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Today in Keys History: Aug. 18

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m., barometer 29.57, thermometer 87.2, wind southeast 2, clouds 4. The Spanish brig Rosita came in yesterday, she had been ashore on the reef and her cargo taken out by the sloop Dolphin and[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 17

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 7:45 a.m. barometer 29.61, thermometer 88, wind east southeast 2, clouds 4. Took Dan with me and made him bathe. I did not walk far a I do not feel well I suppose from being[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 16

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose at 4 and walked up to the beach and across the island and home by the Barracks. Bathed. At 8 A.M. barometer 29.63, thermometer 87.5, wind east by south 3, clouds 2 with haze. Saw a mouse run into the piano and took out the front, back[…]

Today in Keys History

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 7:30 a.m. barometer 29.59, thermometer 88, wind east southeast 2, clouds 2. Went down to Bowne and Curry’s. They have a sloop and schooner under the ship S.R. Mallory’s quarters and purchases in different direction by[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 14

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and went round by Alexander Patterson’s and took all the children and Matilda leaving the baby with Sister and went down to Bowne and Curry’s to see the ship S.R. Mallory launched. As we were going up into the cupola the ship started unexpectedly about[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 13

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 5 and bathed. At 7:30 a.m. barometer 29.47, thermometer 87, wind southeast 2, clouds 3. Dan has some fever and his tongue is heavily coated with white fur, no headache or pain in the back, gave him three Globs of Aconite and required Matilda to give[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 12

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose at 4:30 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 7:30 a.m. barometer 29.511, thermometer 86, wind east southeast 2, clouds 4. The steamer Florida left about 6 a.m. Read papers. The ship Maid of Orleans came in about 2. In the afternoon William C.[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 11

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and walked across to South Beach by the Lighthouse. Whipped Spring to make him obey and he ran home and when I returned I chained him and whipped him well. The Governor Dudley got in early from Havana and left before I got down. William[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 10

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and took Dan with me and walked across the island saw a duck in Porters Spring and waited for Dan at the spring to bathe and walked home by the Fort. Saw where a turtle had came up but could not find the eggs. At[…]

Today in Keys History: Aug. 9

1856: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 4:30 and walked on the beach, returned home and bathed. At 8 a.m., barometer 29.47, thermometer 86, wind south by west 4, clouds 4. The brig Huntress, Capt. Watlington, went to sea for New York early. A schooner from Nassau reports that the Governor Anderson is[…]