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Today in Keys History: Jan. 31

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: I did not write home yesterday as there is no vessel in port by which the letter could go to any place at which it might be mailed and for some weeks now there has not been a vessel in this port except the vessel from[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 30

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: Rose at quarter past seven. Read Phillips until 12 and then read the Second Book of Samuel in the Old Testament. After dinner took a walk with F.A. Browne across the key to the southern beach and back. After tea read Livy till 10. 1911: Curtis[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 29

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary. Rose before 7. After breakfast went to the end of Greene’s Wharf fishing for a fish called the Jack of which a great number have been caught there for several days past. They are a strong fish and afford good sport. There were but few taken[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 28

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at half past 7, read Phillips. A Mr. Hill from some part of the State of New York who arrived here sometime last fall in a decline, died yesterday. After dinner read Malthus and after tea read Livy until nine. 1912: The cornerstone for the new Sparks[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 27

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Finished the first volume of Samuel M. Phillipps “A Treatise on the Law of Evidence.” After dinner read Thomas R. Malthus and after tea finished fourth volume of Maker’s Livy. 1857: The schooner Florida, while loading cotton from a ship ashore at Caesar’s Creek, was burned to the[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 26

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: The Evan T. Ellicott sailed for St. Marks this morning at 8 A.M. and Colonel Pardon Greene went in her to Tallahassee. Went to bed at nine but was not able to get to sleep for some time. For some days after eating my face has[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 25

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: By Charleston paper of the 4th instant I see that the Schooner Mayflower had cleared from thence to Baltimore and from that I expect that Brother had a good passage from this place to Charleston. By the same paper I perceive that commissioners have been appointed[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 24

1831: William Hackley recorded, in part, in his diary: The leaves on the northern side of all shrubs and even trees which were exposed to the full influence of the north winds we have had lately are completely killed and present the appearance of having been destroyed by frost, the coconut trees although as much[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 23

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary: Rose at 7, weather so cold that I am obliged to put on thick clothes. Read Phillips and a portion of the Old Testament. After dinner took a walk round the beach and read Stewart. After tea read Livy till nine. 1896: William Curry, Key West’s most highly[…]

Today in Keys History: Jan. 22

1831: William Hackley recorded in his diary. About 4 p.m., the new Collector of Custom, William A. Whitehead, arrived in the Schooner Evan T. Ellicott of Baltimore 58 days from Baltimore bound to St. Marks having put into the St. Johns to land passengers. A schooner called the Sarah, of Saco, 23 days from Charleston[…]