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Today in Keys History: Sept. 9

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and made a scrubbing bush out of Palmetto. Bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.57.5, thermometer 85.5, wind south southeast 2, clouds 6. Tried on a new shirt bought for $15.00 per dozen, fitted beautifully. No sale in the morning and but a small one in[…]

Today in Keys History: Sept. 8

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and worked about the yard and bathed. At 9 a.m. barometer 29.51, thermometer 85, wind east southeast 2, clouds 4. Wrote to the Treasurer of the United States. Attended the auction sales. Bought of Gwynn eight pairs of shoes for the children. Went around Conch[…]

Today in Keys History: Sept. 7

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:45 and walked on the beach, bad walking as the sand has nor filled up over the rocks yet. Returned home and bathed. At 8:30 a.m. barometer 29.51, thermometer 84.5, wind north northeast 4, clouds 7. P.M. Took a nap. Weather looks bad. 1878: A hurricane[…]

Today in Keys History: Sept. 6

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose at 5 and went to the Post Office. Got a letter from the Comptroller allowing my per diem account for $45.00 and a draft for the same. At the sale again which I attended because I had nothing to do. Sent $4.25 Spanish gold to Havana by[…]

Today in Keys History: Sept. 5

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:40 and went to the market, not a thing to be bought. Walked down to the Fort, returned home and bathed. At 8:30 a.m. barometer 29.62, thermometer 87, wind east northeast 2 with a rain squall at 8 A.M. Bought 15 pounds of white sugar to[…]

Today in Keys History: Sept. 4

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:40 and walked to the Barracks and to the fort, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.60, thermometer 85, wind east southeast 2, clouds 5. Yesterday gave Matilda $14.00 to pay Mrs. Tift for good bought of her. Attending sales morning and evening. The sloops[…]

Today in Keys History: Sept. 3

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:40 and went to the market, found nothing. Walked up to the Barracks, returned home and bathed. At 8:30 a.m. barometer 29.58, thermometer 87, wind east southeast 1, clouds 7. Subscribed $1.00 toward burying an Irishman who is dying of yellow fever at Moffatt’s house. He[…]

Today in Keys History: Sept. 2

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:40 and walked above the Barracks, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.62, thermometer 87.5, wind east southeast 1, clouds 2 with haze. The sun has not been clear since the gale and from the continuous heat of the weather, I think that we[…]

Today in Keys History: Sept 1

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:40 and walked above the barracks, returned home and bathed. At 8:30 a.m. barometer 29.62.5, thermometer 87, wind east southeast 2, clouds 2 with haze. Went down to Bowne and Curry’s wharf where a quantity of goods were sold by the marshal. They bought very high[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 31

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and walked up above the Quarters, returned home and bathed. At 8:30 a.m. barometer 29.50, thermometer 86, wind south southwest 4, clouds 3 with hazy. My eyes still so sore that I cannot read. Samuel Filer came up from Tortugas about 8 P.M. He was[…]