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WCS Journal September 16 – September 22, 1888

WCS Journal September 16-17, 1888

WCS Journal September 16-17, 1888

September 16, 1888,  Sunday
Cloudy & rainy  All except Father went to church in the morning  Father was very busy at the mill putting the pulley in the draftt for the engine he did not have his breakfast until 1 o’clock  I drove down for Belle & Kittie after Sunday-School  and while waiting for them met Fannie Pearsons whom I took home in the carriage  Joe & wife came up in the evening  Joe has not been feeling well for the past few days –

September 17, 1888,  Monday
Drizzled all day  The man from Browns came to set the engine so Father took the dye-house gang and went over to the R.R. and brought over the big fly-wheel  it weighs 6500 lbs and it was an awful job to get it on & off the truck  it poured all the time –  McElwin told me at the bank-meeting today that he never expected that Belle & her friends would be alive when he saw the run away  Belle certainly did splendidly –  Father drove around to see Hicks about trading off the white horse (Dick)

WCS Journal September 18-19, 1888 a

WCS Journal September 18-19, 1888 a

September 18, 1888,  Tuesday
Rainy all day  Came down on the 7:20 train and am at the Murray Hill as usual  Belle was sick all last night  throwing up    must have taken cold  My lawyer met me on my arrival at the store today and gave me a certified copy of the record clerk showing my changing name has been recorded  I have pasted below the advertisement which appeared in Saturdays Law Court Journal of this city  [Newspaper Clipping
At a special term of the city court of New York, held at Chambers thereof, in the City Hall, in the City of New York, on the 14th day of September, 1888.
Present: Hon. Simon M. Ehrlich, Justice.—In the matter of the application of William Cobbett Skinner.
On reading and filing the petition of William Cobbett Skinner, of the City of New York, dated and verified the —day of September, 1888, praying to assume the name of William Skinner, in place of his present name, and on motion of Moses J. Stroock, counsel for said petitioner, and the Court being satisfied by the petitioner that there is no reasonable objection to the petitioner assuming the name proposed, it is hereby
Ordered, That said William Cobbett Skinner be, and he hereby is, authorized to assume the name of William Skinner from the 17th day day of October, 1888, upon his complying with the provision of Section 2,415 of the Code of Civil Procedure, viz.: That he cause a copy of this order to be published within ten days after this order is made in the New York Law Journal, a newspaper published in the City and County of New York, and that within twenty days after the making of this order he cause the papers upon which it is granted and the affidavit of the publication thereof, as above directed, to be filed and recorded in the office of the City Court of New York, and that after said requirements are compiled with the said petitioner must on and after said 17th day of October, 1888, be know by the name of William Skinner, which he is hereby authorized to assume, and by no other name.]

September 19, 1888,  Wednesday
Cloudy & very warm  disagreeable all day  The humidity of the atmosphere the past week or ten days has been awful  Rec’d word from Father that the foundation for the engine which Joe has had the entire supervision of is o.k. and when the engine was placed in position today every bolt went in the right place.  Father wrote Nell  &  two children were at Holyoke  S. A. Cohen & [Leirson] failed yesterday and owe us $187.00.  I will never settle with them unless for 100% as it is a “skin” game so I am informed  My rheumatism is a little better today –

WCS Journal September 20-21, 1888

WCS Journal September 20-21, 1888

September 20, 1888.  Thursday
Settled up at the Murray Hill and took my bag to the store as I have promised Nina to go over to Phila today and spend the night, she says I have not been there for two years   Went over with Charlie Clark on the 3:20 train found Nina & family o.k. Father writes “As regards changing your name, if you are suited I am” so I guess he does not care at all over any or the other 

September 21, 1888,  Friday
Beautiful day  Went with Nina down to Dr. Darby’s  5th & Walnut Sts and had one of my wisdom teeth extracted as it has been growing right into my cheek –  the Dr. extracted it without any difficulty, it did not hurt much  I did not take gas  Returned to N.Y. at 12:49 and am at the Murray Hill as usual  Met Mr. Frink & Charlie Webber here at the hotel  Father writes he is trying a new horse to take Dicks place I presume  he also wrote he & Mother are going to Roulett’s to dinner tonight –

WCS Journal September 22-23, 1888

WCS Journal September 22-23, 1888

September 22, 1888,  Saturday
Beautiful day  Went home at 4 o’clock went up with Mr. Frink  Took up my beige overcoat as Belle & I intend going to Montreal next Tuesday  Found Nellie with Eleanor & Florence at the house 

 

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