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Today in Keys History: Dec. 8

Saturday, Dec. 8 1830: William R. Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose before the sun. My wrist is very painful so much so that I have procured a bottle of Opodeldoc to rub it with. Some six or eight years since I sprained my wrist and ever since at intervals it has been[…]

Today in Keys History: Dec. 7

1830: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose before the sun. Last night it was quite cool. After breakfast I was at the store where they were shooting until near twelve. I was verbally summoned by U.S. Marshall P.B. Prior to turn out as one of thirty men to guard the prisoner from the[…]

Today in Keys History: Dec. 6

1830: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose about 6. During the night the wind hauled to the west northwest and this morning blows fresh and quite cool. I hear that two days since Norman Sherwood took a dose of poison which was conveyed to him by some one but it was not sufficiently[…]

Today in Keys History: Dec. 5

1830: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary. Rose before the sun. After breakfast down to the store with brother. George Weaver better. Nearly everyone is sick or complaining of a bad cold. After dinner took a nap. At 4 P.M. a slight rain came attended by a fresh breeze and about 9 P.M. a[…]

Today in Keys History: Dec. 4

1830: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose with the sun. George Weaver is so sick with a cold that he has to take to his bed. Yesterday in blowing a conch out of its shell (which is done by making a small hole in the upper part of the shell and putting a[…]

Today in Keys History: Dec. 3

1830: William R. Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary. Rose with the dawn. After breakfast went up to the court house to look over records. The Brig Halcyon was sold by the Marshall and was purchased by Joseph Cottrell for the sum of $2,725. About 3 p.m. the Lightship got under way for her[…]

Today in Keys History: Dec. 2

1830: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose before the sun. After breakfast answered the letter from Father last evening. The Sloop Splendid of New York came in about 4p.m.,, 10 days from New York. A Spanish schooner arrived from Charlotte harbor brought some oysters and it was near eleven before they were cooked.[…]

Today in Keys History: Dec. 1

1830: William R. Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose a little after the sun. The Sloop-of-war Natchez went out this morning. I took a dose of salts as I feel the effects of the wine drank, slightly. Brother is so sick that he has not risen and complains much of headache. Captain Wallace still sick.[…]

Today in Keys History: Nov. 30

1830: William R. Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose with the sun. Captain Wallace of the Schooner Mayflower is sick with the bilious fever and the schooner will be detained some days longer. Brother and myself invited to dine with Oliver O’Hara. I shall not read much while Brother remains. Wrote Father to[…]

Today in Keys History: Nov. 29

1830: William R. Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose before the sun and wrote up my diary for yesterday. Brother after breakfast rode out to the salt pans in company with Theodore Owens who invited him to dinner today. Mr. Owens also sent me a written invitation as we are not on the[…]