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Left Adolphus town the 27th of the 10th month, 1824 accompanied by Daniel Haight as far as Kingston. Stayed at Joseph Farrises that night, next morning we got into town about 9 o’ clock where we found Bernard Sewell my expected companion. He went to the wharf and agreed for my passage and his also on board the schooner Leander, Captain Perkins who was to set sail at 11 o’ clock the hour appointed came and we set sail accordingly the wind was west and very heavy we continued beating for Batteaux channel until nearly night. The wind was so heavy that we were forced to take shelter behind Garden Island where we came to an anchor, our number being 13 - 11 men and 2 women, our number being too numerous for our berths we had to take turns which made the night; seem very  along, the wind continued to blow exceedingly hard we were forced to keep continual watch for fear the cable would part. this night was a very disagreeable one for us and more so for the two women for they are placed in the fore -part of the boat and were very sea sick, also was one of our company sick though we did not pity him so much for he was a doctor and some did say "physician heal thyself", he took several doses of medicine but to no effect The night passed very slow and the long wished for day began to dawn we saw that on the north side of the water the Ground was white with snow. We also found the wind more northerly, we hoisted sail and made Batteau Channel in three stretches where we continued beating till about 2 o’clock when the captain said if we can’t lay our course this tack we will put back for Kingston. However we made a good tack and the Captain said he could lay his course by the points this day being
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very squally and the waves rolled very high and the vessel was tossed to and fro the passengers began to look pale and soon a number of them fell to vomiting but we had not to laugh for meanwhile a squall struck the vessel and took from us the jib sheet in consequence of that we had to drop our main sheet the wind blew so hard we feared that it would tear off our fore sheet. when the captain ordered the sailor to give more halyard he loosed the rope, when the wind took it from him and left our sheet with the wind it drew the halyard through the tackle and threw the Jaws of the boom off the mast. The captain seemed frightened for a minute but soon took courage again and ordered the sheet dropped which being done with considerable difficulty in about half an hour he hoisted Sail again. We sailed about 1 hour and the tiller broke which frightened some of them however that was soon fixt again, then soon arose another squall and we prepared for it and took a double reef however the squall went to the south of us so that we only got the skirts of it. The swells rolled and something in the form of hay stacks we judged upwards of 20 feet high. The night approached and made the same still more frightful. I began now to feel some what dizzy and was forced to Go down in the cabin to keep from vomiting. Three or four of the men were called to help manage the vessel and the lamp lit and the compas placed when I heard a great sound which Jarred the vessel and we were frightened for we thought by the noise of the boom shifting that the wind was shifting and was about to make us its sport. We heard the captain say "make haste or we will be upon the rocks." Soon after a breaker broke over her which went into the fore part of the boat where the women were. A loud voice
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from one of then; we heard saying Murder! Murder!" However the storm still continued with rain and hail and we heard the captain say "Make ready the anchor." However the wind abated and soon after the Captain came down and told us that we lay side of the wharf in Sackets Harbor. We almost leapt for joy, we went immediately up and found ourselved in the harbor and the Ground was covered with snow. We were ordered to leave our things on board, which we did and went up to the Chamberlin Inn and took supper and went to bed and rested pretty well. Next morning, 7th day 30th, this morning being pretty cold after a pretty cold night about 9 o’clock this morning we went down to the vessel accompanied by the custom house officer who examined our budgets one by one, he found nothing but what was duty free. We then returned to Chamberlins and tool. breakfast and I thought to have hired a wagon to Go to Utica but the man we ought was too dear, being his business called him there, so I concluded to take on foot to Rome in company with two Canadians from BelleVille
U. C. Barnard Jewel said he would go onboard stage. We took breakfast and I wrote a letter and gave it to Captain Perkins to put in the post Office which he agreed to do Soon after we tool: our packs and started towards Rome, the travelling very bad, about six miles from the harbor we found the snow thirteen inches deep. We travelled until we came to a small village called Adams Town where we stopped at the Russells Inn and took some refreshment about 13 miles from the harbor. Then went five miles and stayed all night and spent the night at the Steadmans. 1st day, this morning we went 5 miles before breakfast. This country
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is poorly settled. This morning I saw a wolf skin. They said they had caught the morning before in a fox trap, they said he had carried the trap before they overtook him 14 miles. We stopped at Truman Webb’s and tool: breakfast, from thence we started and going through the Nine Mile Woods, the weather being warm but cloudy, the mud was almost intolerable. We reached Gilman`s Inn and rested ourselves, it now began to rain, however it did not rain very fast, from this we went 4 miles to Dickenson’s where we took some refreshments then nine miles to Madocks where we reached soon after dark. This man did not keep a public house though he was preparing for it. There was a meeting appointed among the neighbours at Madock`s but on our coming they concluded to meet on the opposite side of the street. I took them to be Methodists, after we took supper we went to their meeting where we found them to be the neighbours both men and women who after telling their different experiences the meeting concluded with prayer. Then we returned back and after a good nights rest we arose and payed our bill and then the land lord treated us with wine. 2nd day, this morning was warm but the Ground was covered with snow which gradually disappeared We went 3 miles and took breakfast at Dorley’s Inn then after breakfast the walking being very muddy and my feet was sore which caused me to wish I was in Rome, however we went 8 miles to the village of Ansvill then 3 ½ to Frink’s Inn where this road as well as the rest of the road from the harbour was the worst that I ever saw. Then 7 miles to the village of Rome where we arrived at half past 4 p.m., stops at Hans Hotel. We had not been there long
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before the mail came in which left the harbour before us but, the travelling being, so bad his horses were verry much fatigued, from this we went to the canal about half mile distant from Rome. Then we got on board a lumber boat and went to Utica. I got there half past 10 p.m. and stayed at J. Wellse`s. This being about the time of their election the people were in a Great stir and the public houses were pretty well filled. 3rd day - this morning, was disagreeable with rain and snow. I left my two companions Minor Firmon and John Dontedy which were bound for Jonstown. I proceeded towards Bridgewater about 4 miles and came to a village called "Kew Harford" a pretty little place and the land looked Good. here was a fine stream with mills or factorys here I found the first turnpike Gate then 3 miles to Abner Bartlet’s where I took a Good breakfast; in conversation he told me he had a brother living in Kingston U.C.. he wished me to call when I came back if I came that way. Then on 11 miles to Bridgewater where I arrived at 4 o’clock 3rd day afternoon where I found them well. There was a young man, a school master who was sick there (His name was Birk). 4th day being, very muddy and cold I stayed in the house pretty much all day-.5th day - the weather continued cold and wet with some snow and I being somewhat complaining I thought proper to take some medicine which gave me ease so that 6th day I went to Bridgewater Monthly Meetingwith some young friend s from Baconfield  Preparative Meeting. There I saw Isaac Stevenson. The meeting was small for the day was a very rainy one. After meeting I returned as I came. The meeting is about 4 miles from T. Dorland’s. 7th day the going still very bad. I being unwell I stayed in the house pretty much
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all day, this night I was quite sick. 1st day - this day was unpleasant this morning. I took some more medicine and passed the day which was a very long one, towards night the rain abated and it had the appearance of colder weather which was accordingly the night was cold and I rested pretty well. Next morning, 2nd day, the weather looked more favour able for the mud was frozen and I concluded to start on my journey toward the canal. Cousin Lindley D. took the Waggon and horse with his father’s permission. He carried me on my road 6 miles to Crowell’s Inn where we parted. I then went on food 4 miles to Coburn Dorlan’s where I found them well, stayed at C.D. until 4th day when I concluded to go to the Canal which was 7 miles distant. C.D. furnished me with a horse and sent a boy with me to show me the road and bring back the horse. I arrived at the canal about 1 o’clock. 1 mile from the village of Hercumer. Got on a lumber boat and went 2 miles below the little falls of the Mowhalk River. There as a Greatest curiosity I had seen, an aqueduct across the river, a feeder for the canal which is an elegant stone building with 3 or 4 arches and iron railing and the tremendous rocks through which they hewed for the canal and the number of locks. I went two miles below the little falls and then tool. the packet De Wit Clinton about 9 o’clock, soon after went to bed and slept comfortably. 5th day - morning - - Just daylight as they were passing, Schoharrie Creek, there was a curiosity that I had not time to recall, the horses that drew the packet boat as well as the coal were drawn across by some machinery on the- opposite side Of the creels. The three horses that drew the packet steps into a skow and all were drawn By the some
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machine, the water of this creek feeds the canal. When the sun made its appearance and the weather being pleasant we had a view of the town of Amsterdam. About 1 mile or more before we came to Schenectady sore of the passengers Jumpt on shore and intended to beat the boat in town, the water being deep and the canal wide the boat ran easier and the Captain like to see some sport ordered the driver to hurry on which soon compelled them to get on a bridge and spring on, the water here was said to be from 10 to 20 feet deep and 20 to 30 yards wide. We got in Schenectady about 10 o’clock a.m. when the stage stood ready to carry us to Albany. I was asked if I wanted a passage to Albany I answered yes he then took my portmanteau and bid me follow him which I did and came to a. stage which he directed me to Bet in which I did accordingly. The number of passengers was 5 - four men and 1 woman, we started for Albany about 11 o’clock the- road being verry bad and the land barren, the production of it was pitch pine and scrub oaken, the soil was yellow sand. We passed 1 or 2 turnpike gates we Got into the city before the sun set. I put up at the Steam Boat Hotel where I rested pretty well the night, next morning 6th day I tool: breakfast and then ran about the city afterwards I went to see the bason which was Preparing for the canal boats and viewed the sloop then went back and went to the Steam Boat wharf and bespoke a passage on board the Steam Boat Olive Branch New Line. There are two Steam Boats leaving Albany every morning the Old Line and the New Line and Bet in New York next morning. I then went to the steam boat and went on board when soon after the Fire Fly that took the pass- below the bar for the Old Line started soon after the Olive
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Branch started at 11 o’clock, We soon passed the Fire Fly and also Vaurancelor who waited on her motion. They do not stop to set the passengers on shore - they sent out their small boats by a rope being fastened to them which sends them to shore then they let off rope until they are ready when they haul the boat to them verry spedily, however the race took place between the Olive Branch and the Chancelor who was along ½ mile behind. I suppose they drove all steam. they could they did not Gain on us but we had on the way to put off a lot of empty barrels and there the Chancelor passed us and kept her ground. We landed at Poughkeepsie about 7 o’clock and put up at the Packet Hotel then I spent a pleasant night.
Next morning 7th day, this morning took breakfast at John Lockwood’s. I asked if he thought likely that I could by waiting until noon find a passage he said he had no doubt of that, so I concluded to stop until noon, they soon began to enquire after their father. I let them know that I saw him before Harvest. This was the last account they had from him, and they began to feel uneasy for they had not many letters and had received none. I took dinner there. Between 2 and 3 p.m. then started on foot for Reuben Haight`s the distance of 16 miles. I preceded 7 miles and came to Pleasant Valley where I inquired the distance they told me it was 8 miles, then I preceded by the means of my walking so fast my feet became sore and I stops and sat down and rested myself then I preceded until I came to Garrun Inn, where I enquire the distance. I went until I came to some factorys where I met a man who told me it was two miles yet by this time it began to be dark and I travelled until I thought my two miles was up I came to Thomas Howard’s when I looked
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and thought this must be the place then I opened the Sate suddenly I thought I was not right then turned and went up to the Asia Lions. I went in and sat down and loosed my pack for it was tiresome, as I did -not know my relatives when I should see them I sat down and looked for to see that they were not the people that I was about to enquire for, and they earnestly looked at me, not a word passed for several minutes but when I was convinced that they were not my relatives I enquired for Reuben Haight`s They answered he lives next door then I left them and preceded when I found them at supper. I stood some time and looked through the window to see my friends which I had never seen and for whose sakes I left my native land. I stood for some minutes but the anxiety of my mind would not permit e to stand long for having been nearly three weeks from home among strangers in a strange land I now felt as though I had found a home. I then interupted them by rapping at the door when they bade me "come in", then I opened the door and went in where they sat looking to see their unexpected visitor who after looking, gazing for a moment, Walter exclaimed - I think this is our Cousin from Canada. I answered "yes, thou art right", then asking after their welfare I joined them and took supper After supper they enquired after the welfare of our Canadian friends and relatives When after a friendly chat we retired to bed. 1st day this morning we prepared for Meeting the hour came and we went to meeting where we saw the people comings from burying one of their neighbours who died very suddenly. The meeting sat, being very large, after sitting some time in silence Richard Mott began and preached a very good sermon the meeting broke up and I returned as
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I came with Uncle and Aunt in the wagon where I spent the afternoon. 2nd day - this being cloudy I went to the woods and cut two loads of wood, when it began to rain and rained all day. Third day of 16th of 11th month’ this was a rainy day. 4th day they had not gathered their corn yet for they had a large crop of it. I concluded to go and I concluded to help them and they -to help me visit when they got done. 5th day this being Nine Partners Monthly Meeting day I husked corn until Meeting time then went to Meeting where the faces of all of them were strange but two Ruben Hows and Daniel Hevelon them I knew but I did not speak to either of them, after Meeting we returned home and husked corn until night. 6th day - this day husked corn. 7th day - this day husked corn. 1st day - went to Meeting and after Meeting returned to R. Haight`s and after dinner I look a wall: on the top of the round hill in company with Titus Haight Walter Haight, Joseph Haight, John R. Haight, Daniel Haight. Elizabeth Haight, Phoebe Carpenter, Louis Tallman, Sarah Haight, Phoebe Haight. So after we reached the top. Phoebe Carpenter Gratified us with a song. Soon after we returned by way of Peter Lion’s and went in and stayed a few moments. Then we returned to R. Haight`s accompanied by Mary Lions, soon after they each returned to their respective dwellings. 2nd day this day husked corn. 3rd day husked corn this day, the girls went to a quilting party at Silas Haight`s then after we came in from the field we went to T. Haight`s we returned with the girl soon after, the night being darn we borrowed a lantern. I husked corn till noon then pitched stalls the afternoon. 5th day husked till Meeting time then went to meeting, then husked after after meeting. 6th day husked corn all day.
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1st day went to meeting and returned home after meeting, this evening W. Haight and myself took the horses and went to Obediah Thorn’s where after we had been there some time we went to Joseph Thorn’s accompanied by Obediah Thorn (Jr.) They seemed pleased to hear from Canada and desired that I would carry a letter when I returned to which I consented, then we went back from whence we came and spent the evening in agreeable chat with some cider and some apples, then we returned to R.H’s. the weather seemed cold and looked likely for snow. 2nd day weather being pleasant we husked corn this day. 3rd day - this day pitched stalks and stacked them, this day they finished husking corn they said they had Gathered upwards of 40 cart loads, 55 bush per load, they said they had sold better than 800 bush of apples and at 9 cts per bushel. We concluded to start for New York tomorrow if the weather proved fair. 4th day the weather being fair we started for Poughkeepsie in the waggon in company with R. Haight and Lois Tallman, we arrived in Poughkeepsie about 12 o’clock where we waited for the steam boat until 6 o’clock p.m. then we embarked on board the steam boat James Kent Old Line the night being dark and sometimes foggy we had not much chance to see the works of nature and of art that is the lofty mountains with which the river is over-hung and the villages that was on either side, the night Grew by times so foogy that they threw off the steam and waited for the fogg to blow off, then after that we started, the fog still continued, a man constantly to the lead to sound the bottom when presently we saw the steam boat Chancelor coming toward us on close quarters and had like to have ran foul of
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us so they rang the bell and the Captain halloowed bear away, so we cleared them, the night being so foggy they had lost their course and were making across the river. There was a man on board who was in the New Burg Schooner that sank a few days before and was telling the particulars. The schooner was returning from New York loaded with plaster which was loaded on deck with upwards of 30 passengers on board when coming through the high lands when a land breeze struck her and turned her on her side the plaster shuved to the lower side of the schooner when in less than three minutes she disappeared there was but few of them that were saved, When the plaster shifted he supposed that it fastened the cabin doors he said he could remember seeing them lay hold of the grates, over them and tryed to break them off he said that he was carried down under the water some distance by a Crooked iron that caught hold of his clothes. He struggled and broke loose he caste up and Got on a timber that was floating there came up a woman close by him and cried for God’s sake help me - he caught hold of her and held her until relief came, which was not long the number drowned was not yet ascertained he supposed’ there was about 30, it appears that the Captain was not on board that he gave the schooner in charge of another man.
We arrived at New York between 2 and 3 in the morning the distance being 80 miles, the same from Albany to Poughkeepsie. We went to Josiah’s Quimby’s Pearl Street No. 398 where they were not up but Walter rapping, so hard they soon rose up and let us in. Josiah’s wife was Walter’s cousin, we stayed and took breakfast and
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soon after we went to Samuel Woods Book Store, Samuel had gone out to attend a funeral then we went down to the wharf and back to Quimby’s and took dinner then we went to Joseph Lockwood’s and took tea, Rose street No. 36, after tea went back to Quimby’s and spent the night there. 6th day this day being rainy we did not go out untill nearly night then took a walk to Franklin Street to Samuel Runnel’s No. 86 for which street we looked for some time however  we found the place and I returned back to Quimby’s then went to Lockwood’s Store and stayed until tea time and then back to Quimby’s and spent the night. 7th day this morning being a rainy one and verry chilly till about 11 o’clock then it cleared away and Wm. Haight returned to Quimby’s we took dinner, after dinner we took a wall: along the East River and viewed the shipping, then  returned to T. Lock’s and spent the night. About 3 a.m. in the morning I was awakened by three succeeding blows of the watchman’s club on the stoop before L’s door followed by the cry of Fire! Fire! Fire! and soon after the bells rang through the city and soon after the engines went by and a Great cry of hura! hura’ soon the bells ceased and I went to sleep. Next morning 1st day the weather was cold but clear, we heard the fire was in a lumber yard and had burnt a ship that was on the stocks, this morning we prepared for meeting the hour came and we went to Rose Street Meeting, the meeting was large and after setting for some time in silence Samuel Adams began and was pretty lengthy, soon after a woman Friend began soon after the meeting broke up and we returned to Thomas Quimby’s and dined. After dinner we went to the upper meeting Hester Street
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accompanied by Azriah Quimby, the meeting sat which was not so large as that of Rose Street after sitting some time in silence Samuel Adams began to speak and was very lengthy. The meeting broke up and we returned to T. Quimby’s and spent the night there. 2nd day the weather being cold but pleasant we went down to Fulton Marked to book a passage to Westbury Long Island we found there a friend from Westbury, with him we agreed to carry us to Westbury we crossed to Brooklyn in a horse boat, there I saw a number of wind mills and a mill that was carried by the tide. We left Brooklyn about 1 o’clock and passed two small villages New Bedford and Jamaica, went through 4 turnpike gates, this part of the island is verry level and the best roads that I ever saw, we crossed 6 miles of sand plains where
there was neither shrub nor tree neither was it fenced there lays no doubt with me thousands of acres not cultivated this land will not produce any thing with manure altho they told me to keep it shut up 3 years it will produce what they call plain hay it is about 6 or 7 inches long, we arrived at David Willit’s (the friend that we rode with) Just at dusk where we spent the night. 3rd day this morning the weather was warm and cloudy we  took breakfast and started for Rachael Hick`s (distance from New York 25 miles)( W.  Haight`s cousin) where we arrived about 8 in the morning, William Hicks was prepared to go to New York this afternoon. Joseph Hicks harnessed his horses and we went to Silas Clbison where we were introduced as his cousins, we spent the afternoon and took tea then we went to Benjamin Clbison` s accompanied by his daughter Phoebe, where we spent the evening then after tea we left there and got back to Hicks about 10 o’clock p.m. 4th day this
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pleasant. This being Westbury Preparative Meeting we went with Joseph in the waggon to Powell’s not far to the East of the Meeting house to carry a young man that had been to work at R. Hicks, Here we saw a curiosity - a glass ship with glass instead of ropes and glass masts curiously worked. It being meeting time, the elderly and young women got in the waggon and I walled on foot, the young women wished me to carry two letters to U.C. to which I consorted ,we went in to meeting and sat down this meeting being small but I can say it was a comfortable one to me after the meeting had set some time in silence Abraham Hicks spoke on the necessity of "inner watchfulness" After the meeting there came a man and asked me if I knew a man by the name of Robt. Hubbs, I told him I was well acquainted with him, after asking of his welfare he desired to be remembered to him, the friend’s name was Peter Titus. After meeting we went to Robert Willets’s there spent the afternoon and evening and had a pleasant visit then we returned to R. Hicks and spent the night. 5th day this morning being fair but cold we prepared for going to the sea shore after breakast. Robert Willits (Jrn.) and William Hicks spend their horses and we started for the sea shore, the distance of 16 or 17 miles to the S.W., to a place called Far Rockaway, we passed 6 or 7 miles of sand plains, then soon after we came to a village called Hempsted this is a small village and the houses were scatering. We reached the shore abought 11 o’clock where we amused ourselves for about two hours in gathering shells and playing on the beach, we tool: a clamb shell and drank of the briny waves, after about 2 hours amusement on the beach we begin to talk of starting we found the sea very still the wind being off the shore, so after
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gathering some stone and shells for a Memorial we started for Jacob Hicks’ about 3 miles from the shore where we took dinner and abought 4 o’clock we left J. Hicks and returned to Wm. & Rachel Hick`s where we took tea, then we concluded to leave there and go home with Robert R. Willets then we took leave of them we went home with him and we spent a pleasant night. 6th day this day was cold but pleasant we left R. Willetse`s about 9 o’clock for N. York in Wm. Willet`s stage, this stage was a long waggon well covered and fixt for about 20 passengers. The team was three horses abreast, we arrived in N. York about 12 o’clock. Then went to Josiah Quimby’s and took dinner, after dinner we went to the Musiam the curiositys we see there I could not mention, after that I went into the City Hall and went into the Supreme Court the grandness of this building I cannot describe, and the part which surrounds it, and the fence that encloses it the bottom is marble stones with iron pickets and iron gates, that display great workmanship then went back to Josiah Quimby’s left there for the Steam Boats, there was a cry Fire! Fire! but I did not pay much attention. We soon met a corps carried in a waggon trimmed off with black trimming and pale horses followed by a multitude of footmen they for most of these had white straps over their shoulders trimmed  with Black. ribbons and bowes on their hats. We went on board the S.B. Chancelor Livingston half past 4, left the wart 5 o’clock, we landed at Poughkeepsie about 4 o’clock we went to John Lockwood’s and spent the rest of the night. 7th day - this morning I got a passage with T. Howard to Washington. We stops at Pleasant Valley Factory where we stayed about 2 hours then we went homeward we got
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home before dark we found that Aunt Mary had Gone to see her mother who had a stroke of palsey this night. Uncle Rueben went there and sat up there. 1st day - this morning Uncle Rueben came home and brought word that his mother-in-law was no better and it was a chance if she ever was. This day the weather was verry smokey, we went to meeting there was a considerable said by BanJamin Michel and Isaac Thorn, the meeting broke up and we returned home and spent the afternoon, this evening Uncle Rueben went and stayed all night with his mother-in-law at Silas Haight`s. 2nd day - this day being rainy I made an axe helve, this day Uncle Ruben brought word that his mother-in-law was better. This afternoon Uncle R. took his horses and waggon and carried me to Uncle Enoch Dorland’s where we found them well. This night Daniel Haight came there and spent the night. 3rd day this morning we went to Uncle Samuel Dorland’s in company with Enoch Dorland where we found him better than I expected, he was so as to walk out about the barn, his mental facilities were pretty Good, we left there and stops at Daniel Haight’s then we went to Hezekiah Collin’s. Hezekiah was not to home, and we found his wife verry feeble and she seemed much pleased to see me and enquired for her friends in Canada she expressed a Great desire to see them once more, then we left there and went to Silas Haight’s, and soon after there came Walter Lockwood and his wife - we stayed there all night. 4th day this being cold but the weather fair Aunt and Uncle and myself were home soon after we concluded to Go up to Isaac Thorn’s, we went accordingly where we found them well. We spent the evening there, then returned home -5th day - this morning the weather was cold we went to
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meeting, there was a friend there from Renslerville, John Mott was his name, after meeting we returned home. 6th day - this day we frilled Rueben Haight`s Hoggs the number 23 - the weight 6846 pounds. 7th day this day was verry disagreeable one and rainy -day this day went to meeting and after meeting I went with Cousin Daniel Haight to Silas Haight`s where we stayed all night. 2nd day - this morning we Got home before sunrise this day helped spread manure. this afternoon came Consider Merritt Haight from Stanford and his sister Rebecca they stayed until 3rd day morning when they started home. This day Walter and myself set off in the pleasure waggon for the Clove we got to Collin’s before dinner where we stayed until nearly night from thence we went to Daniel Haight`s and he went with us to Uncle Ricketson’s we got there about 7 o’clock and stayed with Jonathan Ricketson’s where I found them well - 4th day this morning the ground was white with snow, I went with Jonathan into Grandmother’s room where I found her well as usual. After some time spent with them I left for Thomas Doughty’s, we stops at Zacariah Dorland’s where I found them well, I stayed a few minutes and went on to Thomas Doughty’s where I found Platt Doughty, he did not know me but after looking at me some time he said he had no recollection of me, but when I told him he seemed Glad to see me and came to Thomas Doughty’s and spent the afternoon with us, they were well except his wife, Thomas Doughty expressed satisfaction with the visit of Daniel Haight and his wife the last time that they were there and hoped that he might be favoured to see them again, we spent the afternoon there, and then started for Gilbert Dorland’s where I reached about
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7 o’clock, stayed the night which was cold. 5th day this day being cold we left there and started for Daniel Haight`s we got there about 10 o’clock from thence we went to Stephen Moore’s and took dinner and from that home. 6th day - This day cut wood, this evening went with Wm. P. and Thos Haight to Peter Lyon’s where we spent the evening. 7th day this day we started for Platekill Town, Ulster County, Jonathan Haight and Stephen Haight in company with Walter Haight, Sarah Haight and Phoebe Haight distance from R. Haight’s 30 miles. The roughtness of this country I cannot describe, we arrived at T. Haight’s about 3 o’clock this day being called Christmas. 1st day being warm T H. J.H. Wm. H. and myself went to Pleasant Valley meeting. This meeting was a silent one and after meeting we went to Stephen Haight’s and took dinner, after dinner Wm. H. took a ride to his acquaintances. This evening we went to John Palmer’s (son of Obediah Palmer) T.H., P.H. and myself where we spent the evening. Then we returned to Jonathan Haight`s and left the Girls there. Then I went to Stephen Haight`s and soon after Walter Haight returned and spent the night there. 2nd day this day being warm like unto a summer day, we returned towards home and crossed as we came in the horse boat to Poughkeepsie before sunset, and from there to Silas Haight`s north of Pleasant Valley (2 miles) stayed there this night. 3rd day there was a meeting appointed at Pleasant Valley by Isaac Stevenson to which I attended. The meeting sat and after setting, some time in silence he arose saying "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted." He was pretty lengthy, then after meeting we went back to Silas Haight`s and took dinner and soon after we started for home
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where we arrived before dark. 4th day This afternoon Uncle R.H. and myself went to his Brother-in-laws Jonathan Haight`s (East from R. Haight’s 3 miles) and spent the evening there, then returned as we went (on foot). 5th day went to meeting and after setting a long time in silence Anna Thom kneeld and prayed, not long after Isaac Stevenson arose and spoke And was pretty lengthy. Then soon Hart  after the meeting broke up and I went to the Nine Partners Boarding School with S.H. P.H. and Wm. Haight, the superintendent Daniel Losing and Mary his wife, teachers, Enoch Haight and Mary Worth. We had not been there long when the dinner bell rang for dinner, but we found the alarm false. Then we went back up stairs, soon after the bell rang again and we went to dinner and D. Lossing enquired about John Dorland, he said that he was intimately acquainted with him and held him high in his estimation, A. Terril. After dinner W. Haight and myself went up into the boys school room, there was upwards of 40 Schollars, we stayed untill the school was out. Then I went with the boys to a pond for to see them skate. The pond was small and they were as thick as three in a bed. Then after a short time I returned to the school house where I found my company had left me but soon after Walter came in and soon after we went home and found company, Phillip Hoag’s young folks, Henry Hoag, Phoebe Hoag, John Hoag, which stayed the evening and after they went away, Joseph and John and myself went down on the pond to skate, the pond was larger than a barn floor but we had a pleasant time there then we returned and spent the night. 6th day - This day was like a summer day. 7th day this being the 1st month 1st 1825, 7th day - This day was warm and verry muddy! Daniel Haight came
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home this night. The weather was now disagreeable with rain and snow This night was verry windy with snow, it is feared that this storm has done Great damage on the river, one sloop was driven on shore near Yonkers’ another distasted and drivel on shore near Tarrytown, another capsized near the same place, we have not heard the particulars, 1st day this morning the snow flew and the wind blew violently. I judge that the snow fell 5 or 6 inches deep. This day we went to Meeting with a sled and the snow flew as it does in Canada some times. The Meeting was small after meeting we came home. This night W. Haight and myself went to Peter Lyons soon after there came Isaac G. Thorn, Obediah Thorn (Junr), Patience Thorn, Manerva and Julia Elison, the two latter are Cousins that live with Anna Thorn, here we spent a long evening. 2nd day the weather was cold, Walter and myself went hunting on the sound Hill. ;- Came hack without any kind of game This evening went down to Lyon’s Blacksmith shop to make a trap, we met with some bad luck so we did not finish it. 3rd day butchered 4 hogs and a beef. This night went and finished the trap. 4th day this day being pleasant we prepared for to Go to Stanford distance 9 miles, we started (that is) Sarah, Phoebe, Joseph and myself, we arrived there half past 1, at Aunt Sarah (Cf’s Widow) where we found them well as usual. This evening we went to Jacob and Leonard Haight`s where we found them well, also Mary and Phoebe were well, we took supper with them, we were accompanyed by Consider and Rebecca Haight, we spent the evening and returned to Aunt Sarah’s and passed the night. 5th day - This day being Stanford Meeting day we went to meeting, this meeting, as many others was silent, after
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meeting I was invited to go home with John F. Hull and Mary Hull,but our visit was to be at David Carman’s where we accordingly went and took dinner and spent the afternoon, this evening we went to Obediah Haight`s where we spent the evening (in sight of Bangall) then returned to Aunt Sarah Haight`s and stayed the night. 6th day being pleasant we started for R. Haight’s where we arrived about 1 o’clock this afternoon we went hunting on the round hill but we shot nothing. 7th day - This day being disagreeable I stayed in the house. 1st day being pleasant we went to meeting some in a waggon and some in a sled, after meeting we had the company of Enoch Haight and wife, Zebulon Haight and wife, Titus Haight, John Haight, Ana Haight and Sarah Haight, after dinner we wentdown to Lyon s pond and slid on the ice and I skated. After some time we returned to the house where we spent the evening eating apples walnuts, chestnuts and drinking some cider and after supper there was some singing, the clock struck 9 and the company went home except John Haight, who stayed with us. 2nd day - This day being pleasant I concluded to go to Oswego, Walter took the sled and horses and carried me to James Congden’s where we stayed the night. 3rd day - This morning being cold we went to Uncle Hezekiah Collin’s and then W. Haight went home. I found them in pretty good health. I stayed there this day and night. 4th day after breakfast I look leave of them, they wished their loves to be remembered to their friends then Hezekiah took his waggon and horses and took me to Rowton Ricketson’s where I found them well. This afternoon Uncle Shadrack took me up chamber and showed me his genealogy and his mapps he took a book and read French and then
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interpreted the French, This evening I went in Jonathan’s room and took supper then went to bed. 5th day - this day being warm (so has several days past), this being Maguaue Preparative Meeting I went with Jonathan, Aunt Molly, S.R., M.R., and J. Richetson to meeting, the meeting was small and silent, after meeting I took leave of them and went home with Tacavios Dorland, at meeting there was a woman who was the wife of A. Gardner, she talked with me some time. Said she was well acquainted with Mary Haight and wished her love given to M.H. then David Haleped in like manner, then took dinner with T.D. and wife after came a man named George Green who talked with me abought some land in U.C. This afternoon T. Dorland`s son Samuel took the waggon and horse and carried me to Uncle Thomas Doughty’s where I found them well except T. Doughty’s wife who is in a poor way.
This night I went to bed accompanied by T. Doughty who told me the situation of his wife and desired that I might acquant D. & M. Haight of her situation then I retired to bed and rested comfortably 6th day - This day being a verry rainy day I stayed with Thomas Doughty in the house. 7th day -This day was muddy and verry foggy This day T. Doughty and myself went to see Lanchy Doughty (T.D who we found enjoying pretty good health though her age was nearly 90. Shortly after we went to Cousin Zacariah Flaguland’s where we found them in good health. we took dinner there, after dinner we went to Phillip Flagular’s and stayed the space of half an hour then went to Jacob Doughty’s, did not stay long then went to Cornwall Doughty’s and from that home to T.D. Soon after there came T.D.’s daughter Meribeth Brill and her husband Daniel Brill who stayed the night, 1st day This day
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being wet T.D. took his horse and waggon and carried me to Enoch Dorland’s, we Got there before meeting time, we went to meeting and after meeting we went to Uncle E. Dorland’s and tool: dinner then T.D. left there for home and I went to Phillip Dorland’s and stayed the night, his wife was sick and had been sick for a number of years. 2nd day - this day being rainy and some what cool I went to E.D. and took dinner then after dinner E.D. took his horse and waggon and carried me to Cousin G. Dorland’s and took tea. Then after a short time we went 1 mile and stops at Enoch Dorland’s, E. Dorland’s son. Then we went home to E. Dorland’s and stayed the night, after supper I went down into the kitchen and stayed with George Congden son-in-law to E.D. 3rd day - this day went to Uncle Samuel Dorland’s and stayed there the day also the night. This day Uncle E.D. and wife went to select meeting at Oswego. 4th day this day I went with George Congden and his wife Dorcas Congden to Monthly Meeting which was large, after meeting I went to James Congden’s and took dinner then after dinner Jarves Congden went and showed me the road across towards Reuben Haight`s I went on foot to Uncle R.H., got their before 7 O’clock. 5th day - this day I went to Nine Partners Monthly Meeting, the meeting held late, after meeting we went to R. Haight`s 6th day - This day I went to Walter Ricketson’s (distance 3 miles) where I found them well, after dinner I started for home and went upon the lofty Rocks that lay to the S.E. of his place. After viewing the lofty rocks and many curiosities which they afforded, I went to John Thorn’s 2 miles distance. I found that he was not at home. I stayed the space of half
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an hour and then went to Ruben Haight’s. This week past being warm days and cool nights. 7th day - this day Cousin Walter Haight and myself went with a waggon to Stanford monthly meeting we got there just after the meeting set, the meeting was large,

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