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Ann M. Hull Diary, December 1857 and Additional Entries with Transcription

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Transcribed by Kimberli Faulkner Hull © Chasing Light Media
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Citing this page: Kimberli Faulkner Hull, transcriber, “Diary for 1857 of Ann M. Hull, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania,” (typescript, 2021), December 1857 and additional entries; original diary in possession of Kimberli Faulkner Hull, Faulkner-Hull Collection (https://cooladventures.com/genealogy/ann-m-hull-diary-december-1857/ : [access date]).

December 1–5

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-5 December 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-5 December 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

December, Tuesday, 1

Worked on my scarf. Mrs Benedict and Mrs Lyons visited at Harveys. I was quite sick that night

Wednesday, 2

Felt better. Truman carried my down to Freds. There was a sewing party at Mrs Munsons. Was not able to go. Had a letter from Lute.

December, Thursday, 3, 1857

Rode up to Mr H in the morning, stopped at J. Taylors and spent the day. Staid at Harveys that night

Friday, 4

Felt quite smart in the forenoon. Had the headache in the afternoon

Saturday, 5

Went down to Freds in the morning Finished my scarf with Fannies help

December 6–11

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 6-11 December 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 6-11 December 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

December, Sunday, 6, 1857

Went to church Staid to communion Was very tired. Trumans cabin was burnt in the evening and everything in it

Monday, 7

Felt some better through the day. Right side pains me almost beyond endurance. Truman has got another cabin rained

Tuesday, 8

Felt very bad. Did not sit up but little

December, Wednesday, 9, 1857

Some better. Sat up about half of the time Read a little. Mrs Purdie spent the evening here

Thursday, 10

Side does not pain me but little this forenoon Sat up most of the time Frank Comfort was here in the evening

Friday, 11

Better. Rained some Received a letter from Minor with five dollars.

December 12–17

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 12-17 December 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 12-17 December 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

December, Saturday, 12, 1857

Felt quite smart

Sunday, 13

Did not attend church Fred and Mary went down to Dr Smiths Harvey and Fannie went to Jones Taylors

Monday, 14

Worked on Mrs Lyons drawer bottoms and knit some

December, Tuesday, 15, 1857

Worked on my embroidery in the forenoon. In the afternoon we to Mr Munsons to a sewing party

Wednesday, 16

Fred went to the Depot all day Mary went to Jones Taylors to a quilting. Went to a meeting in the evening. Frank Comfort staid with me

Thursday, 17

Fred went to meeting had company to dinner Truman had the teethache all day.

December 18–23

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 18-23 December 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 18-23 December 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

December, Friday, 18, 1857

Ellen came here last night and staid all day

Saturday, 19

Went over to Mr Purdies and spent the day

Sunday, 20

Went to Universalist church Rode up and back

December, Monday, 21, 1857

Finished Esther drawers and helped Mary some Truman had this tooth extracted.

Tuesday, 22

Knot on Maria’s stockings Dr Crandall called to see me Mrs Norton and Mrs Brige spent the morning here

Wednesday, 23

Did nothing but knit Finished Maria stockings

December 24–29

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 24-29 December 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 24-29 December 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

December, Thursday, 24, 1857

Made Fannie a lining collar

Friday, 25

Made some calls Mary & Fannie with Mrs Taylors help quilted Hattie a quilt. I sent Velomy a pair of shell stockings. She gave me a [bova?]

Saturday, 26

Cold and stormy. Did not feel very well Knit on my shell stockings Mary wet to the singing school

December, Sunday, 27, 1857

Mary went to church. It was pleasant but cold I did not feel very well.

Monday, 28

Went over to Mr C’s and staid a little while

Tuesday, 29

Felt almost sick

December 30–31

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 30-31 December 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 30-31 December 1857, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

December, Wednesday, 30, 1857

Did not feel any better Was choked up very much. Hard work to breathe

Thursday, 31

Felt a little better Had a beautiful work box for a New Years Present

Memoranda

Aunt Jane Chapin

Pages in back of diary: 1-6 January 1858

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-6 Jan 1858, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), 1-6 Jan 1858, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

Memoranda

Christmas Day
Very pleasant

26th
Snowy and Blustering most part of the day

27th
Quite pleasant but very cold

28th
Quite pleasant

29th
Snowy all ay but very pleasant in the evening

30th
Cloudy damp & snowy

31st
Warm to rainy in the AM. Cool in the evening

Memoranda

Jan 1st 1858
Pleasant till M. Weather very changeable in the PM.

2nd
Cool but pleasant

3rd
Beautiful day

4th
Pleasant

5th
Warm cloudy

6th

Pages in back of diary: Recipes

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), Sponge Cake recipe in back, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), Sponge Cake recipe in back, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

Memoranda

Sponge Cake

1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour
3 eggs, 1 tea spoonful cream tartar
½ teaspoonful saleratus dissolved in tablespoon sweet milk

Soda Biscuit

4 cups flower 2 tea-spoonful cream tartar butter size of hens egg both to be rull[?] in the flour
1 tea-spoonful saleratus dissolved
Mix with milk or cold water

Cup Cake

4 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup butter
2/3 cup mile 1 teaspoon saleratus dissolved in the milk

1/2 [?] 1 cup chopped raisins

Loaf Cake

2 cups sugar 1 of butter
2 of flour and 4 eggs
1/2 cup of sour milk 1 tea saleratus

Frosting

The whites of two eggs beat till you can turn the plate bottom upwards and sifted loaf sugar or crushed stirred till it is hick 1 tea spoonful powdered starch with lemon juice or vinegar

Jelly Cake

1 cup flour 1 cup white sugar 3 eggs 1 tea spoon cream tartar ½ teaspoon soda dissolved in a great spoonful of boiling water. Soda put in jelly before baking

Pages in back of diary: “Cure for Dysentery”

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), Cure of Dysentery in back of diary, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), Cure for Dysentery in back of diary, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

Memoranda

Cure for Dysentery

Coarse Indian Meal burned and made like coffee. To be drank three times a day or more

Back page of diary: Birthdays

Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), Births in back of diary, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection
Ann M. Hull, Diary of 1857, (Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania), Births in back of diary, privately held by Faulkner-Hull Collection

Hattie E. Holdridge
Born April 22nd 1855

Frank N. Hull
Born Nov 3rd 1857

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