Benjamin Hunt Diary – 1809

Jan. 2nd 1809. wrote a letter to Ashur Hunt in Bald Eagle Valley by Job Backer.

4th. Caleb Hannum died at Emmor Bradley’s in West Chester about Eleven O’Clock forenoon. Aged about 27 Years. I hear James Bain Died almost Suddenly last night.

Jan. 17th 1809: this day Charles Kenny (a roman Catholics imported from Ireland) appointed by Governor Snyder, fills the Register’s Office in place of John Smith a native American.

3rd. Job talks of leaving this house, takes his horse to Miller’s.

20th Feb., in Philad.: agreed with Atkinson Rose for his house in Hamilton Village for 300 Dollars per annum.

7th March. was at Joshua Hunt’s & Benj’n Coates’s Vendue.

9th. Was at Roger’s Vendue in Goshen Township. This day Thomas Worth of West Bradford, aged about 35 Years Married to Ann Buffingtan, daughter of Ephr. Buffington of West Chester, aged about 17 years.

March 10th. this night resigned my right in the. West Chester fire Company.

20th. This night Aaron Woodward’s Wife died.

22nd. Went to Philad. with Nathan.

23rd. from the recommendation of Capt Jas. Jefferis, Jos. Jefferis & Nathan Hunt gets a birth in the Ship Phoenix, Capt. Callendar, bound to Amelia Island. wrote a letter to Virginia.

24th. I returned home and the boys goes on board to bend Sails and get ready to sail.

26th. Sent some sea stores to meet the Ship at New Castle, which I since learn they recv’d.

27th: Ebenezer Speakman buried.

April 3rd. Put my Goods in three waggons and Started for Hamilton Village: arriv’d there in the evening

April 13th 1809. Snow all day.

19th. Philip Roads’s two Young men came at noon to board at $2.50 per week.

20th May 1809, Reev’d a letter from Nathan dated Charleatown May 9th.

23rd: Nathan came home from Amelia Island via Charlestown.

12th June. Nathan ships on board the Ganges, bound to London, Capt. Earl: Gets 24 Dollars per Mo.

13th. Goes on board & hawls off from the wharf

8th July, Reev’d Nathan’s Cape letter dated 25th June.

24th: James Smith came to Board with me at 3 Dollars per week.

25th: Son William goes to Mr. Rasch to try the silver smith trade.

4th Oct. 1809. Ann Taylor, Daughter of Titus Taylor, Married to William B. Atkinson.

20th Nov. 1809. Snow, the first this

22nd. Arm Atkinson comes to Hamilton Village.

25th Dec’r. Green Christmas, Cloudy with rain James. William & Lydia Scott went into Philad. in the evening Thomas Jones & Eli Hunt stop’d here.

28th: Eli Hunt, son of John, Came here from Virginia.

30th: left here for home: sent a letter to Francis: a snowy morning.

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