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December 1875


1 December 1875 • Wednesday

Reached Washington this morning and put up at Willard’s

4 December 1875 • Saturday

Democratic caucus met and nominated Speaker and other officers. Delegates from Territories (Democratic) admitted, but not allowed to vote.

6 December 1875 • Monday

House met to-day. Macpherson, Clerk of last House, called the House to order, called the roll, declared a quorum present. M. C. Kerr elected Speaker. Members and Delegates sworn in. No objection made to me, though Baskin was present. If there was any intention to object, the discussion on Louisiana case would have prevented. (which see)

17 December 1875 • Friday

Accepted invitation to visit Centennial buildings at Philadelphia. A large train. Was assigned to Girard House and carried there in carriage through <street> illuminated by lights from mansions on route

18 December 1875 • Saturday

Visited buildings in carriage with Mr. Bradley of Mich and Col. Tayler, first Controller of Treasury. Mr. Harris of Phil. one of Com. had us in charge. The buildings are magnificent. Partook of splendid banquet in Horticultural Hall. Went to New York. Met <Bro> John W. Young, returned with him to Philadelphia.

19 December 1875 • Sunday

Spent day at Mr. Canfield’s John W’s brother in law. In evening took train to Washington.

20 December 1875 • Monday

House met. Committees announced by Speaker. House adjourned till Wednesday, Jan. 5/76.

21 December 1875 • Tuesday

Busy writing letters all day

22 December 1875 • Wednesday

Writing letters. Received a letter from Col. Thos A Scott, President of the Penn. Central R.R., enclosing passes for myself to Chicago and from that city to Washington by way of New York, excepting from Phildelphia to Baltimore. Bro. John W. Young had written to him asking them for me. I returned my acknowledgements to Mr. Scott for them.

23 December 1875 • Thursday

Expecting letters from home respecting my wife, Elizabeth’s starting for Washington. Received none from her, but a very good letter from the President. I telegraphed to know if she could start on Saturday morning and I would meet her at Omaha. My brother Angus replied that she and Mary Alice had started that morning in company with Bro. Staines and Bro. Brigham, Jr.

24 December 1875 • Friday

Wrote to Pres. Young and to my family. At 7.40 p.m.

started for Chicago. A very rainy day.

25 December 1875 • Saturday

Telegraphed to Bro. Staines from Pittsburg that I would meet them at Chicago. I did this for fear he should take some other route.

26 December 1875 • Sunday

Reached Chicago this morning. Stopped at the Clifton House. Went to McVicker’s Theatre and heard Prof. Swing who has had difficulty with the Presbyterians, of which Church he was a minister. He has set up an independent church. The day was wet but the place was crowded. I was disappointed somewhat in the address. There was very little light in all he said. Worldly wisdom, what folly much of it is. With such a guide, people would never find God. His language was good; but he has an affected style. Met Bro. Brigham Young, Jr., Bro. Staines, my wife Elizabeth and daughter Mary Alice at the Depot. They were well and we were very glad to meet. Went in evening to Gen. Chetlin’s house, and spent an agreeable time; Mrs. Chetlain was quite unwell. I had met him in the morning at the meeting and he pressed me to call upon them.

27 December 1875 • Monday

Walked around the city today.

Memoranda.

1874

Received

Paid

Decr

27.

From J. J.

1000

00

To paper (Herald)

2

00

″ Fruit

235

00

″ Carriage

00

00

1875

Jan. 4

By Tithing

178

30

″ ″

20

00

″ ″

14

50

To Nautical Almanac

2

00

22

By Cash (Stiles)

20

00

Feb. 3

To Cap’t Burritt <Sunday> Herald

35

00

″ visit to Gen. T. L. K.

13

00

″ table of W. H. H. paid

Gen Paine

18

00

″ dispatch from W. H. H.

6

00

″ cash loaned D. Savage

12

00

4

By tithing

41

70

″ ticket (Stiles)

12

50

28

″ tithing

12

50

Mar. 4

″ ″

41

70

Feb 28

″ Cash (stiles)

10

00

″ book for Cameron

1

25

″ Sundries

1

85

″ loan

165

00

Cash Account January.

Date.

Received.

Paid.

To my Cr. with Serjeant at

Arms for salary &mileage

For months of Nov. & Dec.

833

00

″ ″ ″ for mileage

950

00

4

To Middleton & Co. draft

To pay my share of life insu<rance>

200

90

To tithing

178

30

″ expenses bro’t from books for

1874

346

97

6

papers 1.18, postage 3.47, gloves 2.00, hackman1.00, Fenton’s 5.00 candy 30c, soap 35 c, medicine 20c, boots 20c, fare 10c

13

80

Hotel bill &c

35

75

Draft sent to G. C. Lambert

300

00

From J. W. Y

200

00

7

Rent of Rooms

75

00

15

Hotel Bill, &c

21

00

19

Cash for steel engraving

W. H. Barnes

100

00

27

″ ″ book

50

00

29

″ to loan Gen. Paine

300

00

Feb. 4

″ for self

35

00

6

″ ″ rent

75

00

Jan. 25

Hotel Bill

13

00

Feb. 1

″ ″

12

50

Loaned Hon. E. Crossland

20

00

4

Salary for January

417

00

From Jan 8

to Feb. 8

papers, 4.31; car fare 1.19; waiters 4.35; postage 8.11; charity 3.12; meals on journey 4.30; missing 52c; <(over)>

Carried Forward

1777

22

Cash Account – March.

Date.

Received.

Paid.

continued from previous page

matches 25c; bath 50c; fine art exhibition 50c; boxes for Chapman 6.66; studs 1.00;

dispatch 1.30; Wm Johnson 5.00; Paine 2.00; sent home

14.10; neckties 2.00; paper for Jas. Dwyer 2.50; waiter 30c

62

01

Feb. 16

Cash to H. H. Harrison

150

00

19

″ returned by Gen Paine

300

00

Mar. 4

Salary for Feb.

417

00

<November>

Cash Account – October.

Date.

Received.

Paid.

Nov. 24

From Pres. B. Y. pr. J. J.

500

00

To Herald for Col. Ford

4

50

″ Indian Relics for Major Poore

25

00

″ Reporter

25

00

By Tithing for Nov. pd.

Dec.

41

60

″ ″ J. W. Y

2

50

To Reporter (Peck)

6

00

″ ″ (Henderson)

30

00

″ Barnum for Dem. Com

50

00

″ dispatch home

2

50

″ freight on peaches

4

00

″ papers 30c, trip to Phil.

to see Gen. T. L .K. at his

request

15

57

By Tithing for Dec paid

Jan.

41

70

″ ″ ″ Jan. pd. Feb

41

60

″ ″ ″ Feb. pd. Mar.

41

70

″ ″ ″ Mar. ″ Apl.

41

70

″ ″ of mileage

96

16

To printing argument

41

65

″ Porter U. S. Dep.<&c> Mar.

15

00

″ Peaches (see a/c at home

137

40

137

40

By Tithing for April

paid in May

41

70

To Ousley & Walton

10

00

″ see Gen T. L. K at his request

14

02

″ J. B. Milner expense

239

40

″ ″ ″ (loan)

20

00

848 66 640 04

Cash Account – November

Date.

Received.

Paid.

Nov.25

Berth 8.00, porter 1.00,

meals 3.15. Fare 58, papers

20c, dispatch 1.50 sleeper 2.50

porter 50c, Bus 50c, car5c

29

sleeper 5.00, poor 10c, fare to

Washington 19.50, hotel 5.00

bus. 50c. oranges 25c, meals

1.90, papers 29c, bus. 50c,

porter 83c, boots 20c,

papers 19c, missing 15c.

640

04

848

66

582

64

May 22

To Mr. C. A. Eldredge

Attorney’s fee

300

00

June 4

By Tithing for May

41

60

7

To lunch & gratuity on

J. B. Milner A/c

4

00

May 29

″ Carriage to carry attorney

To Com. meeting

1

00

June 15

″ Gibson Bro’s for

printing argument

62

60

By J. B. Milner (loan) returned

20

00

July 4

By Tithing for June

41

70

″ ″ of stationery

12

50

To Walton (newspaper)

5

00

″ Phonographer report ˗

election argument

40

00

″ C A Eldredge

100

00

″ T L K visit to him

11

50

″ Barnum (Dem Com)

50

00

″ C. A Eldredge

84

00

″ ″ ″ ″

416

00

Aug. 4

By tithing (July)

41

60

Sep. 4

″ ″ (Aug)

41

60

20

00

1047 66 1596 76 <1784 14>

Cash Account – December

Date.

Received.

Paid.

1st to 8th

Board

32

65

sponge 1.25, alcohol 50c,

waters 75c, boots, papers,

cars, vichy, sealing wax

77c.

8

Drafts ($278 to A. M.

Cannon to pay assessment on Wasatch & J. V.

R. R. and $100 to Elizabeth H. Cannon to pay

her and Mary Alice’s way

to Washington)

378

00

To Jan.18

valise 7.00, rent 10.00, Wash-

ing, & Wm 5.25, board 17.75,

lunch & meals 27.05, telegrams

5.00, papers 26c, fares 10.60,

porters &c 4.05, berths &c 19.65,

Hotels 81.75, sundries 25.57

sundries $4. Sent to

Elders C. N. Smith &

Geo. White missionaries

From Valley to Canada

$1000/100, Sis. Cannon for

Housekeeping &c 45.50,

Lunch 60c, theatre 2.50

for B. Y. Jr., fruit, candy,

fares, papers, sundries 4.64

October – Bills Receivable.

Date.

Name.

Amount

November.

Serjeant-at-Arms Dr.

December

By salary

416

00

Jan. 4

″ ″

417

00

″ mileage

916

60

Feb. 4

416

00

on hand at

S.-at Arms

1508

60/100

[Diagonal deletion through entries from Serjeant-at-Arms through 60/100 with this note:] transferred to book for 1876

October – Bills Payable.

Date.

Name.

Amount

November.

S-at-Arms Cr.

December

To Draft

100

00

To Drafts

278

00

10

″ ″

38

00

11

″ ″

20

00

18

″ ″

50

00

24

″ ″

150

00

Jan. 14

″ ″

50

00

″ 18

″ A. Bruce Taylor

50

00

″ 21

″ Self

50

00

″ 28

″ ″

150

00

Feb. 5

50

00

[Diagonal deletion through entries from S-at-Arms Cr. to bottom of page with this note: transferred to book 1876]