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Today in Keys History: Nov. 24

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and walked to the Salt Pond, returned home and bathed. At 8:20 a.m. barometer 29.62, clouds 3. A propeller with workmen for the Fort came in early as did William Wall’s Belle of the Cape. Court was opened and the case of R.D. Roberts vs.[…]

Today in Keys History: Nov. 23

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary.:Rose at 5 and walked to the Salt Pond, returned home and bathed. At 8:25 a.m. barometer 29.68, thermometer 80, wind east southeast 3, clouds 3. Father E.O. Herrick slept last night in Benners house which he has rented. We sent over and asked them to tea but Mrs.[…]

Today in Keys History: Nov. 22

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose about 6 and went to the Post Office, got letters from P. Williams and papers. The steamer Isabel got in about 5. Judge William Marvin and William Folker and several others came in her. Read Boy Hunter by Capt. Reid. After tea went to Alexander Patterson’s and[…]

Today in Keys History: Nov. 21

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5:15 and walked above the Barracks, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.58, thermometer 79, wind southeast 3, clouds 4. Bought several books of Robert P. Campbell and looking over them. Matilda and I went to Alexander Patterson’s and called by Felix Senac’s for[…]

Today in Keys History: Nov. 20

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5:20 and walked by the Fort and home by Porter’s Spring, returned home and bathed. At 8:15 a.m. barometer 29.55, thermometer 75, clouds 9. Lucia cried a great deal last night but we could not discover anything the matter. Wrote a letter to Mr. Balmavin, Consul[…]

Today in Keys History: Nov. 18

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and walked to the Salt Pond, returned home and bathed. At 9 a.m., barometer 29.57.5, thermometer 72, wind northeast 3, clouds 4. Drew up a claim for duties in the ship Lady Arbella and bark Octavia. Read papers. Matilda made me a pair of Cassimere[…]

Today in Keys History: Nov. 17

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5:15 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8:30 a.m. barometer 29.51, thermometer 74, wind east 3, clouds 1. The brig Huntress got in yesterday four days from Charleston and brings news that Buchanan was elected, he had 170 votes, 149 being necessary[…]

Today in Keys History: Nov. 16

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8:30 a.m. barometer 2956, thermometer 76, wind south east 3, clouds 10 with light mist. The Gamble sailed for St. Marks today James Filor and family and Philip Fontane to Tallahassee to attend the Legislature.[…]

Today in Keys History: Nov. 15

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.46, thermometer 72, wind north northeast 3, clouds 1. Drew up stipulation for the cotton of the bark Emigrant so that the ship Stephen Mallory can sail for Charleston. It was executed[…]

Today in Keys History: Nov. 14

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m. barometer 29.42, thermometer 79.5, wind north by east 3, clouds 5. Drew up a bond from Capt. James Brown to Wall and Company to give Bottomry bond on the cargo of the bark[…]