Obed Macy: Journal 6

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Journal 6, 17 December 1838–10 March 1855
Includes daily details of island life, as well Obed’s personal opinions on national and international events. Among events recorded are: telegraph, 1839, pages 3, 22; Temperance, pages 3, 59, 67; Asylum at Quaise, page 12; North Friends' Meeting House becomes Episcopalian Church, page 13; Silk Factory, page 15; Channel, 1840, page 22; Anti-Slavery, pages 31, 60; camel, pages 47, 63, 80, 86, 104; list of failures, page 107; debtors, page 110; sheep shearing, page 114.

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Journal 6 December 17, 1838 - March 10, 1855

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Paid Henry Clapp for this Book. 12m∙1838 ---- $1.25

Obed Macy #6.

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Page  2   Brig Halcion Castaway            3 Cold 5 ° below Zero. 1839              3 To establish a Telegraph            3 Memorialize the Legislation on Spirituous Liqour            3' Hard SSE Storm            4.5.6 Town House            7 Hurricane in Liverpool in England            8. Annual Meeting            9 Recevd [RECEIVED] a letter from Dan'el [DANIEL]         > 9 Fire            9. N Eastrn [Eastern] boundary       > 12. Towns. [TOWN'S] Committee report to build a new Assylum [ASYLUM] at Quaise       > 13 Circus, Steam Boat, Soldiers &c          14 – Henry C Wright ....       > 13 Episcopalian Church building...Jarred Coffin house       > 15 Silk Factory          19 Finished rebuilding the North T of Straight Wharf          20 .. 12m uncommonly stormy          21. Dreadful Gale of Wind          21 Sloop Fame Isaiah Folger got ashore at Holms Hole          22. Tellegraph [TELEGRAPH] Very useful 1840          22. Channel cut from the Wharf to Brant Point          24. Steam boat Lexington burnt          25. Zenas Coffins. [COFFIN'S] lighter on the Bar & in danger          25.. Small Pox and Kine Pox.          26. I was vaccinated          26. Vaccination through out the town , at the town E xpence          27  Annual Meetg [MEETING]. House at Quays [QUAISE] finished          27. Russian Empire  Census          28  Spring like weathe [WEATHER]           "    Three Ships arrived           "    Oil sold to be shipped to England          28.  Ship Phoenix arrived at the Wharf          29 {Violant [VIOLENT] Tempest. Abner Smalls. Vessel struck }               { with lightening & took fire, & much damaged }          30. Wm. Giffords. [WILLIAM GIFFORD'S] Vessel stranded on the Bar          31. Anti slavery Meeting, &c          31. Aron [AARON] Mitchell building a large store.          30. Isaiah Robbinson, both Thighs broken          30. Eunice Ross. High School &c          31. A refreshing shower of Rain           "    Population of Nantuket.          31  Small Pox contd. [CONTINUED] 34          32 Schr [SCHOONER] Hope & Susan bilged on the Bar           "   Number of Inhabitants on the State of New York

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34 - Small Pox

37 - Talk of Wm. H. Harrison for a new President. 37 Some of the Society of Friends not active in Politics from principle

39 83 Ships belonging here & only 3 in Port

41 State Election -

42 Remarkable Gale of Wind

44 Snow Storm

44 22d 12m/o Gilbert Coffin married

44 Harbour cover with ice

45 French Spoliation

46 Small Pox

46 Baptist Meeting House finished

47 Camels talked off [OF]

48 We got an air tight Stove

48 We got a Matrass [MATTRESS]

49 Ammiel Russell in Sloop Union lost at sea

49 Henry Coffin took down his house to build another

49 Death Wm H Harrison President of U- States

50 James H Barnard his Vessel

50 to 5 Memorable cold and Snow storm John Tyler takes his place as President -

51 Built Pots over the smokes on the North Chimney

52 Hard stormy weather - Cold

52 Albert C Macy & the two Marys went off visiting

53 Licence granted by the town to a Circus Company

53 Description of a jaw bone of a whale

54 Public friend here on a visit

" Our cistern is out of water

" Whale fishery in the U.S.

55 Edmd. [EDMUND] W Macy went whaling

56 I was quite unwell 4 weeks

" Thoms. [THOMAS] and Eunice & Mary Swift returned from Phila. [PHILADELPHIA] had their eyes operated on for squinting -

" A good supply of rain

" Judith Gilbert & Elnathan left to go visiting

57 Geo. [GEORGE] M Wood here on a religious visit " Reuben & Hannah and Nathaniel gone Q. [Quarterly] Meeting

57 Rode out to Peter's farm

58 Prince Gardner's wife broke her arm

" David and Phebe arrived home

" No. of New Ships in 1841

59 A fine rain after a sharp dought

" Benjamin Coffin son of Obed broke his leg

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59 │ Lectures on Intemperance 60 │ Lectures on Slavery   "  │ Went out to Peters farm,   "  │ Rain, Thunder, & Lightening   "  │ Seth Mitchell wash house struck with lightening   "  │ at Siasconsit [SIASCONSET]   "  │ John Hawkin [HAWKINS] here Lecturing of Intemperance 61 │ Steam Boat Erie Burnt   "  │ Laking is here delivering lectures &c on Intemperance   "  │ A great rain   "  │ A change of weather.   "  │ Much doing to promote Temperance 62 │ A Great Storm did much damage 63 │ Storm Contued [CONTINUED] 64 │ Eunce [EUNICE] Lawre's [LAWRENCE'S] Wood house burnt down 63 │ A great storm which did much damage   "  │ Camels building 65 │ Damage by the Storm at Cape Cod 66 │ Obserations [OBSERVATIONS] on the present State of England 67 │ Intemperance __ State of the weather __   "  │ Alarm of Fire, occasined [OCCASIONED] by the Moon setting   "  │ Negro dancing Hall burnt down   "  │ Fire in Coffin & Gardners Cooper Shop   "  │ Nathl [NATHANIEL] Barney upset with his Carriage, not much hurt 68 │ State of the weather   "  │ Number Ships belonging to this place   "  │ Remarkable dull market   "  │ Temperance cause floureaches [FLOURISHES] 69 │ Alarm of fire in the Cooper Shop of Coffin & Gardner   "  │ James W Dennison   "  │ A remarkable day of excitement   "  │ Chs [CHARLES] E Macy came here to live from Chs [CHARLES] Hussey 70 │ Alarm of fire. Lawrence & Coffin Store 71 │ James W Dennison put into Jail to await his trial   "  │ James W Dennison put into Jail   "  │ Sickly in the Town   "  │ A town meetg [MEETING] to see what to do with Quaise 72 │ List of alarms of fire 73 │ Mild Winter 74 │ Chs [CHARLES] Barnards [BARNARD'S] house struck with Lightening 75 │ Difficulties in the State of Rhode island 76 │ Great complaint with laborers for want of work 77 │ Large quanties of Shad are caught 78 │ A large School house building 78 │ The New Steam boat Massachusetts arrived

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