement in Chicago where the Republicans are trying to nominate a candidate for Pres. & Vice President –  There are 8 or 10 candidates.  John Sherman now has the most votes but nearly every body thinks Blaine will eventually be the candidate although his name’has
not yet been presented –  

June 23, 1888,  Saturday
Dreadful hot –  Thermometer 97 (degrees) in shade –  Went home on 2 o’clock train via Westfield and reached home about 6:30 –  Father met me at the depot –  Did not go out riding tonight as it looked very much like rain and besides was very warm –  All well at home –  Father has bought 20 ft strip adjoining our place for $1100 and intends to put up a conservatory –  

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